The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) announced the Season 9 schedule for APPT Macau which takes place at the ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ poker room. As per the official press release, the poker tournament will now be held from May 20-31, 2015 moving the dates one week back from the dates announced earlier in the year.
The 12-day schedule includes 13 Official Asia Player of the Year events and features the HK$25,000 (USD $3,200) buy-in Main Event. Online satellites to the APPT Macau Main Event begin March 16.
“It’s a must-play tournament on the PokerStars Asia circuit. APPT Macau is deep and rich in history and represents the tour’s longest running annual event.” said APPT President Danny McDonagh. “We’ve made some exciting changes by adding a HK$50,000 event and now running the HK$100,000 High Roller with two rebuys.”
Last year, China’s Jiajun Liu claimed victory and the HK$2,776,000 top prize in the APPT Macau Main Event. He defeated the 494-player field which had a prize pool weighing in at more than HK$11 million (USD $1.4m). The poker festival had impressive totals of 2,445 players and an overall prize pool of HK$25,067,744 (USD $3.2m). Both those totals are expected to be surpassed in Season 9.
Several poker players especially from Asia-Pacific region will assemble in Macau for this 12-day long poker festival. Adda52 Team Spades pros – Amit Jain, Aditya Sushant, Muskan Sethi and Kunal Patni will also be back in Macau for this tournament after playing in the Macau Poker Cup 22 which kicks off on Feb 27.
The full APPT Macau schedule is available HERE.