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GDAM - HK $1M buy-in tourney

Postby fleung22 » Wed May 08, 2013 6:18 pm

PokerStars launches HKD $1m buy-in Guangdong Asia Millions

Article:
http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/2013/pokerstars-launches-hkd-1m-buy-in-guangd-133190.html

PokerStars and the Guangdong Group (Macau) Ltd today announced the 'GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions' (GDAM) tournament, and tipped it to be the biggest poker tournament ever held outside of the World Series of Poker in terms of prize pool, and the largest ever high-roller event by number of players.

The GDAM tournament will run from June 4-7 and will take place in Macau at the 'PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams' poker room. It will feature a Main Event from June 5-7 with a buy-in of HKD $1,000,000 (USD $130,000) with two HKD $1,000,000 rebuys allowed. There will also be a HKD $250,000 (USD $32,500) Warm-up Event on June 4.

"This is going to be the one of the most amazing poker tournaments of all-time," said Danny McDonagh, Director of Live Poker Operations for the Asia Pacific for PokerStars. "We are expecting over 100 players to sit down and play and one of the biggest prize pools for a poker tournament outside of the World Series of Poker. It's going to be seriously huge! "

Biggest-ever tournament prize package
The field will comprise many Guangdong Group members, and limited seats are available to other players. PokerStars will also offer one player the chance to qualify for the GDAM event online. The prize package will be worth USD $132,000, and will be the biggest-ever tournament package given away on PokerStars. For more details about how to qualify, visit www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/GDAM/

The Guangdong Group (previously Neptune Group) organised a HKD $2,000,000 (USD $260,000) buy-in event held in Macau in August 2012, which saw 73 players take to the felt including Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Gus Hansen, Sam Trickett and Patrik Antonius. On that occasion they competed for a prize pool of HKD $182,360,000 (USD $23,511,000). The first prize of HKD $50,149,000 (USD $6,465,746) was eventually won by Stanley Choi, instantly propelling him to 47th place in the All Time Money List. For more details, please visit www.guangdongmacau.com.

Winnie Wong, CEO from Guangdong Group said: "Guangdong is happy to organize another high stake poker tournament in Macau this year. I see strong synergy between Guangdong and PokerStars. I believe this Event will be excited, stunning and leave a mark in Macau poker history."

*All tournaments are subject to regulatory approval
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Re: GDAM - HK $1M buy-in tourney

Postby fleung22 » Wed May 08, 2013 6:19 pm

GDAM Promo Page:
http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/gdam/

GDAM Satellite tonight (Wed, May 8 -- technically May 9) at 1.16am Macau time -- tourney 727633377: $33 3x Turbo with $5200 Grand Final Satellite Entry GTD.
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Re: GDAM - HK $1M buy-in tourney

Postby fleung22 » Thu May 23, 2013 10:00 pm

$5200 PokerStars Satellite to GDAM is this Sunday, May 26 -- tourney #727632888. Feeders running everyday.

Already 50+ players confirmed with still 2-weeks to go.

Confirmed so far are Gus Hansen, Erik Seidel, and World Champions Greg Merson (2012) and Jonathan Duhamel (2010).

Duhamel will be joined by fellow Team PokerStars members Isaac Haxton and Celina Lin.

Other notables confirmed include Americans John Juanda, Joseph Cheong and Tony Gregg; Canada's Mike Watson; Russia's Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Igor Kurganov; Germany's Tobias Reinkemeier; Australia's Aaron Lim; Mexico's JC Alvarado; and, Hong Kong's Devan Tang and Nick Wong.
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