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Dragon hunting

Written by Ben Blaschke

The Macau Poker Cup (MPC) returns to the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room at City of Dreams for its 28th edition in January, offering another huge schedule of tournament action over 17 days.

Since launching back in May 2008, the MPC has become one of the most anticipated fixtures on Asia’s poker calendar – attracting huge fields in search of a life changing payday and the famous “Red Dragon” main event trophy.

MPC 28 will run from 26 January to 11 February 2018 and feature 31 official Asia Player of the Year (APOY) events, culminating with the HK$15,000 buy-in Red Dragon offering a HK$10 million guaranteed prize pool.

Other highlights of the series include the HK$8,000 Baby Dragon, HK$5,000 Megastack, HK$50,000 No Limit Hold’em and HK$100,000 Single Day High Roller.

The big question is whether MPC 28 can break its current attendance records yet again. From a tiny field of just 33 main event players when it debuted a decade ago, the Red Dragon at MPC 27 drew a massive 1,308 players with a first prize of HK$3.14 million. In total there were 6,921 entries across the 17 events with a whopping HK$67.99 million in prize money paid out.

Clearly poker in Macau is alive and well!

2018 Macau Poker Cup 28 Schedule

1月26日星期五  Fri 26 Jan 300,000港元保底开幕赛 $300k GTD Kickoff Day 1A $2,000
(14:00)  (14:00) 首轮A组
1月26日星期五  Fri 26 Jan 300,000港元保底开幕赛 $300k GTD Kickoff Day 1B $2,000
(19:00)  (19:00) 首轮B组
1月27日星期六  Sat 27 Jan 800,000港元保底NLHE $800k GTD NLHE $8,000
1月27日星期六  Sat 27 Jan 六人赛 6-handed $2,000
1月27日星期六  Sat 27 Jan 直达钱圈锦标赛 Flipout $500
1月28日星期日  Sun 28 Jan 赏金赛 Knockout $5,000
1月28日星期日  Sun 28 Jan 超高速至尊深筹赛 Hyper Turbo Megastack $2,000
1月29日星期一  Mon 29 Jan NLHE-底池限注奥马哈 NLHE-PLO $5,000
1月29日星期一  Mon 29 Jan NLHE NLHE $1,500
1月30日星期二  Tue 30 Jan NLHE NLHE $3,000
1月30日星期二  Tue 30 Jan 六人赛 6-handed $6,000
1月31日星期三  Wed 31 Jan 超高速至尊深筹赛 Hyper Turbo Megastack $2,000
1月31日星期三  Wed 31 Jan 300,000港元保底至尊深筹赛 $300k GTD Megastack $5,000
2月1日星期四  Thu 1 Feb 青龙赛首轮A组 Baby Dragon Day 1A $8,000
2月2日星期五  Fri 2 Feb 青龙赛首轮B组 Baby Dragon Day 1B $8,000
2月2日星期五  Fri 2 Feb 超高速赛 Hyper Turbo $3,000
2月3日星期六  Sat 3 Feb NLHE NLHE $50,000
2月4日星期日  Sun 4 Feb 底池限注奥马哈 PLO $15,000
2月4日星期日  Sun 4 Feb NLHE高速赛 NLHE Turbo $3,000
2月4日星期日  Sun 4 Feb 红龙赛首轮A组 Red Dragon Main Event Day 1A $15,000
2月5日星期一  Mon 5 Feb 红龙赛首轮B组 Red Dragon Main Event Day 1B $15,000
2月5日星期一  Mon 5 Feb 单轮豪客赛 Single Day High Roller $100,000
2月5日星期一  Mon 5 Feb NLHE NLHE $5,000
2月6日星期二  Tue 6 Feb 红龙赛首轮C组 Red Dragon Main Event Day 1C $15,000
2月6日星期二  Tue 6 Feb 超高速赛 Hyper Turbo $2,000
2月6日星期二  Tue 6 Feb 女士赛 Ladies Event $5,000
2月6日星期二  Tue 6 Feb 直达钱圈锦标赛 Flipout $1,500
2月7日星期三  Wed 7 Feb 团体赛 Teams Event $5,000
2月7日星期三  Wed 7 Feb 泡沫速破赛 Bubble Rush $8,000
2月8日星期四  Thu 8 Feb 3百万港元保底NLHE $3 million GTD NLHE $25,000
2月8日星期四  Thu 8 Feb 深夜高速赛 Midnight Turbo $2,000
2月9日星期五  Fri 9 Feb NLHE NLHE $3,000
2月9日星期五  Fri 9 Feb 豪客限时赛 High Roller Shot Clock $80,000
2月10日星期六  Sat 10 Feb 赏金赛 Knockout $5,000
2月11日星期日  Sun 11 Feb NLHE深筹赛 Deepstack NLHE $2,500