As the year kicks off its last quarter, players wishing for a festival at Asia’s gaming capital will see it granted with the Poker King Club (PKC) set to host the Poker King Cup Macau 2018. The upcoming event runs from September 20 to September 25 at the PKC’s hub in The Venetian Macao.
The six-day festival will be highlighted by the HK$16,500 (~US$2,100) buy-in PKC Main Event. Running a total of five days, players will have three starting days to enter with multiple re-entries allowed.
September 21 – Day 1A (40 minute levels) @1pm local time
September 22 – Day 1B (40 minute levels) @1pm local time
September 22 – Day 1C Turbo (30 minute levels) @6pm local time
For Day 2, Day 3, and the Final Day, players will see longer levels with blinds increasing every 60 minutes. To give players a chance to secure a seat at a discount, during the festival a couple of Main Event Satellites will be offered for just HK$2,000.
Taking a quick glance back at last year’s attendance, this event saw a big field of 490 entries for a prize pool of over HK$7 Million. China’s Longyun Li defeated Malaysia’s Michael Soyza for the title.
In addition to the featured tournament, 9 other events are offered throughout the week. The doors open with two events, the PKC Opening Event – No Limit Hold’em with a buy-in of HK$ 3,000, and for players interested in higher stakes, the PKC High Roller with a buy-in of HK$80,000. The High Roller event is scheduled to run for two days from September 20 to September 21.
Other two-day events include the Deepstack event running from September 24 to September 25 with a buy-in of HK$7,000, and the PKC Super High Roller event from September 25 to September 26 with a buy-in of HK$200,000.
More: Poker King Cub Schedule
PKC “The Home of the World’s Biggest Game”
PKC is one of Asia’s long-standing poker brands founded back in 2009, they are recognized as “The Home of the World’s Biggest Game”. These games are highly exclusive and are held at their private poker rooms. To date, they have three rooms, the Poker King Club Macau at the Venetian Macao, the Poker King Club Manila in Solaire Resort & Casino, and the Poker King Club Korea at Maison Glad Hotel Jeju.
In 2016, PKC organized the first Triton Super High Roller Series, the US$200,000 Super High Roller event at the WPT National Philippines won by German prodigy, Fedor Holz. Later that year, PKC held its first standalone event, the Poker King Cup National, which took place in Manila in 2016.
This was followed by the launch of a new series, the Suncity Cup in September 2017. The event was coined Asia’s Largest Poker Championship offering a massive HK$8 Million Guarantee. Entry legs were held in Incheon, Manila, and Macau with 928 entries.
PKC’s latest event was the inaugural Oriental Poker Championship held at the Venetian Macao just three months ago. This new event took place one month after the Chinese government sent notice of a country ban on Texas Hold’em online apps starting June 2018. While this led to several poker events being cancelled, the OPC proceeded as planned and drew in 513 entries for a prize pool in the ballpark of US$950,000.
Article by Tricia David