Australia’s Daniel Laidlaw was one of the top performers on day 1B of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Macau HKD $25,000 buy-in Main Event at Starworld in Macau.
The day 1B field of 166 took the total amount of entries to 268. On offer for the tournament’s champion is a whopping HKD $1,913,200 (USD $246,625) and, after yesterday’s action, Singapore’s Fam Kai Yat is the best placed player to take it down.
With 100,675 in chips, Yat’s 100,675 stack is the only one in six figures. Japan’s Yu Kurita ended the day as the best placed female player on 41,075. Others to build a solid chip count included Sparrow Cheung (54,925), Nick Wong (56,525), Sebastian Clot (36,650), Adam Monaghan (36,450) and Antonio Martins (30,625).
After being KOed on day 1A, APT ambassador Joe Hachem return to the felt thanks to the repechage format and will return for day two holding a stack of 16,000. Celina Lin also survived but holds just 6525 in chips. Day 1B casualties included Martin Elliot, Roger Spets, Wally Sombero, Andrew Scott, Ben Abrahams and Conrad Coetzer.
APT Macau day 1B top 10 chip counts
1 Fam Kai Yat (Singapore) 100,675
2 Daniel Laidlaw (Australia) 91,050
3 Hung Tu Wang (Taiwan) 67,151
4 Zhou Yue Qing (China) 66,350
5 Choi Yun Lam (Hong Kong) 62,375
6 Zhang Ai Min (China) 60,850
7 Nick Wong (Hong Kong) 56,525
8 Xu Qin Wei (China) 55,375
9 Sparrow Cheung (Hong Kong) 54,925
10 Patrick Lik-Tung Lui (Hong Kong) 53,675