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APPT Macau to Be Held at PokerStars Macau Poker Room

PokerStars is beginning the highly anticipated 3rd season of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour with one of the biggest poker tournaments ever held in the Asian continent. The APPT Macau Summer Festival of Poker will begin on August 25th, 2009 until August 30th, 2009 with million of dollars in prizes.

The poker festival will feature a total of twenty events including the $5,200 Main Event and a PokerStars-style $11,500 High Roller event taking place in the PokerStars Macau Poker Room at the Grand Lisboa-the biggest poker room in Asia.

Team PokerStars Pro and Poker World Champion Joe Hachem said that he is very happy with the development of poker in Asia. Hachem said that he played in the first APPT Macau in 2007 when PokerStars started the No-Limit Holdem poker culture in Macau and it has been an incredible experience to watch the game develop.

Hachem said that there are now hundreds of local poker players, cash games running twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and events available every week at the PokerStars Macau Poker Room. He said that he would not be surprised if the next poker World Champion comes from Macau or from mainland China.

During its 2nd season, APPT Macau produced the biggest cash pool ever recorded for a poker tournament in China with more than $1.5 million awarded to players. American poker pro Edward Sabat outwitted a playing field of 538 participants to take home the first place cash prize of $453,851 while Nam Le won the High Roller poker event for $473,915.

This year, the APPT expects to break their own records in Macau by attracting more players and producing a cash pool of more than $2 million. APPT President Jeffrey Haas said that this season's APPT is set to become even greater than the second season in terms of the number of poker players and the cash pools.

He added that this has been made a reality by the enthusiasm for the tour in the region with significant levels of cooperation and participation. The 3rd season of the APPT will also have stops in Seoul, Korea, Auckland, New Zealand and Cebu City, Philippines before the final in Sydney, Australia in December 2009.


08/09/2009, Sunday
Todd Sanders

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