The Level 8 Ballroom of The StarWorld Hotel and Casino was a buzz as Asia’s biggest tournament for the month of April, the Asian Poker King Tournament Main Event has officially begun.
The Poker King Club’s Winfred Yu welcomed the players and introduced ten-time WSOP bracelet winner Johnny “The Orient Express” Chan who came up on stage and did a roll call of countries represented in this tournament after which he announced, “Dealers, shuffle up and deal!”
Both Winfred and Johnny are part of the 128 player field which was filled with international and Asian poker luminaries like international poker pro Tommy Le; The Poker Circuit Champion Mark Pagsuyuin; PAGCOR Chairman’s Cup second and third place finishers Gordon Huntly and Charles “Mr. Macau” Chua respectively; two-time APT Runner Up Steve Yea; 2009 APT Macau Fifth Place Finisher Chris Chau; Resorts World Manila Poker Championships Runner Up Jeon Seung Soo; together with Singaporeans Norbert Koh and Ricky Foo.
The Asian Poker King Tournament Main Event is an Asian Poker Tour Accredited Event.
The Asian Poker King Main Event will be held from April 23 to 26. The buy in is set at HK$ 7,500 + HK$ 500.
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