China Poker Games 10th Year Anniversary, $5.5 Million Main Event prize pool expected – March 1 to 10

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This year marks the 10th year anniversary of premier poker brand China Poker Games and to celebrate the milestone, a ten day festival will be held at the Howard Johnson Resort in Sanya, Hainan Island, China. Running from March 1 to 10, 2023, a total of 39 trophy events are lined up with the prized Main Event prize pool estimated at a jaw dropping $5.5 Million.

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Richest Main Event in Asia

As one of the most well known brands in China, year after year players have enjoyed top notch festivals and massive Main Event prize pools. In 2019, the brand delivered its richest and biggest one yet, drawing 3,132 entries for a ¥29,754,000 prize pool, equivalent to a monstrous $4.16 Million. This remains the largest Main Event pot and largest field ever amassed in Asia.

For the upcoming Main Event, the brand is headed for another crusher with a 3,500+ turnout expected and a record prize pool of $5.5 Million. The event runs from May 4 to 10. Buy in is ~$1,600. Players that reach the final table are in for a treat. Organizers boast of a new livestream table bigger and better than PokerGO. As always, the Main Event champion will be awarded the iconic Golden Dragon jade trophy.

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With a pot this large, international players have expressed interest in participating, however, despite borders open and despite the assistance of CPG, obtaining a visa at this time has proven difficult for many. For foreigners already in the country, there should be no problem joining this event. To qualify, online satellites are still running or enter via the CPG App.

Other Events

In addition to the star attraction, the schedule is lined with a variety of daily events. Early arrivals have the 10th Year Anniversary Warm Up Event to feast on which runs from March 1 to 3 with two starting days. Another one certain to attract a large crowd is the Dragon King Event which features a unique White Dragon trophy made of jade. The Sanya Bay Cup bookends the series.

The schedule also includes High Roller events, Shot Clock, Bounty Hunter, Teams Event, Ladies Challenge, Omaha, and Short Deck.

About CPG

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Now in its 10th year, premier poker organizer, China Poker Games (CPG), hosts the richest events in China with a Main Event prize pool rising to the heights of over $4 Million. The annual CPG Championship is held in Sanya, Hainan Island every third week of August at the Howard Johnson Resort. Multiple ballrooms are usually filled to capacity with each room able to hold from 35 tables to the most of 65 tables. During the Main Event, these rooms are at maximum. To qualify, live satellites are held around the country leading up to the event. Players can also enter via online satellites in the CPG App. The first CPG Championship Satellite outside of mainland China will be held in Hong Kong soon. More details to follow.

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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