Overseas players dominate Day 1B at APPT Macau

Overseas players dominate Day 1B at APPT Macau

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Kristoffer Myhre holds the chip lead at the PokerStars Asian Pacific Poker Tour after a phenomenal run in Day 1b that saw him crack aces twice, running his stack to a staggering 183,400 – over 40,000 more than his nearest competitor and more than three times the average stack.

Chris Moneymaker looked like he’d be challenging after twice doubling up early in the day. His tournament took a turn for the worse after his AK ran into a pair of Kings though. The 2005 World Champion’s misery was compounded after an untimely three-barrel bluff ran into Kazakhstan’s Darkhan Botabayev’s flopped set.

Only 55 of 125 starters remained at the end of play. Pros to make an early exit included Andrew Chen, Raymond Rahme and Tae Joon Noh.

There was a strong international flavour to the proceedings with players from eight countries represented in the top ten chip counts.

Day 1C continues today.

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