2017 ACOP: Official schedule unveiled

PokerStars LIVE Macau has unveiled the official schedule for the 2017 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) -- where the world's best poker players come to compete in Asia's richest annual poker series.

This year's ACOP takes place from October 13-29 and will feature 24 ACOP Title Events where each victor will claim one of the prestigious ACOP Spadie trophies.

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Taking centre stage once again will be the HK$100,000 (~USD $13,000) Main Event which comes with a whopping HK$25 million prize pool guarantee - the largest in Asia's history to date.

Vladimir Geshkenbein won the Main Event last year to become the only man to win a title on both the European Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour. The 29-year old Swiss player took home HK$5,643,000 along with the coveted Gold Spadie trophy.

Geshkenbein's victory also awarded him an entry into this year's Main Event; a long standing tradition for ACOP champions since the series began in 2012.

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In total, there will be 50 cash tournaments spread throughout the 17-day series with a wide variety of buy-ins ranging from HK$1,000 to HK$800,000. Regardless of bankroll, there's something here for you and we've created tonnes of qualifying options for you to compete with the world's best at a fraction of the cost!

The previous ACOP poker festival attracted 4,479 entrants and awarded more than HK$95 million (~USD $12.3 million) in prize money. Call me bold and foolish but I'm telling you right now that this year's numbers will be closer to 7,000 entrants and HK$200 million.

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The ACOP Title Events are listed below but if you want the full schedule then click RIGHT HERE.

Stay tuned for more stories about the 2017 ACOP as we lead up to the October 13 launch date!

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2017 ACOP TITLE EVENTS

(all figures in HKD)

Event #1 - Oct 13 @ 6PM: $4,000 1m GTD Spadie - Day 1A (Unlimited Re-entries)

Event #1 - Oct 14 @ 1PM: $4,000 1m GTD Spadie - Day 1B (Unlimited Re-entries)

Event #1 - Oct 14 @ 6PM: $4,000 1m GTD Spadie - Day 1C (Unlimited Re-entries)

Event #2 - Oct 15 @ 1PM: $11,000 Shootout Championship (100 CAP)

Event #3 - Oct 15 @ 6PM: $11,000 Knockout Championship

Event #4 - Oct 16 @ 3PM: $11,000 6-Handed Championship

Event #5 - Oct 17 @ 1PM: $15,000 PLO Championship

Event #6 - Oct 17 @ 6PM: $11,000 Deepstack Championship

Event #7 - Oct 18 @ 1PM: $50,000 Single Day 50K (Single Re-entry)

Event #8 - Oct 18 @ 6PM: $9,000 2m GTD Spadie - Day 1A (Unlimited Re-Entries)

Event #8 - Oct 19 @ 1PM: $9,000 2m GTD Spadie - Day 1B (Unlimited Re-Entries)

Event #8 - Oct 19 @ 6PM: $9,000 2m GTD Spadie - Day 1C (Unlimited Re-Entries)

Event #9 - Oct 20 @ 3PM: $2,500 Rebuy Championship

Event #10 - Oct 20 @ 6PM: $25,000 ACOP Warm-up ($3,000,000 Guarantee)

Event #11 - Oct 21 @ 1PM: $10,000 Single Day 10K (Single Re-Entry)

Event #12 - Oct 21 @ 4PM: $800,000 Super High Roller (Shot Clock, Unlimited Re-Entries)

Event #13 - Oct 21 @ 6PM: $9,000 Ladies Asia Championship

Event #14 - Oct 22 @ 2PM: $40,000 NLH-PLO Championship

Event #15 - Oct 22 @ 8PM: $20,000 Teams Championship

Event #16 - Oct 23 @ 2PM: $100,000 Main Event ($25,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1A

Event #17 - Oct 24 @ 12PM: $300,000 Single Day High Roller (Shot Clock, Single Re-Entry)

Event #16 - Oct 24 @ 2PM: $100,000 Main Event ($25,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1B

Event #18 - Oct 25 @ 7PM: $3,000 Flipout Championship (Unlimited Re-Entries)

Event #19 - Oct 26 @ 4PM: $15,000 NLH

Event #20 - Oct 26 @ 7PM: $80,000 Mini High Roller (Shot Clock, Unlimited Re-Entries)

Event #21 - Oct 27 @ 6PM: $250,000 High Roller (Shot Clock, Unlimited Re-Entries)

Event #22 - Oct 27 @ 7PM: $11,000 Turbo Championship

Event #23 - Oct 28 @ 1.30PM: $11,000 Megastack Championship

Event #24 - Oct 28 @ 6PM: $11,000 Closeout Spadie (Shot Clock, Unlimited Re-Entries)

For the complete 2017 ACOP schedule please visit www.PokerStarsLIVEMacau.com

Note: All ACOP Title Events count towards the Asia Player of the Year standings except the Ladies Asia Championship and Teams Championship

*All PokerStars LIVE Macau events are subject to regulatory approval.

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