Cheong leads APT Macau Millions

Cheong leads APT Macau Millions

Friday, 19 April 2013

In the wake of the end of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Asia-Pacific tournament series, a select band of 17 poker professionals travelled to China in order to take part in the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Macau Millions event.

Kicking off yesterday following a $250,000 prize pool injection from the Genting Club, the likes of Sam Trickett, Philipp Gruissem, David Benefield and Andrew Robl were all shooting for the $1.3 million cash reward on offer.

By the time registration had closed, the mix of competing pros and wealthy businessmen had pushed the total prize pool to beyond three million dollars while the likes of Trickett, Robl and Gruissem subsequently hit the rail on the first day leaving Joseph Cheong atop the chip count.

Having recently finished second in the WSOP Asian-Pacific’s $50,000 buy-in high-roller event, Cheong bagged 738,000 chips to finish the first day of play day ahead of Thomas McDonald on 695,000 and Peter Chan with 688,000.

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Tags: Sam Trickett, Philipp Gruissem, Andrew Robl, Joseph Cheong, Philipp Gruissem, APT Macau Millions, WSOP Asia-Pacific