Australian Julian Powell finished Day 1B of the Main Event of the 2013 Asian Poker Tour(APT) Macau in chip lead as a final group of 93 made their way to Day 2. Hosted at the Star World Casino, Powell accumulated 93,425 chips which gave him Day 1b lead but he was still behind Day 1a chip leader Duy Ho. Powell will be fourth in chip stack as Day 2 starts in a couple of hours behind third place Phong Nguyen and second placed Xiao ‘Cheryl’ Peng.
Ho is in pole position with a stack of 153,250 chips while the Canadian Peng has 114,050 chips. Others who made the cut included Chinese poker player Wang Jun Jie with 85,625 chips, Malaysia’s Marcus Lau with 81,825 chips and Sparrow Cheung with 73,475 chips.
Some notable poker players who failed to make Day 2 of the APT Macau included reigning APT Player of the Year Sam Razavi and Jay Tan. A total of 193 poker players entered the tournament, 86 on Day 1a and 107 on Day 1b. Owing to the good player turnout, the 2013 APT main event boasts of a HK $ 4.4 Million prize pool.