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ACOP Main Event Day 3: Things are getting spooky

Welcome back to the PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams poker room here in Macau for our continued coverage of the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP). The room is a little chilly today, and we're not just talking about the air conditioning. It's Day 3 of the Main Event, and while that thought is sc...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 31, 2013 8:03 AM

ACOP Main Event: Schulz and his lucky ducks dominate Day 2

The Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event would today see the surviving 169 players come together for the first time inside the PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams poker room. Some were nursing sore heads after a memorable pool party the night before, but the poker Gods wait for no one as t...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2013 5:57 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 2: With a point to prove

No doubt the poker fields in Macau bring out some of the most diverse ranges of players you'll ever see in a poker tournament anywhere in the world. We have 33 different countries represented here at the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event with the strongest representations from China, Aust...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2013 3:37 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 2: Watching the stars

As Day 2 of the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event purrs along nicely at about the half-way point of the day, we thought we would check in to see how our Team PokerStars Pros are travelling.We only lost Raymond Wu on the first day of play so that left us with six red spades still alive in ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2013 1:21 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 2: Party at the Hard Rock

Last night the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino here in Macau hosted the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Player's Welcome Party. With play in the Main Event wrapping up before 10pm last night, players and staff scurried off to their rooms to change into their party boots before heading poolside for a ni...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2013 11:52 AM

ACOP Main Event Day 2: The morning after

It's 4:59pm. Most office workers are packing up their stuff and rushing out the door, hoping to beat the rush hour traffic on their way home. A virtual world away, the poker community are dusting themselves off and stumbling into the PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dream poker room to start their day...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 30, 2013 10:20 AM

ACOP Main Event: Teja tops Day 1b

It was the second and final opportunity for players to hit the poker felt of the PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams poker room in Macau as Day 1b of the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) HK$100,000 Main Event took centre stage.There was much debate over how many entries we would see today, but in...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2013 3:07 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 1b: Chasing Spadies

The team at PokerStars Macau are not afraid of innovation. They're happy to push the boundaries to see what is possible to attract new players into the PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams Poker Room. One innovation this year at the Asia Championship of Poker was a competition to come up with a nic...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2013 12:07 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 1b: Setting the line

One of the ways in which the poker media likes to amuse themselves during a poker tournament is to have a few friendly side bets with each other. Usually the stakes are small, or involve some sort of dare or challenge, with the bets usually made in relation to something to do with the tournament. Th...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2013 9:57 AM

ACOP Main Event Day 1b: More than a gamble

Macau is not your typical tourist destination. Most people who visit Macau are attracted to the lure of the gamble in the Las Vegas of the East, with gambling revenue comprising around 50% of the country's economy. There are over 30 casinos spread across Macau and Taipa Island including the well-kno...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 29, 2013 8:26 AM

ACOP Main Event: Ferrera in front on Day 1a

The side events were out of the way and the stage was set for the big one. The Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) HK$100,000 Main Event had arrived as a field of 93 players came together for Day 1a to set things well on track to eclipse the advertised prize pool guarantee of HK$20 million.It was a st...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2013 2:31 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 1a: PokerPro helping to build a sustainable poker econom

For those who have been to Macau previously and are returning to the PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams, you'll notice a new addition to the poker room. Six of them in fact.There are six shiny new PokerPro cash game tables around the poker room spreading cash games across HK$5/10 or HK$10/20 Pot ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2013 12:41 PM

ACOP Main Event Day 1a: The cards fall against Yosuke Sekiya

To the casual observer, tournament poker looks like a glamorous life. You get to travel to exotic locations like Macau and win a bazillion dollars in the process. Oh, if only it were that easy.Poker is all about variance. Swings and roundabouts. Peaks and troughs. Some days you'll think you are invi...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2013 10:53 AM

ACOP Main Event Day 1a: The stars come out to play

The players have been welcomed to the PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams poker room as Day 1a of the ACOP Main Event is now under way. It looks like we'll have around 80 players in action this afternoon.That number may not sound huge, but there aren't too many soft tables out there with plenty of...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2013 8:54 AM

ACOP Main Event: Chasing the gold

The preliminaries are out of the way and now it's time for the big one. The Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Main Event has arrived and when the doors open at 3pm today, the City of Dreams in Macau will fill with players from all around the globe taking their seats for the first of two opening flig...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on October 28, 2013 7:44 AM
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