Yesterday, PokerStars Macau released a press release revealing details of the launch of the 2012 Asia Championship Of Poker which is to be held in November. The ACOP is a brand new tournament which is to be held in one of the largest poker rooms in Macau.
Normally Macau means high stakes, with this tournament being no exception as there is to be a HKD $100k Main Event which will have a HKD $10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, so in other words it is going to be absolutely massive.
This tournament is going to be the flagship event for the PokerStars Macau calendar, with the schedule already including events such as the Macau Poker Cup, APPT Macau, Macau Millions and the Macau Poker Cup Championship.
PokerStars Macau Events On The Rise!
The series is really starting to flourish will attendances at events this year already up by nearly 50%; the Macau Millions for instance attracted 1,329 players for its Main Event. Asian people are becoming increasingly passionate about their poker, so PokerStars feel that that fact combined with the 10th anniversary of the site coming up means that it is the perfect time to announce the Asian Championship Of Poker.
The long term aspirations are that this event is to become one of the biggest tournaments in the world within the next ten years.
PokerStars are obviously looking at building the Asian Championship Of Poker with long term aspirations, with the tournament also being the last before the Asia Player Of The Year is announced. The full schedule is still yet to be formally announced, but it is expected that there will be between 13 and 15 events, which will provide ample opportunity for those players aiming to take down the title for being the best tournament poker player in Asia.
Wide Variety Of Buy-Ins!
PokerStars are going to be treating this tournament much in the same way they do with their online series, the SCOOP. There will be a good selection of buy-ins to suit any budget, with there being extremely high stake events ranging from HKD $8,000 and HKD $25,000, whilst there will also be some very low stake tournaments starting from just HKD $1,000 and $4,000.
By having higher stakes games they are almost guaranteeing the best players in the world taking part, whilst the low stakes games will attract more of the newcomers, so they will literally be cornering the market.
We here are already licking our lips with anticipation, with the WSOP final table coming up and now this event, there will be plenty of poker action to keep us entertained in the next month that is for sure.