APT Macau Main Event

Welcome to Day 1b

Welcome back to the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino here in glorious Macau for Day 1b of the 2008 Asian Poker Tour Macau Main Event!

Yesterday we saw 103 starters hit the felt with 23 surviving the day; however we are expecting a much larger field today, with many players just stepping off the plane and satellites running into the wee hours last night.

Plenty of big name professionals and Asian poker identities are still expected to hit the felt, so there is sure to be plenty of action today.

Later on this evening a high-stakes cash game with a HK$1,000,000 minimum buy-in will also kick off and will involve some of the biggest names in poker, led by Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan who were both casualties of Day 1a action. We'll attempt to bring you updates and highlights from this cash game once it gets underway.

Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all of the live coverage as it happens from the tournament floor. Play commences at 12 p.m. local time which is about an hour from now. We look forward to your company then!