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MPC21 just around the corner

Written by Ben Blaschke

Today marks exactly one week until the 21st running of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) gets underway at the PokerStars LIVE Macau room at City of Dreams.

It was a little over six years ago now that the very first MPC was held with a tiny field of just 33 players taking part in the Main Event. The organizers could never have dreamed that by early 2014 MPC20 would attract a whopping 995 entries, with some of the world’s best players flying in to help create a record prize pool of HK$9.65 million.

Now the goal is to crack the 1,000 player mark and having come so close in January there is a great chance that the latest Red Dragon Main Event will reach this magic number.

The 17-day schedule for MPC21 features a total of 14 events ranging from the HK$1,500 No Limit Hold’em event to the HK$80,000 High Rollers. Other highlights include a HK$20,000 NLHE tournament and the popular HK$6,000 Baby Dragon.

The HK$11,000 Red Dragon begins on Friday 8 August at 19:00 and boasts three Day 1 flights with the final table scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13 August.

The winner of the Red Dragon will not only win around HK$2 million and entry to the 2014 ACOP Main Event, but will also be awarded a stunning Slyde “Titanium” design watch worth around HK$66,000. Slyde was recently named “Official Watch Sponsor of PokerStars LIVE Macau” throughout the rest of 2014.