Tournament director Lloyd Fontillas has put up the prize pool information on the televsision screens scattered throughout the room.
With a total of 227 players combined after the first two days, the prize pool is set at US $550,475.
27 players get paid, with the champion receiving US $176,700 in prize money. Players who finish between 19 to 27 receive US $5,500 for their efforts.
In addition, the top three players will receive seats to APT Macau 2010 worth US $4,500.