The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) today unveiled the Season 9 schedule for APPT Macau which takes place at the ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ poker room. The poker festival 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.
“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 members of Team PokerStars has already confirmed their attendance including Celina Lin, Bryan Huang, Aditya Argawal, Kosei Ichinose and former-APPT Cebu champion Vivian Im. Team PokerStars Online Pro Randy Lew has shown interest in returning for a shot a second title after winning the event in 2011.
Randy Lew of Team PokerStars Online
Online satellites to the APPT Macau Main Event begin March 16.
*All tournaments are subject to regulatory approval
May 20 @ 7:00 PM: $1,500 Deepstack
May 21 @ 7:00 PM: $1,500 KO Bounty
May 22 @ 7:00 PM: $3,000 NLH
May 23 @ 5:00 PM: $5,000 APPT Macau Warm-up ($1m GTD)
May 24 @ 6:00 PM: $15,000 NLH
May 25 @ 7:00 PM: $5,000 PLO (1 re-entry)
May 26 @ 6:00 PM: 50K Freezeout
May 27 @ 2:00 PM: $25,000 Main Event – Day 1A
May 28 @ 2:00 PM: $25,000 Main Event – Day 1B
May 29 @ 7:00 PM: $5,000 KO Bounty
May 30 @ 5:00 PM: $100,000 High Roller (2 rebuys)
May 30 @ 6:00 PM: $9,000 6-Max
May 31 @ 3:00 PM: $2,500 Deepstack
The full APPT Macau schedule is available here: www.appt.com/tournaments/macau/