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September 27, 2021

It became the first poker tournament in Asia to reach the 1,000-entry mark

PokerStars Macau tournament achieved new record

(Macau).- PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa achieved a new record as its Macau Millions 2011 became the first poker tournament in Asia to reach the 1,000-entry mark.

We were extremely pleased with the new record of 1,329,” says Danny McDonagh, the recently promoted PokerStars director of live operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

“The Macau Millions has a significantly lower entry cost than our other special events but still has a substantial guarantee which makes it a very inviting event to all poker players”, McDonagh added.

The previous record, 741 players, was also set by PokerStars Macau Millions, in August last year.

“Also pleasing is that international recognition of poker in Macau, and particularly PokerStars Macau at Grand Lisboa, is growing at a rapid pace, assisted by events such as the Macau Millions, as demonstrated by players from 55 countries entering,” said McDonagh.

The event was won by Taipei’s Hung-Sheng “Shaq” Lin, who took home us$ 51,506 for his triumph. However, the player that got everybody’s attention was Canadian Jonathan Duhamel, the winner of the main event in the 2010 World Series of Poker, the equivalent to the game’s world championship.

“It was the icing on the cake to have Jonathan here,” concluded McDonagh. “Nothing beats having the world champ in the field.”

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