Poker King Cup Macau about ready to get underway

Poker King Cup Macau about ready to get underway

Poker King Cup Macau about ready to get underwayThe Venetian Macau is making preparations to host one of the most popular high-stakes poker tournament series. The Poker King Cup (PKC) will be held at the Venetian from September 20 through September 28, and will offer ten high-stakes events.

Among the events will be the PKC High Roller, featuring a HKD80,000 (US$10,193) buy-in. The tournament will run September 20-21. Additionally, a Super High Roller tournament with a HKD200,000 (US$25,483) is on tap, scheduled for September 24-25.

The PKC Main Event will launch on September 21 and is expected to finalize on September 25. The HKD16,500 (US$2,102) event is always a favorite and there are two satellite tournaments in the mix with a buy-in of HKD2,000 (US$254.84) to give almost every poker player a chance to win a seat.

Date TimeEventBuy-in
Sept. 201 p.m.PKC Opening Event3,000
3 p.m.PKC High Roller80,000
6 p.m.Main Event Satellite2,000
Sept. 211 p.m.PKC Main Event Day 1A16,500
2 p.m.PKC High Roller Final Day80,000
3 p.m.No Limit Hold’em 14,000
6 p.m.Main Event Satellite2,000
Sept. 221 p.m.PKC Main Event Day 1B16,500
6 p.m.PKC Main Event Day 1C (Turbo)16,500
Sept. 231 p.m.PKC Main Event Day 2
2 p.m.No Limit Hold’em 25,000
5 p.m.NLH Turbo 12,000
7 p.m.PKC Super High Roller Satellite25,000
Sept. 241 p.m.PKC Main Event Day 3
1:30 p.m.Deep Stack Day 17,000
2 p.m.PKC Super High Roller Day 1200,000
5 p.m.NLH Turbo 22,000
Sept. 251 p.m.PKC Main Event Final Day
Sept. 251:30 p.m.Deep Stack Final Day
2 p.m.PKC Super High Roller Final Day200,000
2:30 p.m.NLH Hyper Turbo2,000

Last year, PKC Macau was held in May. The Main Event attracted 490 entries and China’s Longyun Li emerged victorious after he and heads-up opponent Michael Soyza reached an agreement to chop the pot. Soyza was awarded $145,812 and Li, due to a slight chip lead, was given the title and $157,259. Soyza was one of only a small handful of players representing the US in the series.