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2016 ACOP: The Ultimate Guide

After weeks of anticipation, the 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (Oct. 28 - Nov. 13) is finally upon us!Here's the Ultimate Guide to everything you need to know about the 2016 ACOP:TOURNAMENT STRUCTURESThe full schedule and all-important structures can be found right here: psta.rs/2016ACOP-structure...more

by Fred Leung on October 24, 2016 6:26 PM

Taking Manila Megastack up a notch

Things are heating up in the Philippines with the upcoming Manila Megastack.The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) and PokerStars Live Manila will be hosting the fifth installment of the Manila Megastack series May 3-8 at the Grand Ballroom of City of Dreams Manila. The Manila Megastack is the third pok...more

by Brad Willis on April 28, 2016 2:59 PM

2015 ACOP: The Ultimate Guide

For the past seven weeks leading up the 2015 Asia Championship of Poker (Oct. 30 - Nov. 15) I've been writing about all thing related to the ACOP. Here's your handy all-in-one guide for what's in store:TOURNAMENT STRUCTURESEverything you need to know about the ACOP tournaments and the all-important...more

by Fred Leung on October 30, 2015 6:37 PM

2015 ACOP: The Epic 2015 APOY race and the heroes

The word 'epic' is an abused and overused term in the world of poker commentary. However, as we approach the 2015 Asia Championship of Poker (Oct. 30 - Nov. 15) it's clearly the most appropriate description for APPT Season 9's furious battle for the Asia Player of the Year (APOY) title. Sure, recor...more

by Fred Leung on October 29, 2015 4:48 PM

2015 ACOP: Not just fun and games (actually mostly fun and games)

The Asia Championship of Poker is the biggest and richest poker festival in the Far East and kicks off on October 30, 2015. Coming with the glory, fame, and life-changing prize money is an added level of stress you might not feel at other events. Clearly, the players have lots at stake but the mom...more

by Fred Leung on October 14, 2015 3:10 PM

2015 ACOP: The Race to Two - Part 2

Last year, I wrote a piece about the race to two Spadies and wasn't planning on a Part 2. In fact, I fully expected to be amongst heated arguments about how to compare ACOP title counts - such as open tournaments vs. restricted tournaments (e.g. Ladies Events) or whether two Main Event's Gold Spadi...more

by Brad Willis on September 28, 2015 6:09 PM

APPT9 Manila: A New Beginning

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour has come to the Philippines annually since 2007 and, in some cases, more than once in a calendar year. Despite the familiarity, Season 9's arrival in Manila feels distinctly different - like the nervous excitement and anxiousness of a first date. The tradition of the an...more

by Fred Leung on July 22, 2015 7:39 PM

APPT9 Macau: The Mid-Season Finale

It's been a busy period for the Asia Pacific Poker Tour - with five poker festivals over the past four months - but the mid-season finale is upon us in the form of APPT Macau from May 20-31.The tour is going to take a 2-month hiatus afterwards so the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room has prepared a...more

by Fred Leung on May 12, 2015 5:51 PM

APPT9 Macau: Bryan Huang secretly taking over the Asia-Pacific

When you're a Team PokerStars Pro it's not often you get overlooked or unnoticed. But with so many incredible stories on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour this season (Phil Ivey wins his third Aussie Millions $250K Challenge, Yuguang Li wins two titles in two days), Bryan Huang has gone under the radar w...more

by Fred Leung on May 7, 2015 3:50 PM

APPT9 Seoul: Nothing is impossible

If there's one thing I've learned over the past 12 months it's that nothing is impossible on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT).Just last week, the APPT completed its third event of Season 9, Macau Poker Cup 22, and we witnessed history as Yuguang Li won the HK$80,000 High Roller less than 24 hours ...more

by Brad Willis on March 20, 2015 5:10 PM

Asia Pacific Poker Tour announces schedule for Macau

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) today unveiled the Season 9 schedule for APPT Macau which takes place at the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room. The poker festival will now be held from May 20-31, 2015 moving the dates one week back from the dates announced earlier in the year. The 12-day sched...more

by Stephen Bartley on February 25, 2015 10:28 AM

MPC22: The Preview

Happy Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choy!The Year of the Goat is upon us and while you're probably busy with red envelopes, turnip cakes, and fireworks the good people at 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' are putting the finishing touches for the 22nd edition of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC22) which takes place...more

by Fred Leung on February 16, 2015 2:15 PM

City of Dreams Manila grand opening this Monday

Do you not know?! Have you not heard? The Grand Opening for the entire City of Dreams Manila complex is this Monday, February 2. The venue, along with the 'PokerStars LIVE Manila' poker room, will make their official launch in style with what is being dubbing the 'Concert of Dreams'. What's in s...more

by Fred Leung on January 29, 2015 10:37 AM

2015 PokerStars Asia-Pacific Q1 Review

Happy New Year! Now that the winter festivities are done it's time to take a look at the first quarter of 2015 in the Asia-Pacific which promises to be the biggest poker tournaments ever in the region.JANUARYManila Megastack (Jan 14-18)'PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams Manila' opened its doors...more

by Stephen Bartley on January 14, 2015 6:35 PM

ANZPT Melbourne: Edison Nguyen victorious!

We knew when we walked to the Crown Poker Room this morning that we weren't going to be leaving for a while. With 34 players joining us for Day 3 of the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event, we were still a long, long way from crowning a champion and awarding the $253,000 top prize.Some 33 eliminations, 16 ho...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 1, 2014 7:15 PM
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