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20th Macau Poker Cup Announced for January 2014

Posted 5 days 17 hours ago by Tim Duckworth

The Macau Poker Cup (MPC) is back for its 20th installment at PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams from January 10th – 21st of 2014.

To celebrate the twentieth running of the Macau Poker Cup, the 12-day and 13-event schedule will include a huge HK$8,000,000 guarantee Red Dragon Main Event that will feature three starting flights.

"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."

Back in April of this year the Macau Poker Cup set a new record for poker in Asia as they had 891 unique players in the Red Dragon event, and it is expected that this upcoming Red Dragon will not only surpass that mark but become the first tournament in the region to have over 1,000 unique players.

"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."

However if the HK$11,000 (approximately AU$1,500) buy-in is a little on the step side, the schedule features a wide variety of tournaments with very affordable buy-ins. The schedule opens with a HK$2,000 Deepstack (HK$200k GTD) before being followed by a HK$2,000 Pot Limit Omaha, HK$3,000 6-Max, HK$5,000 KO Bounty and HK$3,000 and HK$1,500 Turbos before the Main Event begins. Ending the week are a few more No Limit Hold’em events along with a 2-day HK$50,000 High Roller event that is expected to attract a highly-skilled field. One new addition added by the PokerStars LIVE Macau team is the HK$6,000 Baby Dragon warm-up event that will feature a HK$1,000,000 guarantee.

Event Date Tournament Buy-in (HKD) Guarantee (HKD)
1 10th January No Limit Hold’em Deepstack (2-day event) $2,000 $200,000
2 11th January BABY DRAGON (2-day event) $6,000 $1,000,000
3 12th January Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack (2-day event) $2,000 --
4 13th January No Limit Hold’em 6-Max (2-day event) $3,000 --
5 14th January KO Bounty (2-day event) $5,000 --
6 15th January No Limit Hold’em Turbo $1,500 --
-- 16th January Red Dragon Mega Satellite $2,400 20 seats
7 16th January RED DRAGON Main Event Day 1a $11,000 $8,000,000
8 17th January No Limit Hold’em Turbo $1,500 --
7 17th January RED DRAGON Main Event Day 1b $11,000 $8,000,000
7 18th January RED DRAGON Main Event Day 1c $11,000 $8,000,000
9 19th January No Limit Hold’em (2-day event) $4,000 --
10 19th January No Limit Hold’em (2-day event) $20,000 $1,000,000
11 20th January KO Bounty (2-day event) $2,500 --
12 20th January High Roller (2-day event) $50,000 --
13 21st January No Limit Hold’em Deepstack $2,500 --

For a full list of the schedule that includes start times and the satellite schedule, head to the PokerStars Macau website here.

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