Just half a month ago, Macau was hitting a new all-time high. The 2014 Macau Millions got into the record books by becoming the biggest Asian poker tournament ever.
Now, the city is getting ready for yet another chance to become part of poker history as the live tournament frenzy will return to the Las Vegas of Asia with two major Asia Pacific Poker Tour stops in 2014.
The first stop – the APPT8 Macau, will take off on May 14, 2014. During a 12-day stretch, all the players visiting the City of Dreams poker room will have the possibility of being part of the festival, no matter the size of their pockets. From HK$170 ($22) satellites and HK$1,500 ($190) bounty tournaments to the HK$25,000 ($3,200) Main Event and the HK$100,000 ($12,900) High Roller, the APPT8 Macau will have it all.
The second stop will take place between August 1 and 17, 2014 and will include 14 events as part of the 21st Macau Poker Cup (MPC). The HK$11,000 ($1,400) Red Dragon Main Event will return in the last month of the summer with a HK$5,000,000 ($645,000) guaranteed prize pool. Also, between August 14-15, the big spenders will clash in the HK$80,000 ($10,000) MPC High Roller.
In the last MPC played in January 2014, Mongolian Buyanjargal Bold made a name for himself as the last man standing from a record-setting field of 995 players from all around Asia and Australia. Who will be the next winner?