APPT Macau Day 1B Updates

Well, play has just finished for the day and the tourney staff and players are in the midst of bagging up the chips.

125 players ponied up the HK$40,000 for Day 1B with 65 players making it through to Day 2, but unfortunately the UK’s Paul ‘Pab’ Foltyn was not one of them – his Ace Three losing out the mighty Nine Four off-suit on the very last hand of the evening…

Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker failed to live up to his name this time around, his short-stacked shove with Ace Four running into the Pocket Queens of Kazakhstan’s Darkhan Botabayev just after play resumed after the day’s last break. Ironically it was Darkhan who had decimated Moneymaker’s stack just 30-minutes earlier after flopping a set holding Pocket Threes.

Chip leader for the Day is Norway’s Kristoffer Myhre who finished on 183,400 after cracking Pocket Aces twice, eliminating Team PokerStars Asian Pro Tae Joon Noh in the process the second time around.

Unless someone runs ultra-hot tomorrow Myhre will go through to Day Two as chip leader as he’s ahead of the USA’s Brandon Demes (Day 1A chip leader). Denmark’s Peter Nielson is currently second on 141,500, Holland’s Roel Pijpers in third on 125,500.

They will be joining the Hit Squad’s Karl Mahrenholz who made through Day 1A.

It looks like I’ve managed to arrange an interview with 2005 WSOP Main Event Champ Joe Hachem for tomorrow so I’ll let you know how that goes.

Right, after watching people play poker all day I’m off to play some poker myself. Fingers crossed…

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