Day 1 of the PokerStars Championship Macau HK$400,000 Super High Roller drew 62 unique players and the unlimited re-entry format inflated the event to 79 entries with players able to late reg until the start of play on Day 2. Leading the surviving field of 47 players is Michael Egan as the only player with a million plus in the bag.

Sam Greenwood leads the chase pack with 976,000 and is fresh off a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Championship Panama High Roller event for $223,149. Fedor Holz finished in the top of the counts and is looking for his first tournament cash since the Aussie Millions, where he finished third in the $100,000 Challenge and fifth in the Main Event.

Isaac Haxton finished in the top ten spots, but the only other Americans on the leader board are Nick Petrangelo and David Peters at the bottom of the counts. Philipp Gruissem, Steve O’Dwyer, Daniel Dvoress and Timothy Adams all advanced on to Day 2.

Six of the 17 re-entries in the event came from Ahadpour Khanghah of Iran and Yu Liang of China with three a piece, Jean-Noel Thorel and Vladimir Troyanovskiy each entered twice and seven other players fired a second bullet.

Day 2 kicks off at noon local time with players still able to register. Railbirds will have their eyes open for Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan, but no one knows for sure if they’ll show.

Top Ten Chip Counts

1. Michael Egan – 1,067,000
2. Sam Greenwood – 976,000
3. Yuan Li – 897,000
4. Daniel Neilson – 851,000
5. James En Ning Chen – 830,000
6. Dan Smith – 803,000
7. Fedor Holz – 790,000
8. Stevan Chew – 753,000
9. Isaac Haxton – 739,000
10. Behzad Ahadpour – 719,000