The 2013 Asia Championship of Poker is set to open its doors to some of the best poker players in the world on October 18. The event, which is being organized by PokerStars LIVE, will last until November 3, covering a total of 17 days of top caliber poker being played at the City of Dreams in Macau.
More than HK$27 million (that’s about $3.5 million) in prize money is being promised for the 17-day poker festival with over 18 cash tournaments in the offing, including 12 championship events.
The unquestioned highlight of the Asia Championship of Poker of is the HK$100,000 Main Event, which will come with a guaranteed pot of HK$20 million, the biggest tournament prize pool guarantee at an Asian poker event.
If that’s not enough reason for poker players to salivate at the bit of spending the last two weeks of October and parts of November in Macau, the Asia Championship of Poker will also feature a slew of impressive events, including a HK$25,000 Warm-Up tournament (presumably for the Main Event) that, in itself, will come with a HK$5 million guarantee. An HK$11,000 Deepstack Championship has also been scheduled with a HK$1 million guarantee, as well as an HK$11,000 KO Big Bountry tournament that promises HK$2,000 in cash for each elimination, and a HK$250,000 High Roller event, among other interesting tournaments that will make up the 17-day event.
Last year, 2,757 players signed up to play in the event with HK$46.2 million in prize money ending up being given out. If last year’s event turnout is any indication, those numbers figure to rise this year and as such, will give players even more reason to head to Macau for the 2013 Asia Championship of Poker.