If you thought that Van Marcus and Yann Pauchon confirming their attendance at the 2010 APT Macau was big you better sit down for this news.
In a stunning coup for an event already regarded as a drawcard on the Asian Circuit, the APT has released the news that they have secured the participation of none other than Full Tilt Pro Phil Ivey!
Ivey is arguably the biggest name in the game today with eight bracelets and around $13.5 million in tournament earnings. His participation is sure to boost numbers for all events on the card during the nine day tournament schedule (November 6-14).
Not that the APT has ever had trouble drawing a crowd before with Yevgeniy Timoshenko raking in over $500,000 in 2008 and Frenchman Adrien Allain making almost $400,000 last year at the event. One of the reasons for the popularity behind the event is the fact that the APT always goes to great lengths to ensure that the players who take part are well looked after, get great value for their money and a memorable tournament experience. This not only extends to the well structured events and lineup of side action, but also to the general carnival-like atmosphere of the tournament.
Ivey won’t be the only thing new about the 2010 event. Previously hosted at the StarWorld Resort and Casino, the APT has made the decision to move this year’s event to the brand new Hard Rock Poker Lounge at the luxurious City of Dreams Complex. This magnificent casino and hotel complex boasts multiple hotels, fantastic food and hospitality and vast entertainment options. Better still the APT has arranged for special discount accommodation rates for poker players if they book before October 23.
The 2010 APT Macau is an event not to be missed! But don’t take our word for it, satellites are going right now that will get you there for a fraction of the almost AU$4,600 full entry fee. Currently the two main official partner online poker network’s are PKR and the iPoker network.
At PKR, sub-satellites start as low as just $2.01, ultimately rewarding $6,500 packages that include APT Macau Main Event buyin and US$2,000 for expenses. Direct qualifiers run for $250. While on the iPoker Network (that includes Mansion Poker, William Hill and Titan Poker) players have the chance to take out US$7,000 packages that include Main Event buyin, US$900 for accommodation and $1,500 for flights and expenses.
There is also a full range of side events and satellites running at the casino for those that want to grab a cheap flight and try their luck in the (legendary) ultra-soft Macau poker action!
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