APPT Cebu: The morning after the night before
The morning after the night before. The feeling around the breakfast buffet this morning was definitely one of lethargy following an amazing beach party last night here at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort in Cebu. Hundreds of people filled the beach and enjoyed some of the best food around, free drinks all evening, fireworks and live entertainment until the last call bell was rung in the wee hours of the morning.
A serve of fresh eggs and bacon and a morning dip in the pool should cure the worst of hangovers, and mercifully today's start time has been pushed back to 1:00pm local time. This was designed to accommodate any last minute arrivals on a flight from Hong Kong to ensure everyone has a chance to be a part of the APPT Cebu Main Event.
75 players will be able to enjoy a sleep in today after they entered yesterday's opening flight, with 37 set to return for Day 2 on Sunday. However we should see a far greater number turn out for Day 1b of play today. The field will feature all of the Team PokerStars Pros - Joe and Tony Hachem, Raymond Wu, Bryan Huang and the queen of poker in Asia, Celina Lin. We'll also see 2009 APPT Sydney champ Aaron Benton, 2010 ANZPT Adelaide champ Rennie Carnevale and many of the region's finest poker talents.
Stay locked into the PokerStars Blog throughout the day for all your live updates from the tournament floor as we kick off at 1:00pm local time (GMT+8)