The final Day 1 flight has come to a close 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 today and by the end, 119 survived with Peter Chan bagging up the most chips with 141,000.
Close behind him and also reaching the six-figure club include Shivan Abdine (124,800) and Haifeng Xue (121,000) who all battled for the lead throughout the final stages of play.
The combined Day 1 flights made for a presentable 494-player field. Of those players, there will be 206 players returning for Day 2 and will be vying for their share of the HKD$11,021,140 prize pool.
Some well-known players to take their seats throughout the day included recent APPT Seoul champion Chane Kampanatsanyakorn, 2013 WSOS ACOP gold bracelet winner Aaron Lim and reigning APPT Macau champion Alexandre Chieng. Unfortunately for these three, their day would be cut short.
Returning tomorrow will be a collection of notables including PokerStars Team Pros Raymond Wu (28,600) and Celina Lin (25,900), 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) who were all able to bag up various amounts of chips.
Day 2 is set to kick off at 3:00 p.m. local time on Friday as PokerNews will again be on the floor in the magnificent City of Dreams Macau!