PokerStars LIVE Macau Tournaments

Asia Championship of Poker

Asia Championship of Poker

'PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams, Macau' will host the 2015 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) from October 30-November 15. The ACOP is the biggest and richest poker festival in Asia and last year awarded more than HKD $116 million (USD $15 million) in prize money, attracting nearly 3,000 entrants in the process.

This year, the 17-day series has 15 ‘ACOP Title Events’, which award prestigious Spadie trophies to each winner. The HKD $100,000 (USD $13,000) Main Event boasts a whopping HKD $15,000,000 prize pool guarantee, and the champion will take home a rare gold Spadie.

ACOP Title Events

The focus for most players will be on the prestigious Main Event. However, all tournaments with buy-ins of HKD $9,000 and above, as well as the Rebuy Championship, are considered ACOP Title Events.

In terms of historical significance, these titles will be the measuring stick for all-time achievements at the ACOP. The winners will receive a Spadie trophy in recognition of their accomplishment.

Regular Events

If you love poker but don’t have a big bankroll, that shouldn’t stop you from coming to experience the thrill and excitement of the ACOP. Many ACOP Title Events will also have a lower-buy-in version of the same tournament that ranges from HKD $500 to HKD $4,000.

2015 ACOP Schedule

Tournament structures and prize pools will be released closer to the event. (All figures in HKD)

Time # Tournament Name Buy-in HKD
Friday 30-Oct
3:00 PM   $500 Rebuy $500
4:00 PM   Qualifier to Deepstack Championship Satellite $500
5:30 PM   Qualifier to Main Event Satellite $2,000
7:00 PM 1 Rebuy Championship ($300,000 Guarantee) $2,500
Saturday 31-Oct
2:00 PM 1 Rebuy Championship - Day 2  
3:00 PM   Deepstack Championship Satellite (10 Seat Guarantee) $2,500
6:00 PM 2 Deepstack Championship ($1,000,000 Guarantee) $11,000
9:00 PM   Qualifier to Main Event Satellite $2,000
Sunday 01-Nov
2:00 PM 2 Deepstack Championship - Day 2  
2:30 PM   $2,000 Deepstack $2,000
3:00 PM 3 PLO Championship $15,000
5:00 PM   Qualifier to Main Event Satellite $2,000
7:00 PM   Main Event Satellite $14,000
Monday 02-Nov
2:00 PM 3 PLO Championship – Day 2  
3:00 PM   2,500 PLO $2,500
4:30 PM   Qualifier to Main Event Satellite $2,000
6:00 PM 4 6-Max Championship $11,000
9:00 PM   Main Event Satellite $14,000
Tuesday 03-Nov
2:00 PM 4 6-Max Championship - Day 2  
3:00 PM   $2,000 6-Max $2,000
4:30 PM   Qualifier to Main Event Satellite $2,000
6:00 PM 5 KO Big Bounty $11,000
9:00 PM   Main Event Satellite $14,000
Wednesday 04-Nov
2:00 PM 5 KO Big Bounty - Day 2  
3:00 PM   $2,500 KO Bounty $2,500
4:30 PM   Qualifier to Main Event Satellite $2,000
6:00 PM 6 2m GTD Spadie ($2,000,000 Guarantee) – Day 1A $9,000
9:00 PM   Main Event Satellite $14,000
Thursday 05-Nov
3:00 PM   Qualifier to Main Event Satellite $2,000
6:00 PM 6 2m GTD Spadie ($2,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1B $9,000
9:00 PM   Main Event Satellite $14,000
Friday 06-Nov
2:00 PM 6 2m GTD Spadie – Day 2  
3:00 PM   Qualifier to ACOP Warm-up Satellite $1,000
4:30 PM   ACOP Warm-up Satellite (10 Seat Guarantee) $5,000
7:00 PM 7 ACOP Warm-up $25,000
10:00 PM   Qualifier to High Roller Satellite $3,000
Saturday 07-Nov
2: 30 PM High Roller Satellite $ 15,000
3:00 PM 7 ACOP Warm-up – Day 2  
4:00 PM 8 High Roller $250,000
5:00 PM 9 Ladies Asia Championship $9,000
6:00 PM   Qualifier to Main Event Mega Satellite $2,000
Sunday 08-Nov
2:00 PM 8 High Roller - Day 2 (Day 2 entry allowed) $ 250,000
3:00 PM 7 ACOP Warm-up – Final Table  
3:30 PM   Qualifier to Main Event Mega Satellite $2,000
6:00 PM   Main Event Mega Satellite (10 Seat Guarantee) $14,000
Monday 09-Nov
2:00 PM 8 High Roller – Final Table  
3:00 PM 10 MAIN EVENT ($15,000,000 Guarantee) – Day 1 A  $100,000
7:00 PM   Qualifier to Main Event Satellite $2,000
9:00 PM   Main Event Satellite  $14,000
Tuesday 10-Nov
12:30 PM   Main Event TURBO Satellite $14,000
3:00 PM 10 MAIN EVENT ($15,000,000 Guarantee) – Day 1B $100,000
Wednesday 11-Nov
2:00 PM 10 MAIN EVENT – Day 2 (Day 2 entry allowed) $100,000
5:00 PM 11 Teams Championship $20,000
7:00 PM   $15,000 NLH Satellite $3,000
Thursday 12-Nov
2:00 PM 10 MAIN EVENT - Day 3  
3:00 PM   Teams Event $4,000
4:00 PM   $15,000 NLH Satellite $3,000
6:00 PM 12 $15,000 NLH $15,000
9:00 PM   Qualifier to Super High Roller Satellite $ 5,000
Friday 13-Nov
2:00 PM 10 MAIN EVENT- Day 4  
2:30 PM 12 $15,000 NLH – Day 2  
3:00 PM   Super High Roller Satellite $ 40,000
6:00 PM 13 Super High Roller (2 Rebuys) $ 500,000
8:00 PM 14 Turbo Championship  $11,000
Saturday 14-Nov
2:00 PM 10 MAIN EVENT - Final Table  
2:30 PM 13 Super High Roller – Day 2 (Day 2 entry allowed) $ 500,000
3:00 PM 15 $9,000 NLH $9,000
7:00 PM   $3,000 NLH $3,000
Sunday 15-Nov
2:00 PM 15 $9,000 NLH - Day 2  
2:30 PM 13 Super High Roller – Final Table  
3:00 PM   $3,000 NLH – Final Table
4:00 PM   $2,500 Turbo $ 2,500
5:00 PM   Qualifier to Aussie Millions Satellite $ 750
7:00 PM   Aussie Millions Satellite  $3,500

All tournaments are subject to regulatory approval.
All tournaments are No Limit Hold’em and with no re-entry unless otherwise specified.

All numbered tournaments are:

  • 2-day events except Main Event (5-day), Warm-up & High Roller & Super High Roller (3-day), Ladies, Teams & Turbo (1-day)
  • ACOP Title Events (aka 'Spadies' titles)
  • Official Asia Player of the Year Events except Ladies & Teams events

Note:
Guarantees are not applicable during Typhoon Level 8 or higher
3% of all tournament and satellite prize pools held to offset tournament staffing costs (2% for Main Event and High Roller; 1% for Super High Roller).
ACOP Main Event winner receives HKD $100,000 entry to 2016 ACOP Main Event taken from prize pool.

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ASIA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Rank Player Points
1 Yuguang Li 4,425
2 Ka Cheong Wong 4,340
3 Yang Zhang 4,039
4 Yunye Lu 3,840
5 Liang Yu 3,038
6 Tony Yat Wai Cheng 2,953
7 Yifan Zhang 2,880
8 Pete Yen Han Chen 2,798
9 Leon Li-ta Hsu 2,605
10 Weijie Ye 2,461
Standings as of day ending June 14, 2015