One flight down and we’re back again for Day 1b of the APPT9 Macau Main Event.
The poker room is already alive here with a Main Event turbo satellite running and today’s new group of players wandering in to take their seats.
Players will be chasing China’s Zhifeng Yao who made a late charge yesterday to emerge as the Day 1a chip leader. Yao bagged up 174,700 in chips at the conclusion of play, just ahead of fellow countryman Xiaohua Fu with 172,200.
With the prospect of a bigger field today, we’re also promised some notable names in the pack. Team PokerStars Pros Bryan Huang, Celina Lin and Vivian Im have all confirmed their attendance, as has PokerStars Team Online Randy Lew. We’ll be watching closely to see if they can run up a stack and make a deep run this week in Macau.
PokerStars LIVE Macau’s Fred Leung has just announced a one-minute call for the start of play here so we’re only moments away from another exciting day of poker action. Stay with us here at the PokerStarsBlog for all the feature stories from Macau, and be sure to follow the live reporting at the top of the APPT9 Macau page. Don’t forget you can also join in on Twitter using the hashtag #APPTMacau, and check out the interview with APPT President Danny McDonagh below.