After an action-packed opening to the 2016 in January with 5 tournaments – WPT National Philippines, Macau Millions, APT Kickoff, Deltin Poker Tournament Presented by Adda52 and Aussie Millions, the poker felt is ready with 3 more tournaments in February. Cebu, Macau, Goa and Bangalore are the cities hosting poker tournaments this month in Asia. The poker action will kick off in APT, Cebu on 10th February progressing to Macau Poker Cup 24, India Poker Championship in Goa and Adda52 LIVE tournaments in Bangalore.
Asian Poker Tour, Cebu (Feb 10-18)
18-events series, APT Cebu 2016 will be held from February 10th to the 18th at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Lahug, Cebu, Philippines. The opening event guarantees PHP 1 million in prize pool for a buy-in of PHP 6,600. Head Hunter, Ladies of Poker, High Roller OFC Pineapple Shootout 12 Max and Open Face Chinese Pineapple Shootout 36 Max will be other attractions till the PHP 55,000 Main Event kicks off on 12th February. Pot Limit Omaha Hi, Greed NLH, Monster stack will be adding variety to the tournaments at APT. The series will culminate with PHP 108,000 High Rollers and PHP 5,500 Deep Stack Hyper Turbo on 18th February.
Macau Poker Cup 24 (Feb 19-Mar 06)
The 24th edition of Macau Poker Cup will begin with $2,000 Deepstack NLH opening event on 19th February at PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams, Macau. The 17-day poker fiesta brings 19 official Asia Player of the Year events including Red Dragon Main Event – a HK$12,000 buy-in tournament which comes with a massive HK$8,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. The Red Dragon Main Event champion will also bag a HK$100,000 entry to 2016 ACOP Main Event taken from prize pool. HK$6,000 Baby Dragon, HK$5,000 Megastack, HK$15,000 PLO and HK$80,000 High Roller will be other major tournaments on offer during the series.
Indian players have fetched impressive scores in past several editions of Macau Poker Cup. Be it Abhishek Goindi’s runner-up finish in the Red Dragon Main event or several final table and money finishes by Rajeev Raut, Kunal Patni, Kunaal Chandra, Shashank Rathi, Kavish Kukreja, Amit Ajwani, Akash Malik and many others, Indians have marked their presence in every edition for past few years. This year too, a strong Indian contingent is expected to hit the MPC felt giving Indian poker community a hope of the Red Dragon title.
India Poker Championship (Feb 24-28)
After an exciting start to tournaments in India this year with Deltin Poker Tournament Presented by Adda52, the action returns in IPC February 2016 edition. The 5-day schedule begins with the 10K Kickoff event and includes 2 big tournaments – 60k Highroller (26th Feb) and 30k Big Game (27th Feb). 15K Bounty will be played on 25th February and the series will finish with the 10K Turbo event on 28th February. The 30K Main event as well as the 60k Highroller come with a guarantee of Rs 30 Lacs while the initial 2 events have 10 Lacs in guaranteed prize pool.
Adda52 LIVE (February 2016)
After reviving the tournament action in Bangalore in 2015, the Adda52 LIVE tournaments are making a return in February. The first tournament will be played on 6th February which brings Rs 2 Lac in guaranteed prize pool for a buy-in of Rs 2,500. The poker lovers of Bangalore will get to play 7 Lac GTD Chip Up tournaments on the 3rd weekend of the month. 2 Lac NLHE on 19th Feb, 5 Lac Main Event on 20th Feb and 1000+500 bounty on 21st February will be played at the Rockets Poker Room at Indiranagar, Bangalore.