Chinese Set Tournament Record

Chinese Set Tournament Record

Sunday, 3 August 2014

British poker has lost its place in the record books as the host of the largest tournament hosted outside of America.

The recent Beijing Millions attracted a huge field of 2,732 entries, just pipping last year's GUKPT Goliath in Coventry where 2,570 runners took part.

The Beijing Millions was the first Asia Pacific Poker Tour event to be held on mainline China and was eventually won by home player Chen Qin.

"We always believed that this would be a successful event but this result greatly exceeded our wildest expectations." said APPT President Danny McDonagh.

"It's a great honour for PokerStars and the APPT team to be selected to support this tournament." McDonagh added. "It's been a historical week. Not just the record itself but how it may change the future landscape for poker in China."

The UK will have the chance to regain the tournament attendance record as the GUKPT Goliath makes a very welcome return to the Ricoh Arena next week.

The £120 buy-in event features no fewer than six opening day flights, starting from Sunday 10th August. The action on each day starts at noon with players receiving 25,000 chips.

There will be plenty to keep players entertained throughout the week too courtesy of a packed side event line up that includes Win The Button, 4/5/6 Omaha, Tag Team, Battle of the Sexes and Open Face Chinese contests.

Qualifiers are up and running online at Grosvenor Poker

Tags: China, Beijng Millions, GUKPT Goliath