The inaugural Beijing Millions will be held in July in China, as announced by PokerStars LIVE Macau and Asia Pacific Poker Tour(APPT). Beijing Millions will go a long way in boosting the poker scene in Asia. With PokerStars LIVE Macau hosting the Macau Millions in addition to the Macau Poker Cup and the ACOP Series and drawing a huge crowd from China, it was only a matter of time before such a tourney was launched within the People’s Republic of China.
The Beijing Star Poker Club in China will be the host when Beijing Millions is conducted from July 18th-27th, 2014. It is a ¥3,000 buy-in (~US$500) tournament and will be held in a manner similar to the Macau Millions.
Currently the Macau Millions structure has the following: There are several Day 1 flights and instead of playing a set amount of levels on Day 1 like most tournaments, each day ends when 7% of the playing field remain – regardless of how quick or long this takes. Those players who make the 7% then qualify for Day 2 and immediately pocket cash. In the case of the 2014 Macau Millions, a HK$2,200 buy-in tournament, HK$8,000 was awarded for making Day 2.
The Macau Millions also offers players the chance to enter as many Day 1 flights as they like and if any players qualifies more than once for Day 2, the largest chip stack will be taken through to Day 2. There is also a bonus cash prize for each additional stack after the first that qualifies for Day 2. In the case of the 2014 Macau Millions, it is HK$11,000. So as an example, if a player qualified for Day 2 three times, they received HK$8,000 + HK$11,000 + HK$11,000. It is speculated that this structure will follow suit for the Beijing Millions though no official confirmation is there.
2014 Beijing Millions Schedule
|Friday 18th July|
|5.00pm||1||APPT Beijing Millions Day 1A||¥3,000 (¥2,700 + ¥300)|
|Saturday 19th July|
|2.00pm||1||APPT Beijing Millions Day 1B||¥3,000 (¥2,700 + ¥300)|
|Sunday 20th July|
|2.00pm||1||APPT Beijing Millions Day 1C||¥3,000 (¥2,700 + ¥300)|
|Monday 21st July|
|5.00pm||2||No Limit Hold’em Deepstack||¥2,000 (¥1,700 + ¥300)|
|Tuesday 22nd July|
|5.00pm||3||Pot Limit Omaha||¥1,500 (¥1,275 + ¥225)|
|Wednesday 23rd July|
|5.00pm||4||No Limit Hold’em KO Bounty Day 1||¥5,000 (¥4,250 + ¥750)|
|Thursday 24th July|
|4.00pm||No Limit Hold’em KO Bounty Day 2|
|5.00pm||1||APPT Beijing Millions Day 1D||¥3,000 (¥2,700 + ¥300)|
|Friday 25th July|
|5.00pm||1||APPT Beijing Millions Day 1E||¥3,000 (¥2,700 + ¥300)|
|Saturday 26th July|
|2.00pm||1||APPT Beijing Millions Day 1F *||¥3,000 (¥2,700 + ¥300)|
|6.00pm||5||Heads Up No Limit Hold’em (16 max)||¥10,000 (¥9,000 + ¥1,000)|
|9.00pm||6||Turbo Heads Up No Limit Hold’em (16 max)||¥10,000 (¥9,000 + ¥1,000)|
|Sunday 27th July|
|2.00pm||7||¥20,000 No Limit Hold’em||¥20,000 (¥18,000 + ¥2,000)|
|2.00pm||APPT Beijing Millions Day 2|
|5.00pm||China, Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau Challenge||Invitation Only|
|6.00pm||8||No Limit Hold’em Teams Event||¥3,000 (¥2,550 + ¥450)|