APPT Macau Main Event

Day 1 is a Wrap

Wei Cheng Chiang
The third and final Day 1 flight is officially in the books. The tournament clock currently shows 86 players remaining, but that'll likely drop to 80-ish once the dust from the bag and tag process settles.

Big names stole the show here on Day 1c, as the likes of Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier, Joe and Tony Hachem, David's Plastik and Chiu, Andrew Scott, Theo Tran, Amnon Filippi, Bryan Huang, David Saab, Celina Lin, David 'Chino' Rheem, Liv Boeree, J.C. Tran and Yevgeniy Timoshenko all took to the felt. Of those, it appears ElkY finished the day with the most chips, coming in at just over 60,000.

Unofficial Day 1c chip leader status belongs to Wei Cheng 'Jacko' Chiang of Taipei, who finished the day with 124,800 in chips.

Tomorrow afternoon, survivors from Day 1 flights A, B and C will reconvene here at the PokerStars Macau Poker Room to form one final group that will run the last leg of the race to the final table together. Day 2 starting stacks and seat assignments will be posted as soon as they are made available to us by the tournament staff.

Play is scheduled to recommence at 12:15 p.m. local time (GMT +8). Do join us then for our continued coverage of the 2009 APPT Macau Main Event.

Until then, good night and good luck!