The Macau Poker Cup is underway in the Asian gaming centre, and there is major anticipation of whether it will see the success of the last poker cup event.
The Cup began yesterday at the PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams, with a HK$5,500 No Limit Satellite tournament being the first to take place. That was followed by another $5,500 Satellite and a HK$2,000 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em event.
Wednesday will be the day when the Main Event of the Macau Poker Cup, known as the Red Dragon, will get underway. The Red Dragon has a HK$11,000 buy-in and will take place over three days, which includes three different starting flights.
The last Macau Poker Cup was held back in April, and was the most successful Cup in the event’s history. A total of 891 players turned out for the Red Dragon Main Event, which shattered the previous turnout for that event. It was won by Taiwanese poker pro Terry Fan.
Promoters are likely hoping that this Macau Poker Cup will yield similar numbers to the record breaking turnout of the previous event. While the Red Dragon is the pinnacle of the Macau Poker Cup, it is not the only event that will be played over the next eight days.
A total often events will be played throughout the Cup, including a two day HK$5,500 No Limit Hold’em event, which is set to begin today. A $5,000 KO Bounty event is also set to take place next week as is a $3,000 No Limit Turbo event.
For the high rollers, a two day $20,000 No Limit event with a $1,000,000 Guarantee will be held on the last two days of the Macau Poker Cup. Closing the event will be a satellite tournament where the winner will receive a seat to the upcoming Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Melbourne leg.
As always, PokerUpdate will bring readers information on the Red Dragon Main Event and other major news throughout the event.