PokerStars Macau announced on Friday the much-awaited confirmation of their last two events for the year that will count to the 2012 Asia Player of the Year season. The Macau Poker Cup Championship (MPCC) will take place from September 7-16 and the inaugural APPT: Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) is set for October 26 to November 11. Both events will be hosted at the Grand Waldo Entertainment Complex.
The announcement comes after PokerStars Macau previously cancelled their August Macau Poker Cup tournament and said they were unable to confirm the rest of their 2012 schedule. Sources have told Poker Portal Asia that there were some issues to be ironed out with the DICJ (Macau’s gaming governing body).
Thankfully PokerStars Macau seems to have everything now in order and can get on with the job of hosting Asia’s biggest tournaments. The MPCC is the annual finale for the Macau Poker Cup series and features a HKD $20,000 buy-in Main Event with a HKD $4.5 million guarantee.
But the highlight of the schedule will definitely be the never-before-seen ACOP and its HKD $100,000 buy-in Main Event with a monumental HKD $10 million guaranteed prize pool. The 17-day poker festival will also witness a HKD $25,000 buy-in ACOP Warm-up (HKD $5 million guarantee) and a HKD $250,000 buy-in High Roller.
“ACOP is the next evolution of tournaments in Asia,” said Danny McDonagh, Director of Live Operations for Asia-Pacific. “This is an exciting step towards reaching the success of major international tournaments like the PCA, EPT, and WSOP.”
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