High Stakes in Macau: Game going crazy, Casino run out of chips

Macau is hosting for more than three years one of the biggest cash game ever organized. A few famous American poker professionals are challenging on a daily basis a group of local businessmen. Stakes have been always extremely high but it seems that these last days the game reaches another level.

The game is semi –private and it’s hard to get accurate information. Names and results are never publics. Tom Hall, one of the most reliable source regarding High Stakes in Macau, reported on 2+2 Forum few news and posted a picture of the game.


Apparently these last days, there were literally so many chips on the table that there was no space to play. Smallest stack was sitting with more than 1 million usd and casino had run out of big denomination chips. To solve this issue, players were using 5 millions HKD vouchers in paper. People played for 45 hours with 4 hours breaks here and there. According to Tom Hall, stakes has been up to $12.5K /$25k usd. Despite the amount of money played, the atmosphere was apparently still friendly with a lot of excitement including crazy river bluffs  for more than $800 000 usd.

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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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