The first ever PokerStars Championship to be held in Asia is scheduled to kick off later this week.
Taking place between March 30 to April 9, the championship will be hosted at one of Macau’s premier casino resorts, the City of Dreams located in the Cotai district.
There are over 50 events being offered as a part of the Macau Championship, which has been made possible with the rise in poker tournament entries. Several leading poker pros are expected to make an appearance.
Some of the Team PokerStars Pros that are expected to be in attendance include Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Celina Lin, Andre Akkari, Felipe ‘Mojave’ Ramos and Chris Moneymaker.
In a statement Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier Team PokerStars Pro said,
Personally, I really love Macau, it has a very unique vibe, and is a wonderful mix of culture and style. As a poker player, the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room in City of Dreams is just that – a dream! With the most comfortable chairs, tables and professional set up, all ran by the very experienced staff at PokerStars. Add in a huge schedule of tournaments, and I can’t wait to get back there!
The eleven days will have a range of formats and buy-ins. The headline events will be the HKD$42,400 Main Event along with the National Championship with a HK$2 million guarantee. The Asia Open event will also be a major draw having a HK$1 million guarantee.
Another major title PokerStars Cup with a buy in of HKD3,300 will kick off March 31. For high stakes players there is the HKD$400,000 Super High Roller event as well as the HKD$103,000 High Roller event. For other players, there are a variety of formats available, starting from NL Hold’em Win the Button to Flipout Tournaments.
Those participating in the championship will also have numerous entertainment options under the StarsFun banner. The Player Party, to be co-sponsored by Red Bull will be a highlight for those wanting to have a good time. Also on offer are discounts to flagship shows at the City of Dreams Macau and Studio City, along with day tours of Macau’s local sights and a Foosball/Beerpong night.
After it wraps up the Macau stop, the PokerStars Championship will head to Monte Carl.The Monte Carlo edition is also a first for the company and will also be featuring a number of exciting events. PokerStars is already running satellites to the Main Event and the National Championship at its site for those interested in winning an entry ticket.
Players also have an opportunity to nab a €8,500 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo package through the special edition €10 Spin & Go tournaments available on PokerStars until April 10.