Friday, June 3, 2011

October Trip

This one should be a ton of fun. It will be a three city tour taking place around early to mid-October. I will be spending 5 days each or so in Tokyo, Macau and Hong Kong.

My original plan was to make it to Macau for the APPT event in November. The APT was also planned for the same time. When the APPT folks decided to schedule the Main Event for the week of Thanksgiving I gave up on that idea. Also happening in the last couple of days is the close of the poker room at the Hard Rock in the City of Dreams resort in Macau. This used to be the home for the APT and now they have to scramble to find a location for the event.

I have now opted for the Macau Poker Cup Championship series in October. The series has 12 events with the Main Event carrying a $20,000 HKD ($2,600 USD) price tag. I probably won’t play that one unless I can satellite my way in. A couple of tournaments I am looking at are the 6-max NLHE and the PLO events.

The first stop of Tokyo is still up in the air. My co-worker at Rakeback was planning to go to Tokyo around that time and I decided to take a look at flights to see if it would work. Surprise, the cost difference was only around $150 or so. I hope to make this happen.

The second stop will be Macau for around five days or so. I really want to see if the cash games are everything that people make of them. Last time I was there back in 2007 it was the start of poker in Macau. I played the first ever APPT event there and the only cash games were on the electronic tables.

The last stop will be in Hong Kong. One of by big regrets the last time I was in Macau was my failure to go check out Hong Kong. I mostly hung around the casino and never went out and did anything. I won’t have that issue this time as I know people in the area.

One thing I really want to do is put faces to names at the Rakeback offices. I just hope they don’t put me to work when I’m there Smile

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