The Asian Poker Tour (APT) Macau HKD $25,000 buy-in Main Event saw a further 166 entries on Day 1B, which took the total amount of entries to 268. This means that the tournament’s eventual champion will pocket an impressive HKD $1,913,200 (USD $246,625) and 27 players will make it in the money.
After yesterday’s action, Singapore’ Fam Kai Yat will take the overall chip lead into Day 2. With 100,675 in chips, Yat is the only player to finish with a six-figure stack and is no stranger to big scores in Macau. In November 2011, he finished in 6th place in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Main Event for HKD $653,000 in prize money.
Japan’s Yu Kurita ended the day as the best placed female player on a 41,075 stack. Others to build a solid stack included Sparrow Cheung (54,925), Nick Wong (56,525), Sebastian Clot (36,650), Adam Monaghan (36,450) and Antonio Martins (30,625).
Those players feeling the sting of the rail in Day 1B included Martin Elliot, Roger Spets, Wally Sombero, Andrew Scott, Ben Abrahams and Conrad Coetzer.
Still alive from Day 1B but with shorter stacks are Joe Hachem (16,000), Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin (6,525) and Lester Edoc (4,950).
Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts
1. Fam Kai Yat (Singapore) – 100,675
2. Daniel Laidlaw (Australia) – 91,050
3. Hung Tu Wang (Taiwan) – 67,151
4. Zhou Yue Qing (China) – 66,350
5. Choi Yun Lam (Hong Kong) – 62,375
6. Zhang Ai Min (China) – 60,850
7. Nick Wong (Hong Kong) – 56,525
8. Xu Qin Wei (China) – 55,375
9. Sparrow Cheung (Hong Kong) – 54,925
10. Patrick Lik-Tung Lui (Hong Kong) – 53,675
There were two other side events running alongside the Day 1B field at StarWorld Macau. The HKD $1,100 buy-in Ladies of Poker had 29 entries tally up a HKD $28,400 prize pool, while the HKD $3,300 buy-in DafaPoker Pot Limit Omaha event saw 83 players take the prize pool to HKD $244,000.
Ladies of Poker Results
1. Percy Yung (Hong Kong) – HKD $14,200
2. Xiao Luo Qi (China) – HKD $8500
3. Yue Shan Chui (Hong Kong) – HKD $5700
DafaPoker Pot Limit Omaha Results
1. Christopher Soyza (Malaysia) – HKD $83,000
2. Takeshi Chome Kato (Japan) – HKD $48,800
3. Takuya Nakamuna (Japan) – HKD $26,800
4. Cheun Yeung Shum (Hong Kong) – HKD $19,500
5. Chris Koo (USA) – HKD $17,100
6. Annie Chen (China) – HKD $14,600
7. Dennis Lokz (Singapore) – HKD $12,200
8. Zhou Quan (China) – HKD $9,800
9. Edwin Hui (Canada) – HKD $7,300
10. Feng Zhao (Singapore) – HKD $4,900
Day 2 of the Main Event will set off at 1pm today and be followed by the HKD $4,400 buy-in DafaPoker Freezeout 2 at 3pm and HKD $2,200 buy-in Deep Stack Turbo 2 at 6pm.
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