2013 Asia Championship of Poker update

October 04, 2013

The ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ poker room is hosting the 2nd annual Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) in Macau from October 18 to November 3, 2013.

As the Asia Pacific Poker Tour’s (APPT) flagship event, the 17-day series has attracted some of poker ‘s biggest names from the east and west.

Seven Team PokerStars members have already confirmed their attendance in Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Celina Lin, Vivian Im, Raymond Wu, Bryan Huang, Naoya Kihara, and Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew — who won APPT Macau Season 5.

Also in attendance will be this year’s Macau Poker Cup winners Yoshitaka Okawa, Terry Fan, and Tom Alner; APPT Season 7 champions Alexandre Chieng (Macau), Aaron Lim (Seoul), Jae Kyung Sim (Cebu), and Billy “The Croc” Argyros (Melbourne); and, 2012 Asia Player of the Year Yosuke Sekiya.

Other notables include 2-time World Champion Johnny Chan, 2006 Aussie Millions winner Lee Nelson, and Full Tilt Poker ambassador Jonathan Karamalikis — who won the biggest tournament of his career (HKD $3.7 million) at last year’s ACOP High Roller event.
Players can qualify for free to the Asia Championship of Poker on PokerStars.net

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2013 ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP OF POKER SCHEDULE
(all figures in HKD)

• Fri, Oct 18 @ 7pm — $2,500 Rebuy Championship (500k GTD) (2-day event)
• Sat, Oct 19 @ 6pm — $11,000 Deepstack Championship (1m GTD) (3-day event)
• Mon, Oct 21 @ 6pm — $11,000 6-Max Championship (2-day event)
• Wed, Oct 23 @ 6pm — 25,000 ACOP Warm-up (5m GTD) – Day 1A (4-day event)
• Thu, Oct 24 @ 6pm — 25,000 ACOP Warm-up (5m GTD) – Day 1B (4-day event)
• Fri, Oct 25 @ 6pm — $8,800 Ladies Asia Championship
• Fri, Oct 25 @ 7pm — $15,000 PLO Championship (2-day event)
• Sat, Oct 26 @ 6pm — $11,000 KO Big Bounty (2-day event)
• Sun, Oct 27 @ 6pm — $13,500 Main Event MEGA Satellite (10 Seat GTD)
• Mon, Oct 28 @ 3pm — $100,000 ACOP Main Event (20m GTD) – Day 1A
• Tue, Oct 29 @ 3pm — $100,000 ACOP Main Event (20m GTD) – Day 1B
• Thu, Oct 31 @ 7pm — $11,000 Turbo Championship
• Fri, Nov 1 @ 7pm — $15,000 NLH (1m GTD) (3-day event)
• Sat, Nov 2 @ 6pm — 250k High Roller (1 rebuy) (2-day event)
• Sat, Nov 2 @ 7pm — 8,800 NLH (2-day event)

For the complete 2013 ACOP schedule please visit www.PokerStarsLIVEMacau.com

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