Macau Poker Cup 2011
Poker players are in for a veritable feast of gaming this week as the Macau Poker Cup gets into full swing. Hosted at the Grand Lisboa Casino in the heart of Macau’s thriving districts, this much-anticipated poker tournament is set to break attendance records in 2011.
Fans and players alike are already tuned into the rollicking action, which got underway on the 28th May. Topping the list of tourneys in the contest is the Red Dragon Event. Prize money – as always – remains a big incentive for players to participate.
At HKD$3 million guaranteed and a buy-in of some HKD$11,000 for the Red Dragon Event, it’s a contest of note waiting in the wings. Scores of the finest poker stars and its pool of rising talent are already in attendance.
The Structure of the Contest
Each player in the contest is gifted with a chip stack of some 15,000 chips. The contest proudly showcases its deep-value structure and players can partake in multiple side events such as the Charity Event (in aid of the Macau Child Development Association and Caritas de Macau).
Owing to PokerStars Macau’s involvement since 2009, the Macau Poker Cup has been going from strength to strength. The MPCC showcases the illustrious HKD$20,000 Main Event buy-in too. The day-by-day structure of the tourney is as follows:
• The No Limit Hold’em Deepstack on May 30th at 20:10, with a buy-in of HKD$1,500 with $150k Guaranteed prize money.
• The No Limit Hold’em KO Bounty on May 31st at 20:10, with a buy-in of HKD$5,000 & $500k Guaranteed prize money.
• The No Limit Hold’em Team Event on June 1st at 14:10, with a buy-in of HKD$4,000.
• The No Limit Hold’em Red Dragon takes place from June 2nd thru June 3rd with an HKD$11,000 buy-in and some $3 million Guaranteed prize money.
• The Ladies – No Limit Hold’em is slated for the June 3rd at 19:00, with a HKD$1,000 buy-in.
• The No Limit Hold’em kicks off on June 4th at 14:10, with a HKD$6,000 buy-in and $600k Guaranteed prize money.
• The No Limit Hold’em contest continues on June 5th at 20:10, with a HKD$30,000 buy-in.
• On Sunday June 5th at 14:10, the No Limit Hold’em KO Bounty takes place. There is an incredible $200k Guaranteed prize money. The buy-in is HKD$2,500.
The 2010 Macau Poker Cup sported a field of topnotch pros. China’s Raymond Wu managed to win the tightly contested affair and he was rewarded with HKD$664,000 for 1st place. In 2010 there were a whopping 321 poker players participating in the tournament.
Other Top Finishers in the 2010 Tournament Included
• Syed Ubhaidilla in 2nd place with a massive HKD$75,700
• Mikal Blomlie in 3rd place with a handy HKD$ 51,200
• Ho Yin Tai in 4th place with HKD$42,300
• Mark Vanderburg in 5th place with HKD$33,400
• Brian Yip Long in 6th place with HKD$28,900
• Brice Renaud in 7th place with HKD$24,500
• Alexandre Chieng in 8th place with HKD$20,000
The Grand Lisboa Casino is located at Avenida de Lisboa, No. 2-4 in Macau, MO. This stylishly crafted hotel & casino paradise is the jewel of the Orient. It is a symbol of Macau’s prosperity and dominance in the heart of Asia. This Singaporean colossus features a distinctive personality, replete with 12 internationally acclaimed restaurants and around-the-clock entertainment. This casino metropolis features the largest LED Dome in the world with more than 1 million lights. The casino is a bricks and mortar haven of 240 gaming tables and 750 electronic games of pure gaming bliss.