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Old 11-21-2007, 01:15 AM
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Default Re: The APPT Macau: The First Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament in China!

This is clearly a level, right? I've been wearing my UB shirt and occasionally hat all over HK for over a year without being arrested and forced to walk around with a paper bag on my head. God forbid I drop any litter though [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:28 AM
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Default Re: The APPT Macau: The First Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament in China!

Thx for the answers - what a shame no proper cash games running at the same time.

Was`nt thrilled with the format of the Lightning Poker but seems we wont have much choice ?
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:59 AM
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Anyone willing to give me like $10-20K USD for $10-20K on Stars. We could meet in person and take care of this in Macau.

I really should have planed for this better...
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:54 PM
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:26 PM
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This is clearly a level, right? I've been wearing my UB shirt and occasionally hat all over HK for over a year without being arrested and forced to walk around with a paper bag on my head. God forbid I drop any litter though

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First 14K t-shirts, next will be UB t-shirts!
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:32 AM
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Default Re: Good Luck to Everyone!

Jerry Yang wasn't allowed to board our flight because he doesn't have an American Passport or a Hong Kong Visa, thats one less world champ.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:53 AM
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Jerry Yang wasn't allowed to board our flight because he doesn't have an American Passport or a Hong Kong Visa, thats one less world champ.

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The United Airlines supervisor at the check-in desk at San Francisco International Airport refused to issue Jerry Yang a boarding pass for the San Francisco to Hong Kong flight on Tuesday because Jerry did not have a Hong Kong transit visa.

I had to leave San Francisco on Tuesday morning on United Airlines for Hong Kong without Jerry.

After I arrived in Macau (early Thursday morning Macau time), I instructed Jerry to contact EVA Air to see whether he could fly from San Francisco to Macau via Taipei.

EVA Air officials in San Francisco told Jerry on Wednesday morning U.S. time that EVA Air could not sell Jerry a ticket and issue Jerry a boarding pass because Jerry did not have a Taiwan transit visa. The Taiwan transit visa is required for a stateless individual such as Jerry even though Jerry would not have to clear customs and immigration at Taipei International Airport to transfer to a connecting flight with the same airline.

Jerry further received confirmation from officials at the Chinese consulates in both Los Angeles and San Francisco that United Airlines acted correctly on Tuesday. Jerry was required to apply for a Hong Kong transit visa even though Jerry would not have to go through customs and immigration in Hong Kong in order to transfer from the plane to the ferry at Hong Kong International Airport.

Bottom line: Jerry, as a stateless individual who travels with a Refugee Travel Document and a U.S. Permanent Residency Card, needs to apply for transit visas for each country where he is scheduled to make a transfer connection even though he does not have to go through customs and immigration at each transfer point.

Without the transit visa, an airline check-in desk in the U.S. is not permitted by law from issuing a boarding pass to the individual for the first leg of the journey from the U.S. to the transfer point outside the U.S.

Result: Jerry Yang is unable to travel to Macau for the PokerStars.net APPT Macau - Asian Poker Open events.
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:00 AM
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FYI, we received permission from the gaming commission to increase the number of tables we have on-site. We now have 35 tables and will accomodate 350 players plus 30 alternates.

As of writing, we have 335 registrations (now closed for today) and 15 seats available for the first people in line tomorrow morning.
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:34 PM
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FYI, we received permission from the gaming commission to increase the number of tables we have on-site. We now have 35 tables and will accomodate 350 players plus 30 alternates.

As of writing, we have 335 registrations (now closed for today) and 15 seats available for the first people in line tomorrow morning.

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Considering that this event was announced only 4 weeks ago, a field over 350 players has to be considered by industry observers, even those with the most demanding standards, to be an enormous success.

I have been on the ground in Macau for a little over a day. Everything about the APPT Macau - Asian Poker Open, including the facilities at the hotel/casino, the organization, and the anciliary events surrounding the actual tournament itself, have been up to the high standards one would expect to encounter at a first-rate professionally-run televised poker tournament held in North America.

Congratulations again to Jeffrey Haas, Sarne Lightman, Elton Tsang, Matt Savage, Jack Fox, Gary Woollard, and the entire supporting cast for pulling off what is truly an historic event in the poker world: the first ever televised Texas Hold'em tournament in the biggest and most lucrative gambling market in the world, the Macau Special Adminstrative Region of the People's Republic of China.



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Old 11-23-2007, 11:14 AM
Izzie_Nutz Izzie_Nutz is offline
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Tatsu: since there has been no live poker in Macau up to now, where did they get 40 dealers to work this tournament? All trained in the past 4 weeks?
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