August 6, 2008 (MACAU, CHINA) - The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is proud to announce that the Godfather of Poker, Doyle Brunson, will be attending the APT's Macau tournament.
Brunson, the biggest name in the history of poker, has confirmed he will be playing at the APT Macau Main Event at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino starting on the 27th of August. He will be joined by his son, Todd Brunson, who is also a big-name player in the poker world.
The participation of the Brunsons further raises the standing of the Asian Poker Tour which also features other top professionals such as J.C. Tran, Nam Le, Quinn Do, APT Philippines champion David Saab and hundreds of other poker players from around the world.
Aside from playing in the main event at APT Macau, Doyle will also be on hand for a special event of his own - a book signing which is anticipated to attract huge interest. His books, especially Super System and Super System II, are considered the most authoritative sources on playing and winning at poker. Fans and players will be able to meet him and get their copies personally signed at APT Macau.
Doyle Brunson is a legendary American poker player who has played professionally for over fifty years. Nicknamed "Texas Dolly", he has seen it all - from the early beginnings of poker in the United States to the sudden surge of the game's popularity during the last decade. He is currently in a tie for second place on the all-time winners list with ten World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets - just one behind first-placer Phil Hellmuth. His live tournament winnings at present exceed USD $5,300,000.
Like Doyle, his son Todd is also a professional poker player. Todd, who did not learn the game until he was in law school, has been playing in both cash games and tournaments for the last two decades. Nicknamed "Darkhorse", he also has a WSOP bracelet of his own, making the Brunsons the only father-son combination in history to have won WSOP bracelets. His live tournament winnings presently exceed USD $3,200,000.
APT Macau, the second leg of the 2008 Asian Poker Tour, will be held at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino in Asia's gambling mecca from August 27 to 31, 2008. The APT is home to Asia's largest guaranteed prize pool with USD $1,500,000 in cash. The winner of APT Macau is guaranteed at least USD $500,000, which is sure to attract the top poker players from all over the world.
The buy-in for the Macau leg of this year's APT is set at USD $5300 ($5000+$300). Players can also win seats to the event by qualifying through various online satellites being held all over the world on top poker rooms such as DafaPoker, Titan Poker, PartyPoker, and PKR.
About the Asian Poker Tour (APT):
The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is Asia's biggest and original poker tour. The Tour was recently acquired by AsianLogic (AIM:ALOG). As part of the new organisation of the APT, four events will be held across Asia in 2008. Next year, the Tour plans to increase this to a total of six events. Each tournament is set to attract live players as well as internet players who will qualify via online satellites. Each main event will offer a minimum guaranteed USD $1 million prize pool. The official web site of the APT is www.asianpt.com
About Asianlogic (ALL):
AsianLogic is a leading online and land-based gaming company focusing on the Asia-Pacific markets. The Company is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: ALOG). AsianLogic owns and operates eight online casino brands and two online poker rooms as well as land-based sportsbook operations through its MegaSportsWorld brand. It is a specialist in Asia-specific games such as Mahjong, Cho-Da-Di, Do-Di-Zhu and 13 Card Poker. The Company owns and operates the Asian Poker Tour.
The Company also maintains a corporate advisory team specialising in the gaming sector which is an active investor in gaming-related businesses as well as providing consultancy and analytical services. AsianLogic enjoys strong commercial relationships with leading gaming providers including Playtech, ID Games and LVS. Founded as ESL in 2002, AsianLogic employs over 300 employees, the majority of whom are based in the Philippines.