2014 Macau Millions: Closing in

Late registration for Day 1E is closed. The massive registration line that invaded multiple parts of the casino is now gone.


The Day 1E line earlier today

The total number of entries for Day 1E came in at 457 entrants. That's more than Day 1A, 1B and 1C combined and since we're playing down to 7 percent, only 32 will survive.

Pending any repeat Day 1 survivors, our Day 2 field will increase to 85 players. With such a massive number of players, someone might even be able to catch up with Tai Tan and his whopping 364,500.


Tai Tan and his Day 1B lead

Tai Tan's Day 1B flight only had 157 players but Tan won a massive hand to end the day and no one has been able to catch up with him since. Ruan Zhaojun came close yesterday but fell short with 328,500.

That might change today.

The field is large.

With today's flight, the total number of entries for the 2014 Macau Millions rose to 1,222, just 110 short of the record. It's a sure thing the tournament will get more than 100 players and there's a pretty good chance the number of entries will surpass 450. But can it pass 500, 550, 600?

Last Macau Millions approximately 60 percent of the field only played one day.

The last day.

Staff and players are gearing up for what'll possibly the largest day in PokerStars LIVE history.

After tomorrow, we'll also have narrowed down the list of potential champions down to about 100 players.

Aside from the coveted Macau Millions trophy, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong dollars, our eventual champion will have bragging rights to say that they won the largest poker tournament ever held in Asia.

Last time the Macau Millions was held, the champion even went on to win Asia Player of the Year.


Shaq Lin after winning the 2011 Macau Millions

The first hurdle is clearing a Day 1, which happens fairly quickly. The 457 entries have been beaten down to just 210 players and most Day 1s have ended in about seven hours.

Stay tuned as the field continues to shrink and the stacks continue to rise.

Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.