Phil Ivey In Action At APPT Macau

Phil Ivey In Action At APPT MacauThe 2011 APPT Macau is underway at the world’s biggest gambling destination of Macau in China.
The series of tournaments is taking place at the Casino Grand Lisboa between 23rd and 27th November, with the HKD30,000 (US$3,850) Main Event having started today.
Adding extra glitz to the series is the appearance of Phil Ivey, who has been missing in action both online and live since Black Friday in the US.
Ivey entered Day 1a of the Main Event, albeit a little late as apparently the tournament had reached Level 2 by the time Ivey took his seat at the table.
Immediately, Phil Ivey’s presence created a buzz of excitement around the hall from both the media and players alike. However, Ivey was allowed to just play his game undisturbed and before long it was business as usual as he donned his headphones and began to rifle the stack of chips in front of him.
Starting with 30,000 in chips, Ivey got involved in plenty of pots and at one stage grew his stack to 95,000 before dropping back down to 51,200 by the end of play. Ivey will be back in action again on Friday for Day 2.
In addition to the poker tournaments currently taking place in Macau, the enclave has now become famed for its high stakes cash games involving affluent Chinese businessmen. There is no doubt that Ivey also has his sights set on these juicy cash games and his name is already listed on a board for players interested in playing 300/600 NL ($30k-No Max) games.
Looks like things are starting to get interesting in Macau and we will endeavour to bring you the results and details of the action as it hots up.
In the meantime, other pros and celebrities spotted at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau include Tom Dwan, Guy Laliberté, Johnny Chan, John Juanda, Patrik Antonius  and “GARFIELD25.”
Also, UK top tournament money winner Sam Trickett wrote on his twitter account a few days ago:
“Home for a few days,then off to Macau to get involved in Juicy cash games.”

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