The final Day 1 flight came to a close Thursday night at the 2014 PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event, and it was an exciting day of play which did not disappoint. There were an impressive 282 players who turned out for seven and a half levels of play, and by the end only 119 survived with Peter Chan bagging up the most chips with 141,000.
Close behind him and also reaching the six-figure club were Shivan Abdine (124,800) and Haifeng Xue (121,000), both of whom battled Chan for the lead throughout the final stages of play.
APPT Macau Day 1b Leaders
|7||Antonio de Silva Martins||103,500|
|9||Erdeneb Ayar Vandan||89,200|
The combined Day 1 flights made for a respectable 494-player field. Of those players, there will be 206 returning for Day 2, all of whom will be vying for their share of the HKD$11,021,140 prize pool.
Some well-known players who took their seat throughout the day included recent APPT Seoul champion Chane Kampanatsanyakorn, 2013 WSOP ACOP gold bracelet winner Aaron Lim and reigning APPT Macau champion Alexandre Chieng. Unfortunately for those three, their day would be cut short.
Returning on Friday will be a collection of notables including PokerStars Team Pros Raymond Wu (28,600) and Celina Lin (25,900), as well as Michael Kanaan (54,000), Ivan Zalac (49,700), Darian Tan (45,700), Sparrow Cheung (44,900), Nick Wong (42,000), Raiden Kan (32,700), and J.J. Liu (10,200).
Day 2 is set to kick off at 3:00 p.m. local time on Friday, and PokerNews will again be on the floor in the magnificent City of Dreams Macau. In the meantime, check out Nicki Pickering's video recap of the APPT Macau player party.