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Team PokerStars Pro Mercier follows Selbst to defend his Mohegan Sun title

Double double. Repeat repeat. Double double. Repeat repeat. If I hadn't seen this with my own eyes, I would never have believed it. But after Vanessa Selbst successfully defended her NAPT Mohegan Sun title yesterday, her Team PokerStars Pro colleague Jason Mercier has just defended his High Roller ...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 15, 2011 2:49 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout Final: Live updates (2,000-4,000-500)

8:50pm: Double-double! Jason Mercier repeats as NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout championDuring the dinner break, several of us speculated as to the real, concrete, mathematical odds of not one, but TWO champions repeating here at Mohegan Sun. Whatever they were (help us, math people), Jason Mercie...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 15, 2011 2:30 AM

Vanessa Selbst wins back-to-back NAPT Mohegan Sun titles

Vanessa Selbst has won NAPT Mohegan Sun. Vanessa Selbst has won NAPT Mohegan Sun. You read it twice because it has happened twice. Really, she has done it again.This time last year, the Team PokerStars Pro from Brooklyn, New York, bested a field of 716 to win $750,000 and her first NAPT Mohegan Sun ...more

by Howard Swains on April 14, 2011 4:22 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun Final Table: Levels 27-30 updates (60,000-120,000-10,000)

10:31pm: Selbst secures second NAPT title, Dan Shak eliminated in second placePop the champagne corks, poker fans--Vanessa Selbst has done it. Back-to-back NAPT Mohegan Sun titles. On the second hand after we returned from the break, Dan Shak limped in on the button and Vanessa Selbst checked her op...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 14, 2011 4:06 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun Final Table: Levels 24-26 updates (25,000-50,000-5,000)

4:15pm: Joe Tehan eliminatedOn the last hand before break, Joe Tehan got it all in with K♦6♠ and ran directly into Thomas Hoglund's 8♣8♦. The board was no help for Tehan and he went out in sixth place for $70,000. Hoglund ended that hand with 1,590,000. Joe Tehan eliminated from NAPT Mohegan...more

by Brad Willis on April 13, 2011 9:26 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Kenney looks to deny Selbst, Tehan second titles

Tyler Kenney couldn't play NAPT Mohegan Sun last year. At just 20 years old, he would've been kicked out the moment anyone looked at his drivers license. Now 21, he's woken up every morning, drank a Vitamin Water, and sat down to play poker with the singular focus of making the final table. It's ser...more

by Brad Willis on April 13, 2011 1:54 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 4, levels 19-24 updates (15,000-30,000-3,000)

7:45pm: Corey Hochman busts in 9th, final table setDown to around 300,000, Corey Hochman open-shoved from middle position and after asking for a count, Vincent Rubianes re-shoved from the small blind. Steve O'Dwyer folded his big blind and the cards went on their backs. Hochman Q♥T♥Rubianes [A...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 13, 2011 12:51 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Seeking second title, Selbst vaults to the chip lead

If you have a sense of deja vu, you're not alone. One year and two days ago, Vanessa Selbst ended Day 3 of the NAPT Mohegan Sun with the chip lead. 48 hours later, she went on to win the tournament. This year, it looks like we're doing it all over again as Selbst is once again atop the Day 3 leaderb...more

by Brad Willis on April 12, 2011 12:34 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 3, levels 17-19 (5,000-10,000-1,000)

6:36pm: Selbst ends day with chip leadLast year's NAPT Mohegan Sun champion has ended Day 3 with the chip lead after a massive hand against Vincent Rubianes. It began when Olivier Busquet came in for a raise to 21,000. Rubianes made it 51,000 to play. With the button, Selbst bumped it up to 109,000....more

by Brad Willis on April 11, 2011 11:58 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 3, level 15-16 updates (2,000-4,000-400)

2.24pm: It's not for everyoneIt might seem as though the secret to tournament success is shoving hard pre-flop with filth, running into big pairs and cracking them. Just ask Vanessa Selbst. But like a government road safety video, I'm here to advise against such a reckless approach, and cite David W...more

by Brad Willis on April 11, 2011 11:54 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: A tale of two Aarons

If you made a spreadsheet of the NAPT Mohegan Sun players going to Day 3 and sorted it by first name, you would find two Aarons. Sort the page by chip count and look at the top two spots. Guess what? Yep. Both Aarons. If you're not familiar with the name Aaron Overton as its applies to the poker wo...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 11, 2011 2:31 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 2, levels 13-14 (1,500-3,000-300)

8:55pm: That's all, folksThe board shows 74 players remaining, all of whom are bagging and tagging their chips (and putting in last-minute orders for Bobby Flay burgers). Aaron Overton is the far and away chip leader with nearly 600,000-- over 200,000 more than his closest competitor. We'll have a f...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 11, 2011 2:13 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 2, levels 11-12 updates (1,000-2,000-200)

5.50pm: Level overIt is. We're going into level 13. -- HS5:39pm: DeBora (more than) doublesGreg DeBora is not the type of guy who goes away easily. When he finished yesterday, it was at his peak for the day. He hadn't done much throughout this afternoon until just now. Facing a raise and call in fro...more

by Brad Willis on April 10, 2011 11:27 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 2, levels 9-10 updates (600-1,200-100)

2:56pm: Level endsThe players are now on a 15-minute break. We'll be closing out this post and moving on to a new one. Join us there. --BW2:50pm: Mercier (inexplicably) losesI was in the middle of watching a hand with Vanessa Selbst when one of the floor guys (thanks again, Peter) pulled me over to ...more

by Brad Willis on April 10, 2011 8:05 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Chris Tryba takes charge at end of day one

Chris Tryba leads after day one of NAPT Mohegan Sun, a day on which 387 players came to Uncasville, Connecticut, parted with $5,000 for a seat in the game, and looked to battle through eight one-hour levels to keep dreams alive of a $450,000 payday. Only about 230 managed it, which meant more than 1...more

by Brad Willis on April 10, 2011 2:28 AM
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