Day 1a of PokerStars APPT Macau event saw a starting field of 119 players. Only 60 of them made it through to Day 2. So far the tournament has been dominated by PokerStars and its players and online qualifiers. Not less than 13 PokerStars online qualifiers and 10 PokerStars Macau satellite winners will play Day 2 of the tournament.
In the lead after Day 1a is the PokerStars player Brandon Demes from USA. He will bring 102,200 chips with him to Day 2 of the tournament. In second place is PokerStars online qualifier David Steicke from Hong Kong with 82,300. Steicke is not a newbie in APPT Macau as he has won approximately $200,000 in the 2 previous seasons. In third place we find PokerStars satellite winner Jicheng Su from China with 82,000 chips.