APT Announce Charity Poker Event, Brunson Book Signing and APT Poker Room Opening!
Ahead of the $1.5 million guaranteed APT Macau, that runs from the 27th – 31st August, the Galaxy StarWorld Casino Resort and Hotel will be bustling with the arrival of the world’s greatest poker players. However, today is also a hectic day as the APT officially hits town!
At 3.30pm, the APT Poker Room on Level 2 will be opened. This is followed at 4.30pm by book signings in the lobby by US poker legend Doyle Brunson, the ‘Godfather of Poker,’ who has won 10 World Series bracelets and is the most revered poker player in the world. Doyle will be on hand to meet fans until 6pm. At 7pm a special charity Celebrity Poker Challenge will be hosted by leading poker tournament director Matt Savage, with proceeds going to Caritas De Macau, the social service organisation of Macau.
The tournament will see stars from poker and further afield fly in especially for the event. Manny Pacquiao, universally seen as the best pound for pound boxer in the world and the first Asian boxer to win four world titles in different divisions, will be joined by actor Michael Wong, singer Renee Dai, commentator Angie Mak and models Natalie Ng, Erica Yuen, Janice Man, Cha Cha and Wylien Chiu. Also in attendance will be Miss Hong Kong winner Tracy Ip and cult glamour model Tila Tequila. Poker legend Doyle Brunson is also due to participate, and is sure to fancy his chances of winning against the more inexperienced line-up.
The APT Macau is a USD $5300 ($5000+$300) tournament, with the likes of Johnny Chan, Todd Brunson, J.C Tran, Kenny Tran, John Juanda, Liz Lieu, Nam Le, Quinn Do, Steve Sung, Mel Judah, Huck Seed and APT Manila champion David Saab all expected to play. The event organizers have extended an open invitation to Olympic megastar and poker nut Michael Phelps to take part for free.
For more information and players profiles and performances catch all the action at www.asianpt.com