Sam Trickett heads to Macau cash game, Ivey plays APPT

Sam Trickett heads to Macau cash game, Ivey plays APPT

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Macau is the place to be right now for high stakes poker action – not only is Tom Dwan playing the big game, with Guy LaLiberte rumoured and Sam Trickett confirmed to join him; Phil Ivey is building a stack in the PokerStars APPT.

The tournament began yesterday with 269 players entering the event, but one in particular had everybody’s attention. It is the first time that Phil Ivey has been seen at a live tournament since Black Friday. Sans Full Tilt patch, he flirted with the top of the leader board for a time but eventually finished nearer the bottom than the top with a stack of 51,200.

Leading the field is Shih Chieh Su, who turned his stack into 171,800. Day 1b plays out today, with the survivors joining the 155 who made it through Day 1a. Day 1b is up and running as we write with Terrance Chan and Joe Ebanks near the top of the counts.

Sam Trickett is headed to Macau, but not for the APPT – he Tweeted “off to Macau to get involved in Juicy cash games”. That’s right, juicy with a capital J. Among the big games running is a $5k/$10k PLO table – approximately £400/£800.

Keep an eye on Ivey's progress at PokerStars.

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Tags: Phil Ivey, Sam Trickett, Macau, APPT, high stakes, Tom Dwan, Durrrr, Guy Laliberte