Macau Billionaire Poker Summer Showdown: The Largest Guaranteed Prize Pool in Asia!

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Macau Billionaire Poker Summer Showdown: The Largest Guaranteed Prize Pool in Asia!
09 Jun

All eyes may be on the 2017 WSOP in Las Vegas at the moment, but come late July and the Macau Billionaire Poker Summer Showdown will be the place to be.

Often referred to as the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’ and favored by top pros Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan, Macau will play host to its 2nd MBP Summer Showdown and the 2017 edition will feature a Main Event guaranteed prize pool of $20 Million HKD, which will be the largest ever on the continent of Asia.

Hope Cup

Known as the "Hope Cup," the Main Event kicks off on July 28 with a buy-in of $28,000 HKD ($3,600 USD). The Hope Cup will be capped at 800 players who will all be vying for a piece of that record-breaking $2,580,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Players can pack as many bullets as desired, as multiple re-buys and re-entries are permitted in the Main Event. Continue on to Day 2 action with your largest Day 1 stack. Three Day 1 flights will be held on July 28-30, with Days 2-5 set to commence July 31 and follow into August.

Plenty of Poker Action

While the Hope Cup receives top billing, there are a bunch of other tournaments on the 2017 Macau Billionaire Poker schedule. A high roller, bounty events, deepstack, six-max, satellites, and a Ladies Cup are among the highlights, promising exciting poker action for the duration of the MBP Summer Showdown from July 27 through August 3.

Players should take notice that the dates for the MBP Summer Showdown have been rescheduled from a previous announcement of July 22-August 3. Also changed was the Main Event prize pool guarantee - from $5 Million HKD to $20 Million HKD.

Where to Go

The venue for the festival is the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf in the Babylon Casino. Players are instructed to go to the exclusive MBP Room on the 2nd floor.

Due to the limited number of seats available for the Hope Cup, it's not a bad idea to register early. Registration is permitted in person as well as online at MBP.

MBP is on a mission to establish the Hope Cup as the premier poker tournament in Asia. With a record-breaking guaranteed prize pool in 2017 and an expected large turnout, that goal may certainly come to fruition.

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more


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