At the mean time, I'm looking forward to some serious poker dosage during the Macau Poker Cup Championship (MPCC) on Dec 12-20. Looks like I'm about 80% in playing the $5k Head-Up (32max) tourny. I'm a bit held back because it's best-of-3 per round (and best-of-5 for the final). It looks like it'll play thru the day (and the night) into the next morning. A bit overkill for a $5k buy-in imo. (The top prize assuming 32 players will only be about $55-70k, depending if they pay top 4 or 8.) I'm hoping this game gets good reception so they can up the buy-in next time.
I'm also debating if I wanna play the $5k NLH KO tourny. That's on Thursday December 17. A KO tourny is always fun and action packed, and the pot should be sizable as well (assuming around 100 players, making it a ~$400k pot). However, my original plan is to get to Macau on the night of the 18th, rail my buddies in the Tourny of Champs, then play in the Main Event on the 19th. If I go on the 17th I'll have one less night at home with family. Not ideal. I think I'm at about 20% on playing this right now.
The Main Event I'll play for sure, as I'm lucky enough to have Pokerstars sponsor my buy-in and accommodation. (Here's a big thanks to Pokerstars!) The prize pool is guaranteed to be HK$2m but I think that's easily beatable. In fact, I expect about 200 players, making the prize pool ~$4m and the top prize almost $1m. Oh, and I hope to win some. Look for me on the floor!