The Asia Championship of Poker for 2013 is just around the corner, and there’s a massive schedule for what is considered by many to be among the best events of the year. Last year, PokerStars LIVE Macau hosted the first ever Asia Championship of Poker, and it ended up being a very huge event, initially featuring a jackpot of HK$10,000,000, or about $1.2 AUD. Once the player count rose to 184, however, the prize pool was upped to HK$17,305,200, or about $2.15 million AUD.
Xing Zhou served as the main event champion while Jeff Rossiter from Austria won the first ever warm-up event for the festivities. In addition, there were dozens of satellites and other events held throughout the schedule with enough action to lure many international players. This is definitely also the case for the 2013 Asia Championship of Poker event; in fact, it will be bigger by all accounts.
All of the details surrounding the 2013 schedule have been released with a look at the current leaderboard for the player of the year in Aisia and rumors of a Twitter contest for the event.
This year, the schedule will go on over 17 days, starting on October 18th and going through November 3rd. This will also take place at the City of Dreams at PokerStars LIVE. In all, the schedule houses 18 tournaments as well as 12 title events for the Asia Championship of Poker.
Throughout the schedule is a combined HK$27 million prize pool, but the punters are certainly most excited about the warm up and the massive main event for this year. The latter offers a very high HK$20,000,000 jackpot, or $2.7 million AUD, which is twice what it was in 2012.
To enter the event, players are required to pay up about HK$100,000, or approximately $13,500 AUD. As for the players, this event is certain to attract PokerStars qualifiers, professional poker players from all around the world, as well as businessmen from throughout Asia.
The warm up event requires HK$25,000, or $3,400 AUD, to enter and will guarantee a prize pool of HK$5,000,000, or about $675,000 AUD. Other events include the HK$8,800 Ladies Asia Championship, the HK$15,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship and the $HK250,000+1R High Roller and many other events.