Online Poker News - Pokerstars Macau Millions Attracts Interest
12th of April 2011 - latestpokerbonuses.com
Over 1000 entries for the major poker event
As it was predicted, the Pokerstars Macau Millions held at the Casino Grand Lisboa from April 2 - 10 saw a very high number of entries - 1 329 of them for the HKD$2200 buy-in event. The event therefore by far exceeded the guaranteed prize pool of HKD $1 500 000, generating a bigger one of HKD $2 631 420.
Before the announcement of the final numbers, PokerStars Director of Live Operations for Asia-Pacific, Danny McDonagh, said, "I was quietly confident about reaching 1 000 players but with a total field now possibly hitting 1 300, it has exceeded our wildest expectations!"
"This year the popularity of the Macau Millions is so much greater, particularly within the region." continued McDonagh. "Poker is really taking off in Asia. It's a proud moment for our PokerStars Macau team and speaks volumes about Grand Lisboa's well deserved reputation for quality and success."
Apart from being historical in that it is the first event in Asia to exceed the 1000 player entries, the Pokerstars Macau Millions also so a record-short heads-up, which lasted just one hand. The action took place between Chinese Taipei's Hung-Sheng "Shaq" Lin (29) and Frenchman Brice Renaud, where Lin emerged the winner and boosted his bankroll by HKD $400 000, whereas Renaud's runner-up position brought him HKD $300 000.
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