Seven levels ago, 84 players turned out for the second of three start days of the PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event. Less than 40 of them survived to return on Friday for Day 2. Leading the pack is Henrik Gwinner with 140,700 chips, followed by David Steicke with 124,950 and Ramon Cserei with 118,250. All three are ahead of Day 1a's chip leader, Alexandre Chieng, who finished with 113,100.
JC Tran, Terrence Chan, and John "the Razor" Phan all played today, but all three found themselves short-stacked early on and busto soon after. Team PokerStars Pro Australia member Eric Assadourian fared slightly better. He doesn't have many chips, but he made it through the day.
Day 1c begins tomorrow at 12:15 pm local time, and the Grand Lisboa is expecting a full house. Pros Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Tony Hachem, and Nam Le will make their appearances along with plenty of other big names. Don't miss any of the action live from Macau.