Players hoping to win their seat into the main event of next month's Asian Poker Tour (APT) Macau Festival are being given one last chance this weekend through a series of satellites at PartyPoker.com and the iPoker Network.
This year's APT Macau Festival will run from August 12 to 23 at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel And Casino in the former Portuguese colony with its main event featuring a buy-in set at $4,438.
However, those short of the cash for this buy-in can win their seat for next month's tournament courtesy of leading online poker site PartyPoker.com and the iPoker Network.
Last year's six-day event has been transformed into a record-breaking twelve-day extravaganza creating Asia's first festival of poker. The APT Macau Festival will also feature the largest range of side events ever seen in Asia with high-limit games and sit-and-go tables running throughout.
The APT Macau Festival will also serve as the backdrop for the first Chinese-language poker film, provisionally entitled Poker King, which is due to star A-list Chinese actors and pop stars.
"Next month's APT Macau Festival will be bigger and better with twelve days of non-stop poker action and fun," said Chris Parker, Chief Executive Officer for the APT.
"The APT Macau Festival will feature a side events schedule never seen in Asia before including several new formats that will stir the curiosity of poker enthusiasts at all levels. For those that have not yet reserved their seat to what is sure to be a very memorable event, this weekend marks the last chance for players to qualify through PartyPoker.com and the iPoker Network. Make sure you don't miss out on your APT Macau experience and the chance to win some life-changing prizes."
In 2008, the event attracted some of the most famous names in the game including Doyle Brunson, Jack Binion, Johnny Chan, John Juanda, Huck Seed, Liz Lieu, Todd Brunson, Kenny Tran and Poker Pack members Nam Le, Quinn Do, JC Tran, Steve Sung, David ‘Chino' Rheem and Kwang Soo Lee.
Full details on the upcoming APT Macau Festival can be found at AsianPT.com.