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2014 Macau Poker Cup Scheduled for January 2014

by | Published: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Following up from the success in recent years of the entire Asia-Pacific Poker Tour, the Macau Poker Cup has quickly been etched out as one of the region’s most sought-after prizes and it now appears the 20th edition of the tournament in 2014 will be bigger and better than ever.

As the biggest tournament in undoubtedly Asia’s biggest gambling hub, the Macau Cup has been part of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour’s official calendar for the last six seasons, steadily growing in popularity throughout each event and contributing to the spike in popularity of poker-based games in Macau as a whole.

Scheduled to take place from January 10th- January 21st 2014 inclusive, the 20th edition of Asia’s most prestigious prize is set to feature 12 official Player of the Year events, peaking with the major ‘Red Dragon’ Main Event, boasting a HK$8 million guaranteed prize pool, equating to around US$1 million.

Featuring a reasonable buy in of only around US$1,550, the Main Event will take place in the City of Dreams Poker Room from January 16th and will allow for three starting day flights.

Pokerstars Pokerstars Pro Celina Lin shared her excitement of the 2014 edition of the Macau Poker Cup.

“I always knew the MPC would get bigger and the Red Dragon is hugely popular throughout Asia” Lin said.

“It’s hard to believe we’re at number twenty already, but I have no doubt MPC20 is going to be the biggest ever and I love the opportunity of winning a historic event.”

With more than 10 major poker events scheduled, the 2014 Macau Poker Cup is already in line to be the biggest in the history of the tournament.

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Jian Yang Claims 2013 Asia Player of the Year

by | Published: Monday, November 11th, 2013

Chinese Businessman Jian Yang has claimed the honor of 2013 Asian Poker Player of the Year after leading the standings for the last few months.

Despite several events still to be decided at the Asia Championship of Poker, Yang was so far ahead in the standings that he had already in fact locked up the honor, however was officially recognized on Friday as the first player from mainland China to receive the award since Pokerstars Pokerstars first began recognizing the best player on the Asian tour in 2009.

Despite only cashing three times throughout the season, the 50-year-old poker fan was sure to make all of them count, beginning the year with a fourth-place finish in the Macau Poker Cup for US $17,222, and not cashing again until September, when he took out the ACOP Platinum Series Main Event for US $26,641. Following these, his final cash at the ACOP warm-up of US $219,230 (by far his biggest) mathematically locked him in place as Asia’s Player of the Year.

For his efforts, Yang received a year-long sponsorship to all major PokerStars Live Macau tournaments as well as his name engraved on the Asian Player of the Year trophy; held at the PokerStars Live Macau poker room in the City of Dreams Casino.

Yang was ecstatic after being awarded the honor, and outlined what his victory will mean to his homeland.

“Winning the Asia Player of the Year means a lot to me … I really feel so honored to wear the PokerStars patch in tournaments next year.

“My win will encourage a lot of players in China. I hope to pass on my story and be their role model” Yang said.

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