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PokerStars Macau today announced that it has added two more special events to the 2012 Asia Player of the Year season. The Macau Poker Cup Championship (MPCC) will take place from September 7-16, while the inaugural APPT: Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) is scheduled for October 26 to November 11. Both events will be held at the Grand Waldo Entertainment Complex.

The Macau Poker Cup Championship (MPCC) is the annual finale for Asia’s premier poker series and will feature a HKD $20,000 buy-in Main Event that has a HKD $4.5 million guarantee. The Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) will feature a HKD $100,000 buy-in Main Event with a massive HKD $10,000,000 guarantee. The 17-day poker festival will have 18 official ‘Asia Player of the Year’ events, including a HKD $25,000 buy-in ACOP Warm-up (HKD $5,000,000 guarantee) and a HKD $250,000 buy-in High Roller event.

“ACOP is the next evolution of tournaments in Asia,” said Danny McDonagh, Director of Live Operations for Asia-Pacific. “This is an exciting step towards reaching the success of major international tournaments like the PCA, EPT, and WSOP.”