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ACOP kicks off this Friday

Posted by : DM101 on Thursday, October 25, 2012 permalink

MACAU, CHINA, October 24, 2012 – The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) will kick off its Macau leg of Season 6 this Friday with the inaugural Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) held at the Grand Waldo Entertainment Complex in Macau.

The newest PokerStars Macau series runs from October 26 to November 11 and features the HKD $100,000 (US $13,000) Main Event which boasts a HKD $10,000,000 (US $1.3M) guarantee.

If participating PokerStars pros are any indication, the largest guaranteed prize money in Asia has not only attracted players from the Far East but has clearly received the attention of the international poker community.

There are 10 members of Team PokerStars who have already confirmed their attendance with Brazil's Andre Akkari being the latest to join Bertrand 'ElKY' Grospellier (France), Angel Guillen (Mexico), Eugene Katchalov (Ukraine), Celina Lin (China), Vivian Im (Korea), Raymond Wu (Taiwan), Bryan Huang (Singapore), Naoyo Kihara (Japan), and 2011 APPT Macau champion Randy Lew (USA).

he ACOP offers 17 days of poker action so here's a quick look at the first half of the schedule.

PokerStars Macau opens with the HKD $10,000 Deepstack Championship this Friday night which comes with a HKD $1,000,000 guarantee.

The 3-day tournament is an ACOP Title Event and allows re-entry to Day 1B for players who fail to advance to Day 2 from the Day 1A field.

The ACOP then offers several tournaments ranging from HKD $1,000-4,000 before the next ACOP Title Events on November 1st and 2nd where the HKD $8,000 Six-Handed Championship and $2,000 Rebuy Championship take place respectively.

Live satellites to the ACOP will be running at PokerStars daily from October 26 to November 7.

2012 ACOP Title Events
(all figures in HKD)

Oct 26 -- $10,000 Deepstack Championship ($1,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1A (Day 1B re-entry allowed)
Oct 27 -- $10,000 Deepstack Championship ($1,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1B (3-day event)
Nov 1 -- $8,000 Six-Handed Championship ($400,000 Guarantee) (2-day event)
Nov 2 -- $2,000 Rebuy Championship ($300,000 Guarantee) (2-day event)
Nov 3 -- $25,000 ACOP Warm-Up ($5,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1A (3-day event)
Nov 4 -- $25,000 ACOP Warm-Up ($5,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1B (3-day event)
Nov 4 -- $8,000 Turbo Championship ($500,000 Guarantee)
Nov 7 -- $100,000 ACOP MAIN EVENT ($10,000,000 Guarantee)
Nov 8 -- $10,000 KO Big Bounty (2-day event) ($2,000 cash for each elimination)
Nov 9 -- $15,000 NLH ($1,000,000 Guarantee) (3-day event)
Nov 10 -- $250,000 High Rollers Event (2-day event)
Nov 10 -- $8,000 NLH ($500,000 Guarantee) (2-day event)
Nov 10 -- $4,000 Ladies Asia Championship

For the complete 2012 ACOP Schedule, please visit

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