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PokerStars Macau Announce Expanded Macau Poker Cup Schedule

Posted at 13:28 2011-03-23

With the large numbers of players at the last Macau Poker Cup in February shocking even the most optimistic of estimates, PokerStars Macau has moved quickly to ensure even more players will be accommodated for the next edition, slated to take place between May 28 and June 5 2011.

According to organisers, the growth was so great in the previous series, that had an already enhanced schedule had to revamped to meet the demands of a rapidly expanding player base in Asia. The upcoming series will see eight official Asia Player of the Year events running over nine days.

The Red Dragon Main Event has been increased to a four-day event, guaranteeing around AU$400,000 in prize money.

But it gets a whole lot more juicier. PokerStars’ very popular 3x Turbo Rebuy Satellite format will be held live in the poker room for the first time in the lead up to the Main Event. As anyone who has played in Macau will attest to, Asia loves to gamble and this action-heavy format will ensure plenty of action. It’s great news for the players who have experienced this format online and want to get in some extra live action before the tournament. Each live 3x turbo will be around AU$65 to buy in with rebuys and will guarantee five AU$1,400 Main Event seats.

The tournament series proper will kick off with a rush of three tournaments. Patrons can expect action in two tournaments around the AU$100 mark and another at the AU$350 price. The expanded scheduled also adds an AU$635 Bounty Event, AU$760 No Limit Hold’em event, an AU$3,800 High Roller event, and an AU$500 teams event.

Not only will players have the opportunity to rub shoulders with their favourite PokerStars Asia Pros, but they will also have the opportunity to freeroll their way to a teams event package, paired up with Bryan Huang, Raymond Wu or Celina Lin from Team PokerStars Pro Asia.  

“I‘m really excited about this promotion,” said Celina Lin. “Teams Events are always so much fun and PokerStars is giving away 3 great packages absolutely for free! There will definitely be a competitive spirit between Bryan, Raymond, and myself.”

Freeroll winners will take down a Macau Poker Cup Package which includes the AU$500 Teams Event entry, USD $500 cash, 3 Nights Accommodation at the luxurious Grand Lisboa Hotel, and a Team PokerStars PRO Asia teammate. To find the Teams Event freerolls look under the ‘Events’ tab in the PokerStars client and click ‘Macau’. The promotion will run between April 18 and May 15.

Macau Poker Cup Schedule

(All figures in HKD)

Saturday, May 28 @ 2:10 PM – $500 3x Turbo Rebuy Red Dragon Satellite (5 Seat Guarantee)
Saturday, May 28 @ 8:10 PM – Event 1: $3,000 NLH ($350,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
Sunday, May 29 @ 2:10 PM – Event 2: $1,000 Charity Event + 2 Rebuys ($50,000 Added Prizes)
Monday, May 30 @ 8:10 PM – Event 3: $1,500 Deepstack ($150,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
Tuesday, May 31 @ 8:10 PM – Event 4: $5,000 KO Bounty ($500,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
Wednesday, June 1 @ 2:10 PM – $4,000 Teams Event
Thursday, June 2 @ 2:10 PM – Event 5: $11,000 Red Dragon ($3,000,000 Guarantee), Day 1A
Friday, June 3 @ 2:10 PM – Event 5: $11,000 Red Dragon ($3,000,000 Guarantee), Day 1B
Friday, June 3 @ 7:00 PM – $1,000 Ladies Event
aturday, June 4 @ 2:10 PM – EVENT 6: $6,000 NLH ($600,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
Saturday, June 4 @ 8:10 PM – EVENT 7: HIGH ROLLERS [2-day event]
Sunday, June 5 @ 2:10 PM – Event 8: $2,500 KO Bounty ($200,000 Guarantee)

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The next Macau Poker Cup will run from May 28 - June 5, 2011 The next Macau Poker Cup will run from May 28 - June 5, 2011