2014 PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event Day 1a: Box Xie Leads, Johnny Chan Out
The first of two starting days at the 2014 PokerStars.net Asia-Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event ended with 87 of 212 players seeing Day 2. The day consisted of seven and a half hour-long levels, and Bo “Box” Xie emerged as the field's chip leader with 166,000 in chips.
Alvan Zheng, who led the field most of the day, finished just behind Xie with 151,400. Not far behind that you will find Jaswinder Suri with 149,500 to round out the top three.
Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Alvan Yifan Zheng||151,400|
|5||Jean Marie Peyron||105,700|
|7||Kai Yat Fam||98,300|
|8||Steven Yibo Zhou||90,300|
The day saw plenty of familiar faces come out to play at the PokerStars LIVE poker room in the City of Dreams. Some of the most notable players moving on to Day 2 include Christian Haggart (65,200), Victorino Torres (50,000), Iori Yogo (37,500), Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang (31,300), Daniel Laidlaw (24,400), Akira Ohyama (18,800) and Kitty Kuo (18,000).
Probably the most famous player in the room today, Johnny Chan, will not be making Day 2 as he was eliminated when his flush draw failed to complete against Liu Xiao.
Some other players you might know that failed to advance are Oliver Gill, Ashley Warner, Dean Blatt, Sunny Jung, Percy Yung and Team PokerStars Pro Vivian Im.
Day 1b kicks off Thursday, again at 3 p.m. local time, with a bunch new faces including Team PokerStars Pros Raymond Wu and Celina Lin. Join PokerNews as we continue to bring you all the action as it happens. Until then, good night from the City of Dreams.