PokerStars LIVE Macau announces MPC 20

PokerStars LIVE Macau today has announced its plans for the 20th installment of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) which takes place from January 10-21, 2014.

In celebration of 'MPC20' the legendary Red Dragon main event has been given a massive HK $8 million (US $1 million) guarantee.

"After six years and 19 Red Dragon events, the Macau Poker Cup has changed the landscape of poker in Macau and throughout Asia." said Danny McDonagh, PokerStars Director of Live Poker Operations in the Asia-Pacific. "The MPC is Asia's biggest regional poker series and MPC20 is set to shatter all previous records."

In April 2013, the MPC set a new record in Asia with 891 unique players in the Red Dragon event. MPC20 is expected to not only surpass that mark but become the first Asia-based tournament to have over 1,000 unique players.

The 12-day schedule will include a total of twelve Official Asia Player of the Year events to launch the 2014 season.

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Two new tournaments will be introduced at MPC20. The opening weekend will launch the HK $6,000 'Baby Dragon' warm-up event which comes with a HK $1 million guarantee. The other is the HK $50,000 High Roller tournament.

"I always knew the MPC would get bigger and the Red Dragon is hugely popular throughout Asia." said Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin. The 2-time main event champion added, "It's hard to believe we're at number twenty already but I have no doubt MPC20 is going to be the biggest ever and I love the opportunity of winning a historic event."

Players can qualify free to MPC20 on PokerStars.net beginning November 4, 2013.

*All tournaments are subject to regulatory approval


MPC20 SCHEDULE
(all figures in HKD)

Fri, Jan 10 @ 8pm -- $2,000 Deepstack NLH (200k GTD) (2-day event)
Sat, Jan 11 @ 6pm -- $6,000 BABY DRAGON (1m GTD) (2-day event)
Sun, Jan 12 @ 4pm -- $2,000 Deepstack PLO (2-day event)
Mon, Jan 13 @ 7pm -- $3,000 6-max (2-day event)
Tue, Jan 14 @ 7pm -- $5,000 KO Bounty (2-day event)
Wed, Jan 15 @ 7pm -- $3,000 NLH Turbo
Thu, Jan 16 @ 3:30pm -- $2,400 Red Dragon MEGA Satellite (20 Seats GTD)
Thu, Jan 16 @ 7pm -- $11,000 RED DRAGON ($8m GTD) - Day 1A
Fri, Jan 17 @ 2pm -- $1,500 NLH Turbo
Fri, Jan 17 @ 7pm -- $11,000 RED DRAGON ($8m GTD) - Day 1B
Sat, Jan 18 @ 3pm -- $11,000 RED DRAGON ($8m GTD) - Day 1C
Sun, Jan 19 @ 6pm -- $4,000 NLH (2-day event)
Sun, Jan 19 @ 8pm -- $20,000 NLH ($1m GTD)(2-day event)
Mon, Jan 20 @ 6pm -- $2,500 KO Bounty (2-day event)
Mon, Jan 20 @ 7pm -- $50,000 High Roller (2-day event)
Tue, Jan 21 @ 3:30pm -- $2,500 Deepstack NLH (2-day event)

For the complete MPC20 schedule please visit www.PokerStarsLIVEMacau.com