The online poker super-site Poker Stars.com branches out into the land poker sector this weekend with the Macau Cup tournament held in the company's live poker room at the Grand Waldo Casino in Macau.
 
Spread over three days, the Cup features several events, commencing with a charity tournament to benefit the Caritas de Macau – a social charity in Macau providing services to individuals, families and communities to help create a more humane condition economically, morally and spiritually.
 
Building up excitement for the main event, preliminaries like the Macau Poker Cup Deep Stack have a buy-in of $100 PokerstarsHKD, and the poker room will host a Phase 1 mega-satellite for the upcoming APPT Macau with a $600 buy-in.  The big event is the Macau Cup Red Dragon which carries a $10 000 HKD buy-in.
 
The action continues through Sunday with the Macau Cup $500 Challenge and a Phase 2 mega-satellite for the APPT Macau.
 
Players from a number of countries are expected to play in the various events, including Steve Chung, the Hong Kong player who was the bubble boy in this year's WSOP Main Event, finishing 667th and winning a seat in next year's Main Event.
 
Internet poker aces have also arrived in Macau to test their skills against an international slew of players.