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PokerStars.net APPT Macau Summer of Poker Festival

Posted at 13:29 2009-07-25
Things are starting to warm up in the Asian region as players are waiting eagerly for the launch of the major international poker events throughout Asia. In particular the focus is on Macau as the “Macau Summer Poker Festival” is set to attract poker players from all over the world.
 
PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker have announced the festival to mark the start of the higly anticipated PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Season 3. With five stops once again on the calendar, culminating in the season-ending grand final in Sydney in December, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) remains Asia’s largest and richest poker tour in terms of both player participation and prize pools.
 
The PokerStars.net APPT Macau Festival of Poker takes place August 25-30 at the luxurious Grand Lisboa Casino, home to the PokerStars Macau Poker Room which is the the largest poker room in continental Asia. The festival consists of 20 huge events, including the $40,000 HKD ($5,200 USD) buy-in Main Event and a prestigious ‘High Roller’ event with a buy-in of $88,800 HKD ($11,500 USD). There will be a number of preliminary and side events in a wide range of buy-ins, such as the $4,000 HKD ($500 USD) NLH Knockout Bounty Tournament, the $1,500 HKD ($200 USD) NLH Turbo Shootout and a $2,500 HKD ($320 USD) 6-Handed Fixed Limit Hold'em Tournament.
 
“I’m pleased to see the sport of tournament poker continue to grow in Asia” said Team PokerStars Pro and Poker World Champion Joe Hachem.  “I played in the first APPT Macau in 2007 when PokerStars planted the seeds of No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker culture in Macau, and it’s been incredible watching that legacy take root and bloom. There are now hundreds of local players, cash games running 24/7 and tournaments available every week at the PokerStars Macau Poker Room. I wouldn’t be surprised if the next World Champion comes from Macau or elsewhere in China.”
 
In Season 2, the PokerStars.net APPT Macau generated the biggest prize pool recorded for a poker event in Asia with more than $12.6 million HKD ($1.62 million USD). Eddy Sabat of the United States bested a record field of 538 players to take the first prize of $3.5 million HKD ($453,851 USD). This year the APPT expects to beat its own records, with more players and a prize pool of more than $15.5 million HKD ($2,000,000 USD).
 
Jeffrey Haas, President of the PokerStars.net APPT, said: “This season’s APPT is set to be even bigger than Season 2 in terms of both number of participants and prize pools. This has been made possible by continued enthusiasm for the tour right across the region, with amazing levels of participation. As poker culture continues to grow in Asia Pacific and more extraordinary players emerge on the scene, they tell us how excited they are to match their skills against players from around the world to win the prestigious poker title of APPT Champion. We will continue bringing together vast numbers of poker players at many experience levels, giving them the greatest poker experiences, in some incredible places and constantly exceeding their expectations.”
 
Last year, the best poker players from around the globe played at APPT events - including Team PokerStars Pros Joe Hachem, Lee Nelson, Isabelle Mercier, Barry Greenstein, Hevad Khan, Chad Brown and Player of the Year Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, as well as Johnny Chan, John Juanda, Scotty Nguyen, Grant Levy, Men "The Master" Nguyen, Eric Assadourian, Nam Le and Liz Lieu.
 
Joining the professionals will be a host of players from across Asia Pacific and the rest of the world, many of whom will have won their way to the event via free online tournaments at PokerStars.net. Satellites for APPT Macau are running on PokerStars now.
 
PokerStars.net APPT Macau Summer Poker Festival
 
Sat 15-Aug
 
14:15 - Satellite to 100K Guarantee
$550
18:00 - No Limit Hold’em - $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
$2,500
Sun 16-Aug
 
14:15 - No Limit Hold’em w/ Re-buys - $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
$500
17:00 - Satellite Main Event Phase 2
$900
19:00 - Satellite Main Event Phase 3
$4,200
Mon 17-Aug
 
12:15 - Satellite Main Event Phase 2
$900
14:15 - No Limit Hold’em
$1,000
Tue 18-Aug
 
12:15 - Satellite Main Event Phase 2
$900
14:15 - No Limit Hold’em
$1,500
Wed 19-Aug
 
12:15 - Satellite Main Event Phase 2
$900
14:15 - Knock-Out Bounty No Limit Hold’em - $500 cash for every player you eliminate
$2,000
18:00 - Satellite Main Event Phase 3
$4,200
Thurs 20-Aug
 
14:15 - Free to Enter Mega Satellite w/ $500 Re-buys - 1 MAIN EVENT SEAT GUARANTEED
$0
18:00 - APPT Macau Charity Event w/ max 2 Re-buys - $50,000 added value prizes
$1,000
Fri 21-Aug
 
14:15 - No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
$1,500
18:00 - Satellite Main Event Phase 3
$4,200
Sat 22-Aug
 
12:15 - Mega Satellite to 10k
$2,150
15:30 - No Limit Hold’em Day 1 - $500,000 GUARANTEED Prize Pool
$10,000
18:00 - Satellite Main Event Phase 3
$4,200
Sun 23-Aug
 
12:15 - No Limit Hold’em Day 2
 
14:15 - Terrence Chan Limit Hold'em Tournament 6 handed
$2,500
18:00 - Satellite Main Event Phase 3
$4,200
Mon 24-Aug
 
12:15 - Satellite Main Event Phase 3
$4,200
14:15 - Turbo Shoot-out No Limit Hold’em
$1,500
16:30 - Satellite Main Event Phase 3
$4,200
21:00 - APPT Macau Welcome Party
 
Tue 25-Aug
 
12:15 - APPT Macau Main Event Day 1 Flight 1
$40,000
15:00 - No Limit Hold’em
$4,000
Wed 26-Aug
 
12:15 - APPT Macau Main Event Day 1 Flight 2
$40,000
15:00 - No Limit Hold’em 7-Handed Event
$5,000
18:00 - Last Chance Mega Satellite to Main Event
$4,200
Thu 27-Aug
 
12:15 - APPT Macau Main Event Day 1 Flight 3
$40,000
16:00 - Knock-Out Bounty No Limit Hold’em - $1,000 cash for every player you eliminate
$4,000
18:00 - Ladies Event No Limit Hold’em
$1,500
Fri 28-Aug
 
12:15 - APPT Macau Main Event Day 2
 
15:00 - No Limit Hold’em Teams Event
$5,000
18:00 - Mega Satellite to High Roller Event
$9,400
Sat 29-Aug
 
12:15 - APPT Macau Main Event Day 3
 
14:15 - APPT Macau High Rollers Event Day 1
$88,800
15:00 - No Limit Hold’em
$2,000
18:00 – Satellite to APPT Seoul w/ Re-buys
$500
Sun 30-Aug
 
12:15 - APPT Macau Main Event Final Table
 
13:00 - APPT Macau High Rollers Event Day 2
 
14:15 - No Limit Hold’em w/ Re-buys
$1,000
18:00 - Mega Satellite to APPT Seoul
$4,000

 
All amounts in above table are in HKD $
 
PokerStars.net APPT Season Three Schedule
 

EVENT 
VENUE 
CITY
DATES
BUY-IN
CAP
APPT Macau
Grand Lisboa Casino
Macau
August 25-30
40,000 HKD (5,160 USD)
700
APPT Seoul
7-Luck Casino
Seoul
September 17-20
3,000 USD
250
APPT Auckland
Skycity Casino
Auckland
October 12-15
3,250 NZD (2,050 USD)
350
APPT Philippines
Shangri-la Mactan Resort
Cebu
October 14-19
100,000 PHP (2,150 USD)
300
APPT Sydney
Star City Casino
Sydney
December 1-6
6,300 AUD (4,920 USD)
750

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