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PokerStars Macau Poker Cup Championship 2012 Starts Today

Posted at 08:00 2012-09-07 by Matthew Pitt

Today marks the start of the Macau Poker Cup: Championship 2012 (MPCC), an event sponsored by PokerStars Macau. Running between Sept. 07 through to Sept. 16 the MPCC is the grand finale of the Macau Poker Cup series and it promises to live up to all of the hype.

There will be 12 official events in total with buy-ins ranging from just HKD$1,000 and climbing all the way up to HKD$50,000. Along with the HKD$50,000 High Rollers event the crowning jewel of this fantastic festival is the HKD$20,000 Man Event that carries a massive HKD$4,500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Last year's Main Event attracted a 308-strong crowd who were all outlasted by Malaysia's Raiden Kan who walked away from the Lisboa Hotel & Casino, Macau with the HKD$1,250,000 first place prize, the equivalent of AUD$156,000.

Poker is booming in Macau and PokerNetwork fully expects this year's Main Event to attract an even larger crowd. Time will tell if Kan returns to the felt in an attempt to defend his title but we have confirmation that a a myriad of Team PokerStars Pros will be participating including Celina Lin and Bryan Huang.

Macau Poker Cup Championship 2012 Schedule

*DateTimeTournament (HKD)
Fri 7 Sept20:00$8,800 No Limit Hold'em $1,000,000 GTD Day 1A
Sat 8 Sept18:00$8,800 No Limit Hold'em $1,000,000 GTD Day 1B
Sun 9 Sept18:00$1,500 Deepstack $150,000 GTD
Mon 10 Sept20:00$5,000 KO Bounty $500,000 GTD ($1k per bounty)
Tue 11 Sept15:10$1,000 Charity Event + 2 Rebuys ($50,000 Added Prizes)
Wed 12 Sept15:10$20,000 Main Event $4,500,00 GTD Day 1A
Wed 12 Sept19:00$4,000 No Limit Hold'em
Thu 13 Sept15:10$20,000 Main Event $4,500,00 GTD Day 1B
Thu 13 Sept19:00$4,000 No Limit Hold'em
Fri 14 Sept15:10Main Event Day 2
Fri 14 Sept18:00$3,000 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD
Fri 14 Sept21:00$10,000 No Limit Hold'em
Sat 15 Sept13:00Main Event Day 3
Sat 15 Sept15:10$6,000 No Limit Hold'em $600,000 GTD
Sat 15 Sept18:00$50,000 High Rollers
Sun 16 Sept13:00Main Event Final Table
Sun 16 Sept15:10$2,500 KO Bounty $250,000 GTD ($500 per bounty)
Sun 16 Sept17:00$1,000 Ladies Event

Along with the events listed above, there will also be a plethora of satellite tournaments to the various high buy-in events but we suggest you check with the casino before commencing your travel to ensure the satellites are still going to be running.

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