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Day 1a completed

Xie Leads The Field From Day 1a of The 2014 PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Day 1a Chip Leader, Bo "Box" Xie
Day 1a Chip Leader, Bo "Box" Xie

The first of two starting days at the 2014 PokerStars.net APPT 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.

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.

Tags: Akira OhyamaAlvan ZhengAshley WarnerBobbe SuriBryan HuangChristian HaggartDaniel LaidlawJohnny ChanKitty KuoLiu XiaoOliver GillSunny JungVictorino TorresVivian ImXie "Box" Bo

Official End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Bo Xie 166,000
Alvan Yifan Zheng cn 151,400 151,400
Bobbe Suri in 149,500 149,500
Jiajun Liu 142,800 142,800
Jean Marie Peyron 105,700 105,700
Franco Cultreri 100,100 100,100
Kai Yat Fam 98,300 98,300
Steven Yibo Zhou 90,300 90,300
Linh Tran ca 88,900 88,900
Sebastien Hoyez 82,600 82,600
Andre Cyril 80,800 80,800
Evan Mc Niff 76,600 76,600
Yu Xia 71,100 52,100
Y Phan Chhang 68,600 68,600
Henry Szmelcer 68,300 68,300
Masayuki Hakoda jp 67,100 67,100
Jiaxiu Liu 66,200 66,200
Christian Haggart 65,200 8,200
Joachim Ulsrud 64,700 64,700
Zhao Feng 64,200 64,200
Frangky Tegoeh 64,200 64,200
Carlos Kuo Chang 62,500 62,500
Daniel Demicki bg 61,500 61,500
Victor Teng au 56,900 56,900
Antoine Pignon 55,000 55,000

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Xie Eliminates Another To Take Lead

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Bo "Box" Xie might've done enough to finish the day as the chip leader after taking out another player in the final few hands of play.

After he and another player both committed 2,300 pre flop, a flop of {j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts} sparked a betting war between the two before both players committed all their chips.

Xie: {5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Opponent: {10-Hearts}{8-Spades}

Xie was in trouble, after his opponent had flopped the straight. However, running {9-Diamonds} and {a-Diamonds} gave Xie the unlikely flush adding another 30,000 to his stack to sit atop the rest of the field.

Bo Xie 166,000 31,000

Tags: Bo "Box" Xie

Im Eliminated

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The action started with Bo "Box" Xie opening to 2,000 before Vivian Im threw out 3,000 in chips. Xie then made it 6,000 before another raise to 11,000 followed. Xie had enough and moved all in which had Im covered, who called.

Im: {k-}{k-}
Xie: {a-}{a-}

The board did not help Im who was eliminated from the tournament in the dying minutes. Xie moved up to 135,000 in chips.

Bo Xie 135,000 135,000
Vivian Im kr Busted

Tags: Vivian ImBo "Box" Xie

5 More Hands

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The clock has been paused with just about 15 minutes left and it was announced the players will be playing five more hands to conclude today's play.

Argyros Doubles Through Ohyama

• Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Action folded to Billy "The Croc" Argyros who bet 2,500 from the button. The player in the small blind folded and Akira Ohyama was put to a decision. Some table talk happened that we didn't catch but was implied that Ohyama made the call because of what was said and the fact the Argyros said he only looked at one.

The hands looked like this when they were tabled:
Ohyama: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Argyros: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}

Ohyama couldn't find any clubs when the board ran out {6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. Ohyama asked Argyros if he only looked at one. Argyros said yes. Akira said, "that is running really well. When I had an ace with a jack I thought I was good."

Billy "The Croc" Argyros au 44,000 23,000
Akira Ohyama 14,800

Tags: Billy ArgyrosAkira Ohyama

Level:
8
Blinds:
500/1,000
Ante:
100

Tentative Play

• Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

We came upon the table with a {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} board showing and a bet of 3,000 in front of Kitty Kuo who was UTG. Action was on Christian Haggart who was giving the situation some serious thought before finally making the call. Kuo quickly checked when the {k-Hearts} river was dealt and Haggart hesitated as if he was contemplating a bet but ended up checking behind.

Kuo quickly revealed {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} which was dwarfed by Haggart's {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. Following that hand their table broke which means Vivian Im, Percy Yung and Kitty Kuo are going their separate ways with just 30 minutes left to play.

Tags: Kitty KuoPercy YungVivian ImChristian Haggart