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The Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival 2009

by Warren Lush |  Published: Nov 01, 2009


Sept. 1, 2009 I went off on secondment for the main event of the Asian Poker Tour Macau to look after the media. The hotly anticipated festival took place between August 12 and 23, 2009 at the Starworld Casino, and will also be featured in a ground-breaking Chinese language poker movie. Many believe the film will have a similar impact on poker in Asia as the 1998 Hollywood film Rounders did on the western world. The movie is provisionally titled Poker King and will be directed by famous Chinese language director Chan Hing-Kai and Janet Chun, and produced by Amy Chin and Chan Hing-Kai. It tells the story of two bitter poker rivals competing for world championship glory. The cast will be all-star, A-list Chinese actors and pop stars, with a cinema release across the region set for later this year. Actors with the coveted starring roles include Louis Koo, Sean Lau Ching–Wan, ...

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