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Macau Millions breaks record

ps_news_thn.jpgby Fred Leung
PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa made history yesterday as the Macau Millions smashed the all-time record for player field size in an Asia poker tournament.

Day 1E had 209 players and brought the total field size to 741 to eclipse the Asia record of 679 previously held by the PokerStars.net Filipino Poker Tour at the Metro Card Club.

With the record now secure the focus shifts to crowning a champion who will win HKD $275,000 in prize money. The total prize pool is HKD $1,467,180.

Today's Day 2 final will see 54 players hoping to grab the top prize and PokerStars player Jimmy 'King' Ng from Hong Kong is best positioned with a chip-leading 355,000. Ng won't have an easy time as the top half of the remaining field is loaded with Team PokerStars Pros and title winners.

If the Macau Millions title wasn't enough, today's final has a high likelihood of changing the Asia Player of the Year (APOY) Leaderboard as four of the top 20 players made it to Day 2 and all of them are well above the average stack of 136,000.

The impressive list includes Team PokerStars Pros Raymond Wu (196,000 chips) and Bryan Huang (226,000), who ranked first and second respectively; PokerStars sponsored Victor Chen from Taipei (166.500) ranked 11th; and Filipino Vic Catalan (162,000) ranked 13th.

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Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu

Final day chip counts
Jimmy Ng Hong Kong PokerStars Player 355000
Lei Lond Ng Macau 321000
Carlos Chang Taipei PokerStars Qualifier 313500
Chi Keung Lau Hong Kong 273500
Chanoh Jun Korea 254500
Raiden Kan Malaysia PokerStars Qualifier 244500
Bryan Huang Singapore Team PokerStars PRO: Asia 226000
Bo Yang China 210000
Jun Wei Liu China 204500
Raymond Wu Taipei Team PokerStars PRO: Asia 196000
Jonathan Azoulay France 193000
Xiao Long Pan China 187000
Alex Leung Hong Kong 181000
Alex Loon Singapore PokerStars Player 176500
Jia Yong Pan Australia 176500
Sergey Lenyuk Russia 173000
Devan Tang Hong Kong Pokerstars Sponsored Player 172000
Victor Chen Taipei Pokerstars Sponsored Player 166500
Vic Catalan Philippines 162000
Richard Hu China 156000
Adrian Lewis Hong Kong 152000
Tom Chou USA 149500
Budi Hartono Indonesia 140000
Xiuming Huang Australia 139500
Jin Hua Li China 139000
Wai Hong Wong Malaysia 138500
Un Man Ao Ieong Macau 133000
Gary Lai Canada 125000
Takeshi Shioji Japan 114000
Justin Chan Hong Kong 110000
Markus Garberg Norway 106500
Jason Coe USA 106000
Cheung Wai Wong Hong Kong 104500
Neng Che Hong Kong 103500
Kai Sheng Yang USA 103000
Kevin Tapley Hong Kong 101500
Il Hyun Yoon Korea 100500
Yosuke Isobe Japan 97500
Jun Chen China 94500
Hiu Yin Cheuk Hong Kong 76500
Tat Yui Wong Hong Kong 68500
Wai Bing Yiu Hong Kong 67000
Damien Kerneis France 66000
Youcef Zalagh France 59000
Chi Keong Kuan Macau 54000
Ryan Chong Malaysia 53500
Jimmy Tanto Hong Kong 53500
Barry Chang Taipei 49500
Hyun Joo Yum Korea 39500
Lawrence Lam Netherlands PokerStars Player 38500
Qifeng Liang China 37000
Harold Tsakmaklis Macau 29500
Naoya Muto Japan 27000
Yuan-cheng Shu Taipei 25000

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