PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams is all set for the 19th Macau Poker Cup (MPC) main event as the legendary HK $11,000 Red Dragon tournament begins on Wednesday night.
The Red Dragon takes place from August 14-18 and comes with a HK $5,000,000 prize pool guarantee. Tomorrow's Day 1A is the first of three Day 1 flights.
Last April, the signature MPC tournament had a record-setting 891 players and the guarantee was obliterated as the prize pool weighed in at more than HK $8.7m.
Taiwanese poker pro Terry Fan won that event and was awarded HK $1,771,000 for his victory.
Fan is confirmed to defend his title. Former champions also expected to return including Zhenjian Lin, Victor Chen, Kenny Leong, Kitty Kuo, Raymond Wu, and 2-time Red Dragon winner Celina Lin.
Wu and Lin will be joined by fellow Team PokerStars Pros Vivian Im and 2010 Asia Player of the Year (APOY) Bryan Huang.
Other notables at the MPC include Billy "The Croc" Argyros; Top 20 APOY ranked Ryan Yu, Neo Chen, Tetsuya Tsuchikawa, Sparrow Cheung, and Kosei Ichinose; and, 2013 APPT Macau champion Alexandre Chieng.