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NAPT Los Angeles: Day 2 levels 14-16 live updates

11:16pm: Night nightThe clock has ticked down to zero and the chip are falling in the bags. We'll have a wrap up and chip counts in a bit.10:53: Say hello to your new chip leaderAmidst the carnage that followed the bubble, Jimmie Guinther has emerged as the new tournament chip leader with 830,000. 1...more

by Brad Willis on November 15, 2010 7:39 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Day 2 Levels 12-13 live updates

3:45pm: Players on breakLevel 11 has come to a close. Players are off to break. We'll be closing out this update post and starting a new one on the homepage in a matter of minutes.3.30pm: Middleton back at the topTom Middleton is back in charge of this tournament with a stack of close to 450,000. He...more

by Brad Willis on November 15, 2010 2:49 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Day 2 levels 10-11 live updates

3:45pm: Players on breakLevel 11 has come to a close. Players are off to break. We'll be closing out this update post and starting a new one on the homepage in a matter of minutes.3.30pm: Middleton back at the topTom Middleton is back in charge of this tournament with a stack of close to 450,000. He...more

by Brad Willis on November 15, 2010 12:06 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Day 2 introduction and seat draw

This morning, the breakfast buffet at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, served cantaloupe and pineapple in chunks, rather than the slices it had offered on the previous two days. It's a largely irrelevant observation, banal even, but it allows us to say that today's poker (much like that c...more

by Brad Willis on November 14, 2010 10:49 PM

NAPT Los Angeles: Fredriksen floats to the top of Day 1B pack

There's a reason people live here. A reason that nearly ten million souls crowd the freeways, boulevards, and hillsides of Los Angeles County. Some come seeking stardom, others chasing a different sort of California dream. They breathe in the smog, fight the traffic, pay $7 for valet parking, brace ...more

by Brad Willis on November 14, 2010 7:38 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Day 1B levels 5-9 live updates

11:12pm: Day 1B completeDay 1B is now over. We're nailing down the chip leaders right now and will have a full wrap-up in just a bit. 10:39pm: Negreanu has heartWith a limp in front of him, Daniel Negreanu made it 3,700 to play. He got calls in both the big blind and from the limper. On a [9h...more

by Brad Willis on November 14, 2010 7:25 AM

NAPT Los Angeles Day 1B levels 1-4 live updates

5:27: Break timePlayers are on a 15-minute break. We'll be closing out this post and moving on to a fresh one to start Level 5. You'll find that on the top of the home page in just a few minutes.5:20pm: Too Little too lateMarkus Gonsalves opened for a 700 raise and was met with a three-bet to 2,000...more

by Brad Willis on November 14, 2010 2:03 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Day 1b (The B is for bigger)

The people who have done this kind of tournament directing before have a mental barometer for how these tournaments work. Said barometers are now pointing toward "bigger," as in, bigger than yesterday, bigger than the last tournament, bigger than expected. Oh, there are good reasons for it. Today is...more

by Brad Willis on November 14, 2010 1:47 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Leves 5-9 live updates

11.20pm: DoneDay 1A of NAPT Los Angeles is over. Nicholas Gripo is the chip leader with 235,100, marginally ahead of Thomas Middleton, whose quads in the last few hands took a huge chunk out of Matt Woodward.11:10pm: Middleton's quads decimate WoodwardWe only saw this one on the river, but it was QU...more

by Brad Willis on November 13, 2010 8:02 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Grippo squeezing chip lead on Day 1a

It's a well-worn story that has the starry-eyed optimist make his or her way across the western United States to a city that can turn simple copywriters into the world's biggest stars. It is, too, a long-told tale that has those hopefuls doing little more than turning into the city's best baristas. ...more

by Brad Willis on November 13, 2010 8:00 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Levels 1-4 live updates (150-300)

5.30pm: Level doneThat's the end of level four, and players are heading away for a 15 minute break.5.15pm: Annette tackles the big stackIt'll take more than a 140,000 chip stack to frighten Annette Obrestad, and she just demonstrated her willingness to tangle with the tournament chip leader, John P...more

by Brad Willis on November 13, 2010 1:29 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Welcome to the City of Angels

If ever there was a city designed to host a poker tournament, it is Los Angeles, California. Ever since movie moguls descended on this particular wandering sprawl sometime in the 1920s, more wannabes have landed here with a dream than perhaps any other city in the world. For a lucky and talented few...more

by Brad Willis on November 12, 2010 9:07 PM

PokerStars.net announces NAPT Los Angeles event

After three successful events already this season, the North American Poker Tour has added another stop: we're heading to Los Angeles!The famous Bicycle Casino will host the event, scheduled for November 12-17. That leaves plenty of time for you to make plans and try to win your seat for much less t...more

by Simon Young on June 15, 2010 5:09 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout: Jason Mercier notches another win

by Brad Willis and Change100Jason Mercier is a winner.If that seems too obvious a statement, we only point it out because it happens so often, we're afraid we're caught in a recurring dream sequence in which Mercier stands there with a trophy and a big smile on his face. It's not a bad dream, but we...more

by Brad Willis on April 14, 2010 4:45 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout: Levels 7 & 8 updates (3,000-6,000, 1,000 a

Mercier defeats Stein for NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout titleTwo hands after that last sickening hand, Stein was out. He doubled once to 40,000, and then lost on the next hand when he couldn't make 9♥3♥ beat Mercier's T♠6♣.Jason Mercier's published winnings including bounties,a $25,000 se...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 14, 2010 4:15 AM
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