August 26, 2021

Another 125 players sat down for the second of three day ones, yesterday at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour- Macau main event, presented by, but by the end of the day only 55 of them needed bags, as the other 70 had already been sent to the cruel, dark, non-playing rail.

Among the list of 55 surviving players are numerous familiar names including Van Marcus, Casey Kastle and Denmark's Peter Nielsen, who ended the day second in chips but still more than 40,000 behind the Day 1b front runner Kristoffer Myhre, who completed his first session with a whopping 183,400 in tournament checks.

Other well known players that competed yesterday include Raymond Rahme, Andrew Chen and WSOP Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker, though none of these three were fortunate enough to still be seated by the end of their first day.

Day 1c of the APPT Macau- the last of the three day ones- begins tomorrow and is expected to attract at least another 150 runners, bringing the total for this event to around 375 players and creating an estimated total prize pool of around $1,900,000.  Overall not too shabby, especially considering this is the second major big buy-in tournament in Macau, in as many weeks.

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Story by Mark Anderson

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