Posted by : DM101 on 06:59 AM, 16-Apr-2010
Season 4 APPT Macau set to be biggest poker festival ever held in the region
PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, today released a massive 20-day schedule for the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau Spring Festival of Poker, set to take place at the PokerStars Macau Poker Room at Casino Grand Lisboa from May 3-23, 2010.
APPT Macau, the event historic for bringing Texas Hold’em Poker to China in 2007, and which has been the richest poker tournament in Asia every year since, is set to dazzle the world’s gaming capital once again with 25 landmark events over three weeks of intense competition.
The $40,000 HKD ($5,160USD) Main Event, scheduled for May 18-23, is again expected to be an international affair, attracting players from across Asia and the rest of the world.
In 2009, 429 players from 46 countries entered the Main Event, competing for a prize pool of $16,130,400 HKD (more than $2 million USD). Irishman Dermot Blain topped the field, claiming the $4,194,000HKD ($541,072 USD) grand prize. The 25-year-old won his seat in a live satellite at PokerStars Macau, the largest poker room in continental Asia.
The action begins on Monday, May 3 with one of the many live ‘step’ satellites scheduled throughout the festival and culminates with the showpiece $40,000 HKD Main Event, which kicks off at 12:10 pm on Tuesday, May 18.