APOC Main Event Day 1 – Young Early Leader

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The PokerStars Asia Championship of Poker Main Event kicked off yesterday just a day after Steve O’Dwyer took down the biggest score of his career in the ACOP Super High Roller. The event was once again being held in the Poker Stars LIVE Macau and it once again brought us plenty of top quality action to catch up on.

It brought in 286 players that were happy to purchase a seat in the event for $13,000 and finished after seven levels of action with Rory Young topping the 175 survivors with a chip count of 150,100. He is leading the likes of Jian Yang, Dan Colman, Joseph Cheong and Conor Drinan in the top ten and will be delighted with how Day 1 went for him.

Further back is another batch of big names that have progressed, with the likes of Jack Salter, Dan Smith and PokerStars Team Pros Bertrand Grospellier, Dimitar Danchev, Eugene Katchalov and Jonathan Duhamel or doing more than enough.

Team PokerStars did lose a few of their players on Day 1 though as Liv Boeree, Randy Lew, Ike Haxton and Vivian Im were all sent to the rail alongside other notable pros such as Olivier Busquet. They will now have to start planning for their next event on the poker calendar or perhaps take in some of the well known Macau cash games.

Each of the remaining players will now be hoping to progress even further by having a good performance on Day 2. The prize pool information will also be made available on Day 2 so that we can discover just how many players will be getting paid and what the winner will be taking home along with the title.We will bring you a report on that action once it has finished up for the day.

Day 1 Top Chip Counts

1st) Rory Young – 150,100

2nd) Jian Yang – 147,600

3rd) Dong Guo – 120,400

4th) Daniel Colman – 102,900

5th) Anson Yan Shing Tsang – 101,600

6th) Connor Drinan – 99,000

7th) Dmitry Kataev – 98,500

8th) Pakinai Lisawad – 97,000

9th) Julius Collman – 95,300

10th) Joseph Cheong – 94,300