Tasmanian Poker Championships announced.

Just a short flight from Melbourne is the idillic and scenic island of Tasmania, an island home to beautiful views, sweeping cinematic landscapes and the infamous Tasmanian Devil. This is, however, not an advertisement for Tasmania but rather an announcement of the 2013 Tasmanian Texas Hold’em Poker Championships from 26 – 28 July.

The 2013 Tasmanian Poker Championships will be held in Hobart’s latest attraction, the Wrest Point Casino, with the main event scheduled for a $290 buy-in. Two flights will be on offer to earn your place on the final day table with the Friday night flight beginning at 6:30pm while the Saturday flight starts at 3pm. The flights are limited to 40 player per day and with seats filling up fast those hoping for a devilish poker weekend should get in while they still can.

Re-buys are allowed for those who bow-out early on day one in the opening two hours of play, thereafter its all-or-nothing. Those who survive till the Sunday will play until a champions is crowned.

Players will receive 100,000 in chips and play will have 30 minute levels going up. The prize pool is set to be over $20,000 based on 80 players taking part with first place earning $8,000. For more information on the structure of play visit Tasmanian Poker Championships.

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Asian Championship of Poker: 2013 ACOP announced with a massive prize pool.

In its inaugural event, the 2012 ACOP, the Asia Championship of Poker smashed hosts PokerStars expectations as the tournament, with a HK$ 100,000 (AUD$13,000), attracted 184 players making a gargantuan prize pool of HKD$ 17,305,200 (AUD$ 2.15 million). The 2012 event was one of the biggest tournaments of the year with this years expectations now even higher following on from the recent GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions, which was also held in Macau.

The 2013 tournament is set for 18 October – 3 November it will feature 11 ACOP titles up for grabs at the PokerStars Live at the City of Dreams Casino in Macau. The buy-in is again set at HKD$100,000 with PokerStars offering a massive HKD$20,000,000 (AUD$ 2.7 million) prize pool, which is double last years total. The prize pool alone will no doubt bring another record setting crowd to the tables which could swell the total prize money even more.

Their will be a ACOP Warm-up event scheduled to begin 23 October – 27 October at a cost of HKD$ 25,000 with an impressive HKD$ 5,000,000 (AUD$675,000) up for grabs.

Below is a proposed scheduale of the 2013 Asian Championships of Poker.

Friday, 18 October
HKD$11,000 Deepstack Championship – Day 1

Saturday, 19 October
HKD$11,000 Deepstack Championship – Day 1B
Monday, 21 October
HKD$11,000 6-Max Championship (2 day event) (HKD$500,00 guaranteed)

Wednesday, 23 October
HKD$4,000 ACOP Warm-up mega satellite
HKD$25,000 ACOP Warm-up – Day 1

Thursday, 24 October
HKD$25,000 ACOP Warm-up – Day 1B

Friday, 25 October
HKD$8,800 Ladies Asia Championship
HKD$15,000 PLO Championship
ACOP Warm-up – Day 2

Saturday, 26 October
HKD$11,000 KO Big Bounty
ACOP Warm-up – Day 3

Sunday, 27 October
HKD$13,500 Main Event Mega Satellite
ACOP Warm-up – Final Table

Monday, 28 October
HKD$100,000 ACOP Main Event – Day 1

Tuesday, 29 October
HKD$100,000 ACOP Main Event – Day 1B

Wednesday, 30 October
HKD$100,000 ACOP Main Event – Day 2

Thursday, 31 October
HKD$100,000 ACOP Main Event – Day 3
HKD$11,000 Turbo Championships

Friday, 1 November
HKD$100,000 ACOP Main Event – Day 4
HKD$15,000 NLH 3-Day Event (HKD$1,000,000 guarantee)

Saturday, 2 November
HKD$100,000 ACOP Main Event – Final Table
HKD$250,000 High Roller 2-Day Event
HKD$8,800 NLH 2-Day Event.

For more information the Asian Championships visit FTR for updates.