APPT Sydney 2007: Day 1 Flight 1 Complete

Day 1, Flight 1 of the inaugural APPT Grand Final in Sydney has concluded, with a quiet and tentative final 15 minutes of play.

30 players remained on a day claiming several of the event's feature players including 2003 and 2004 World Champions Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer. Flight 1 also saw the exit of this year's WSOP finalist, Team PokerStars' Raymond Rahme, who held the chip lead for a large part of the day before having his pocket rockets cracked on the "heaviest" table in the venue - Table 13, where 4 of the chip leaders did battle for numerous blind levels.

More action is anticipated tomorrow, with plenty of online qualifiers competing on Day 1, Flight 2. In the presence of the lesser known players, will be highly credentialed pros including Team PokerStars' Lee Nelson and the very entertaining and popular former World Champion Scotty Nguyen.

At the current rate of elimination, Day 2 (Saturday) is shaping up to consist of about 100 runners.

Day 1, Flight 1 Final Chip Count:

  1. Davoud Khajeh 297,600
  2. Jason Lien 278,200
  3. TerrenceChan 253,200
  4. Lei He 241,100
  5. Michael Zowie 228,100
  6. Joseph Loruzzo 194,200
  7. Grant Levy 173,000
  8. Karib Karib 155,400
  9. John Donahue 145,200
  10. Luigi Apreda 130,800
  11. Tony Dunst 108,200
  12. Vijayan Nagarajan 108,000
  13. John Matwey 97,300
  14. David St Eloi 93,300
  15. Trudi Sultana 85,700
  16. David Foldy 85,100
  17. Chris Pisani 83,400
  18. Mark Ericksen 81,900
  19. Michael Frydman 79,700
  20. Mitchell Price 77,100
  21. Uzziah Thomas 75,000
  22. Patrick Fletcher 55,900
  23. John Colwell 53,200
  24. Angelo Scicchitano 42,300
  25. Mark Wong 41,800
  26. Ziv Bachar 41,600
  27. Henry Sun 41,500
  28. Trong Son Dao 28,100
  29. Vincent Green Gibson 17,600
  30. Vera Milinkovic 11,200

Brad Willis
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