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Asia Pacific Poker Tour -- Macau Main Event Attracts 342

Day 2 Welcomes Back 160 Players and a Champion Will Be Crowned May 23

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David SteickeThe third day-one flight at the PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau $40,000 HKD ($5,160 US) no-limit hold’em main event attracted 170 new players in China and grew the final size of the field to 342 players. This puts the total size of the prize pool at $12,730,608 HKD (approximately $1.63 million US) and the winner will walk away with $3,246,200 HKD. Players from 44 countries entered the event and all six inhabited continents in the world are represented. Australia has the most contestants with 42 and that is followed by 37 players from the U.S. and 26 players from Hong Kong.

Day 2 will welcome back 160 players and the money bubble will burst when 40 players remain. The tournament is scheduled to play for three more days and a winner will be crowned on May 23. The chip leader heading into day 2 is Darren Judges with 173,800 and he is joined in the top three by Henrik Gwinner with 140,700, and David Steicke (pictured above right), who holds 124,950. Other notable players that are still in the hunt include Team PokerStars Asia members Raymond Wu and Celina Lin, Team PokerStars Australia members Tony Hachem and Eric Assadourian, and Team PokerStars pro Marcel Luske, along with poker professional Nam Le.

Here is a look at the tournament statistics from APPT Macau:

Top 10 Chip Counts:

Darren Judges — 173,800
Henrik Gwinner — 140,700
David Steicke — 124,950
Jun Wei Liu — 124,475
Ramon Demon Cserei — 118,250
Ralf Westphal — 115,000
Brendon Rubie — 114,375
Alexandre Chieng — 113,100
Yong Hyun Yoo — 101,025
Timothy Cherep — 97,775

Payout Structure:

1: $3,246,200
2: $2,088,000
3: $1,177,600
4: $891,000
5: $700,000
6: $572,900
7: $445,600
8: $350,100
9: $254,608
10-12: $178,200
13-16: $140,000
17-20: $108,200
21-24: $89,100
25-32: $76,400
33-40: $63,700

Country Breakdown:

Australia — 42
United States — 37
Hong Kong — 26
Singapore — 20
Taiwan — 20
United Kingdom — 20
China — 19
Korea — 16
Canada — 14
France — 13
Germany — 13
Japan — 10
Philippines — 10
Sweden — 9
Denmark — 7
Netherlands — 7
Russia — 7
Macau — 4
Malaysia — 4
Mongolia — 4
Norway — 4
Argentina — 3
Finland — 3
South Africa — 3
Thailand — 3
Costa Rica — 2
Greece — 2
New Zealand — 2
Romania — 2
Venezuela — 2
14 countries with 1