APPT Sydney: Cards are in the air on 1B

Players are catching the last rays of sunshine on another sensational day Sydney day prior to taking their seats for day 1B of APPT Grand Final.

Already 46 players have qualified for Friday’s day 2, but a much bigger field than yesterday’s start list of 108 will be aiming to survive the seven 75-minute levels scheduled for today in the poker room at Star City Casino.


Sorry guys, time to take your seats.

New Zealander Phil Wilcox stole the show yesterday and is sitting in the clubhouse with a very healthy chip stack of a little under 130,000 in chips. With a few more starters today we can expect that figure of 108 to be overtaken.

The big names are certainly out in force today, headlined by defending champion and PokerStars Sponsored player Grant Levy, Team PokerStars Pros Lee “Final Table” Nelson, Gavin Griffin and Raymond Rahme.


Team PokerStars Pro Lee Nelson.

Other PokerStars Sponsored players in action today are local Eric Assadourian and Ivan Tan.
Four-time WSOP bracelet winner John Juanda, APPT Macau High Roller runner-up Andrew Scott, 2007 APPT Grand Final fifth-place finisher Jai kemp and another huge batch of top Aussie pros and qualifiers.

The order to shuffle up and deal has just been delivered by 2008 WSOP main event winner Peter Eastgate (we’ll be chatting with the champ a little later today), and the cards are in the air! Structure for today’s play is:

Level 1: 50/100
Level 2: 100/200
Level 3: 100/200 (25 ante)
Level 4: 150/300 (25 ante)
Level 5: 200/400 (25 ante)
Level 6: 250/500 (50 ante)
Level 7: 300/600 (75 ante)

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