Pokerstars announced today that Pokerstars.net will be sponsoring the 2014 Beijing Millions tournament, running from July 18-27th and that the event will be a part of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT). This is the first time that an event being held in mainland China will participate in the APPT and if successful, probably not the last time.
Part of the sponsorship agreement between Beijing Millions and Pokerstars includes that Pokerstars will provide a tournament director as well as train the staff to ensure that the tournament will provide the best possible experience for players from China as well as for those coming from abroad.
The tournament is being held at the Beijing Star Poker Club in the Chao Yang District of Beijing, which is a very desirable place to play. The prize pool will be guaranteeing a million Chinese Yuan, but it is expected that the guarantee will be broken by the massive attendance.
“The Organizer - Beijing AoBoTe Sports Culture-Transmitting Company Limited (AoBoTe) is committed to establishing poker as a mind sport in Greater China” Said AoBoTe principal and reigning Asia Player of the Year, Jian Yang.
“The Beijing Millions is the first of many poker sporting events we plan to run in Beijing and partnering with the APPT will ensure the event is held to the highest standard that we are seeking.” He added.
"Poker in China is become more and more popular in recent years. I am so excited that the Beijing Millions will become part of the APPT. International Players will not only be fascinated by the history of this great city and all the attractions it has to offer, but will also enjoy an event held at a very professionally run club headed by APOY champion Jian Yang" APPT President, Danny McDonagh said in a press release.
Pokerstars will send some of their best pro's to play the tournament, including Celina Lin, Raymond Wu and Bryan Huang.