Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival dates announced

Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival dates announced

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

This year’s Asian Poker Tour Macau event will double in length from 6 to 12 days , taking place from 12-23 August 2009.

The Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino in Macau will host this year’s Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival. The event, which will feature 12 days of action, will take place from 12-21 August 2009. The highlight this year will be the $4,300 buy in main event which starts on 19 August.


20-year-old Yevgeniy Timoshenko took the $500,000 first prize last year beating a field which included Doyle Brunson, Huck Seed, Johnny Chan and JC Tran. Side events are scheduled throughout the festival with high roller events and high-stakes cash games also expected.


Asian Poker Tour CEO Chris Parker said “The Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will feature a side event schedule never seen in Asia before, including several new formats that will stir the curiosity of poker enthusiasts at all levels. We believe Asia’s first festival of poker will establish Macau as an essential stop on the international poker circuit.”



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