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Macau events lined up for rest of 2013

PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams today announced the dates for the remaining special events in 2013, which will be among the largest in Asia and guarantee bigger prize pools than ever before.

The Macau Poker Cup (MPC) launched Macau's newest poker room last April with a record-setting 891 players in the Red Dragon main event. The MPC returns from August 9-18 and will again feature the HKD $11,000 Red Dragon event, which comes with a HKD $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

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The APPT Season 7 Grand Final is the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) which takes place from October 18 to November 3. The highlight of the festival will be the HKD $100,000 (US $13,000) Main Event, which boasts an enormous guaranteed prize pool of HKD $20,000,000 (US $2.6m).

Leading up to the ACOP is the 'ACOP: Platinum Series' from July 11-14 and September 12-15. The series features the HKD $5,500 ACOP Platinum Main Event and comes with a HKD $500,000 Guarantee. The Top 10 players from each of these Main Events will be entered into the 'ACOP: Platinum Series Playoffs' which takes place online at PokerStars on September 29 (21:00 HKT) for a chance to win a HKD $100,000 ACOP Main Event Seat.


2013 SPECIAL EVENTS
(all figures in HKD)

July 11-14: ACOP: Platinum Series -- $5,500 Main Event ($500,000 GTD)
August 9-18: Macau Poker Cup -- $11,000 Red Dragon main event ($5 million GTD)
September 12-15: ACOP: Platinum Series -- $5,500 Main Event ($500,000 GTD)
October 18 - November 3: Asia Championship of Poker -- $100,000 Main Event ($20 million GTD)

*All tournaments are subject to regulatory approval

For complete schedules please visit www.PokerStarsMacau.com

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