While Mark Vos was also in attendance today, and although he managed to find himself on the right end of AA vs. KK a couple of times, he never really got things going until the late stages. In the end, Vos ended with around $70k in chips and will be looking forward to a deep run deep here in Sydney.
Not as well-endowed in the chips department, Team PokerStars Pro's Lee Nelson and 2007 APPT Macau High Roller champ Eric Assadourian were still among the 83-odd players who survived the day.
They'll join the 46 Day 1b survivors returning Friday to play out Day 2, but PL.com and a whole new crop of Day 1 Grand Finalists will hit the Star City felt tomorrow beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sydney time.
Although it's beginning to feel a lot like Groundhog Day Down Under, with the biggest name in Australian poker in Team PokerStars Pro Joe Hachem on the roster for Day 1c tomorrow and 2008 WSOP Main Event champ Peter Eastgate, APPT Season 2 title holders Van Marcus, Edward Sabat, Yoshihiro Tasaka and Daniel Craker joining him, it'll definitely be worth the price of admission.
Especially considering there is none.