Macau known to be the hub of poker enthusiasts is currently filled with people who are thronging in numbers to enjoy one of the most prestigious poker festivals, Macau Poker Cup 28 (MCP). The event going on in China's gambling enclave of Macau, is sponsored by the reputable cardroom PokerStars, which has returned to entertain the poker maniacs for yet another year.
The event is one of the biggest poker festivals on Chinese turf which kicked off on 26th January. Players from all over the world come here every year to try their luck and demonstrate their poker skills to claim a life-changing prize.
The poker festivals are slated to run for 17 days, and it features an exuberant selection of tournaments, including 31 official Asia Player of the year (APOY) event and the Red Dragon Main Event. The HK$15,000 buy-in tournament offers a massive HK$10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. Moreover, the festival features some of the other events including Baby Dragon, Megastack, $25,000 NLH, Single Day High Roller and High Roller events.
The HK$15,000 Red Dragon Main event is expected to grab the limelight at the MCP28. PokerStars is also known to offer plenty of satellite events for the players who can try and qualify for a seat which is valued at HK$3,000. Day 1A is already on the books.
Chunhui Ji navigated his way through a field of 280 players and bagged the chip lead. The player managed to stack up chips worth 171,800. Ji dominates by a narrow Dongqi Lin, who would be bringing a stack of 170,200 to Day 2.
Many players entered the fray, but only 90 players made it through to Day 2, which is scheduled on 7 February. Even at this early stage of the event, many notable players would be on the field including Shuchi Chamaria Agarwal, Martjin Gerrits, Danny Tang, Gab Yong Kim and others. Tomorrow is the final chance for the players to get in and take a shot at the Red Dragon Main event. The fierce competition is expected to get even more aggressive promising the win to be grander.
The last player left would bag a fuller bankroll and top honours. Also, the champion would be winning $30,000 Platinum package for the inaugural $25K buy-in PokerStars Championship set to take place in the Bahamas in 2019.
Day 2 is about to commence which would determine the next line up of players who would outshine and compete for the grand prize.