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Vivian Im newest addition to Team PokerStars PRO:Asia

Postby DM101 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:33 pm

MACAU, CHINA, August 5, 2011 – Asia’s premiere poker series is back for 2011’s final edition of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC): Red Dragon which takes place at PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa from August 6-14 and features the legendary Red Dragon main event which boasts a HKD $3,000,000 Guarantee.

The February and June Red Dragon’s pulled in player fields of 509 (HKD 5.1M prize pool) and 447 (HKD 4.5M prize pool) respectively so players can clearly count on a much bigger competition than the guarantee suggests.

The MPC: Red Dragon will be hosting 9 Official Asia Player of the Year events including the HKD $30,000 High Rollers plus other popular variations of Holdem ranging from HKD $1,000-6,000. The last total prize pool was a record HKD 9.5M and all signs point towards breaking the 8-figure mark this time around.

“It's truly an exciting time for us at PokerStars Macau,” said Danny McDonagh, PokerStars Director of Live Operations for Asia-Pacific. “The MPC: Red Dragon has grown immensely in 2011 and our final tweaks to the nine-day schedule advances it from good to great. I’m confident that we’ll award over HKD $10,000,000 in prize money for the first time at this event.”

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Vivian Im -- formerly known as Youngshin Im – is expected to be officially announced as the fourth member of Team PokerStars PRO: Asia sometime next week and joins the existing team of Red Dragon winners Celina Lin from China, Raymond Wu from Chinese Taipei, and 2010 Asia Player of the Year Bryan Huang from Singapore.

Im is an accomplished poker pro with a strong resume. The South Korean has achieved Supernova Elite status on PokerStars and has beaten some of the biggest cash games in Macau. In 2010, the South Korean became the first female champion on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) when she claimed the Cebu Season 4 title. Im followed up that victory with a runner-up finish in the February Red Dragon earlier this year.

According to the Asia Player of the Year (APOY) point system, Im enters this week as the top ranked female player, top ranked player from Korea, and is No. 5 overall.

For complete Asia Player of the Year rankings please click here.

“Vivian is a great addition to the team.” said Huang. “I respect her game a lot. She’s such a nice person that a lot of players thought she was just some friendly girl playing for fun. But the true pros know that she’s a fierce competitor and she’s clearly been one of the best players on the Asia tournament scene over the last 12 months.”

The MPC kicks off with the $3,000 NLH event on Saturday, August 6 at 2:10 PM HKT.

Macau Poker Cup Schedule (August 6-14)
(All figures in HKD)

Saturday, Aug 6 @ 2:10 PM – $500 3x Turbo Rebuy Red Dragon Satellite (5 Seat Guarantee) [2-day event]
Saturday, Aug 6 @ 8:10 PM – Event 1: $3,000 NLH ($300,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
Sunday, Aug 7 @ 2:10 PM – Event 2: $1,000 Charity Event + 2 Rebuys ($50,000 added prizes)
Monday, Aug 8 @ 8:10 PM – Event 3: $1,500 Deepstack ($150,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 8:10 PM – Event 4: $4,000 NLH ($400,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
Wednesday, Aug 10 @ 2:10 PM – Event 5: $5,000 KO Bounty ($500,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
Thursday, Aug 11 @ 2:10 PM – Event 6: $11,000 Red Dragon ($3,000,000 Guarantee), Day 1A
Friday, Aug 12 @ 8:10 PM – Event 6: $11,000 Red Dragon ($3,000,000 Guarantee), Day 1B
Saturday, Aug 13 @ 4:00 PM – Event 7: $6,000 NLH ($600,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
Saturday, Aug 13 @ 7:00 PM – $1,000 Ladies Event
Saturday, Aug 13 @ 8:10 PM – Event 8: $30,000 High Rollers [2-day event]
Sunday, Aug 14 @ 2:10 PM – Event 9: $2,500 KO Bounty ($250,000 Guarantee)

For the complete Macau Poker Cup schedule please visit http://www.pokerstarsmacau.com
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Re: Vivian Im newest addition to Team PokerStars PRO:Asia

Postby linkensphere » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:35 am

oh sweet lord she looks milfy
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Re: Vivian Im newest addition to Team PokerStars PRO:Asia

Postby MJFX » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:59 am

linkensphere wrote:oh sweet lord she looks milfy


Not bad
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Re: Vivian Im newest addition to Team PokerStars PRO:Asia

Postby realgold » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:20 pm

congrats to her.
hopefully will see more of her in the future
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