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NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout: Levels 4 & 5 updates (2,000-4,000, 500 ant

7:42pm: Dinner breakPlayers are now on dinner break until 9pm ET. Here are the heads-up chip countsSam Stein: 426,000Jason Mercier: 449,0007:36pm: Stein folds to the four-betJason Mercier raised to 10,000 from the button and Sam Stein called from the big blind. All hell broke loose (well, kind of) o...more

by Brad Willis on April 14, 2010 2:20 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout: Level 5 & 6 updates (2,000-4,000-500)

5:15pm: And sometimes they have itOur final three players are known for their ruthless aggression and ability to run without the ball, but sometimes they actually have a hand.Samm Stein came in for a raise to 7,900 and Jason Mercier called. The 4♥[Q♥A♣ flop drew a 9,300 bet from Stein. Mercier...more

by Brad Willis on April 14, 2010 2:18 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout: Level 1 & 2 updates (600-1,200-100)

2:50pm: Jaka folds to Stein's shoveEver the aggressor, Faraz Jaka raised to 3,700 only to have Sam Stein play back at him with a reraise to 10,800. Jaka called and they saw a A♣T♠6♣ flop. Stein check-called a 15,000 bet from Jaka. The turn was the 2♥ and Stein checked again. Jaka bet 38,000 ...more

by Brad Willis on April 14, 2010 2:12 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: A loaded final table in the Bounty Shootout

Twenty-five thousand, six hundred dollars. For some, it's a year's salary, for others, a down payment on a nice house in the suburbs. $25,600 could buy you a fully loaded Honda Accord or cover the cost of tuition for one year at some universities. However, for most of this crowd, it's less than one ...more

by Brad Willis on April 13, 2010 1:25 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout: Levels 4 & 5 updates (400-800, 100 ante)

7:39pm: Jetten eliminated; Vazquez advances to finalsPeter Jenn came in for a raise to 2,600, Luis Vazquez raised to 8,200, and Jetten called. On a flop of 2♥Q♦A♣, Vazquez checked, Jetten bet 9,000, and Vazquez called. The turn, 9♠, went check-check. The 3♦ river should've changed nothing,...more

by Brad Willis on April 13, 2010 1:15 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout: Level 2-3 updates (300-600, 75 ante)

Level overIt is. Back in 15 minutes.4:35pm: Stein avoids grossness; William Reynolds gone On a flop of K♥8♥6♦, Sam Stein flopped two pair with K♣8♣, which was sort of sick for William Reynolds who check-raised with A♥K♠. They got it all in and Reynolds winced. Scott Seiver walked by an...more

by Brad Willis on April 13, 2010 1:10 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout: Level 1 updates

2:01pm: Break timePlayers are now on a 15-minute break.2.05pm: The Vasquez chargeLuis Vasquez is our first $10,000 man as he has just picked up his second bounty of this tournament and eliminated Curt Kohlberg.This is one of those hands that was fairly standard pre-flop but then went nuts after thre...more

by Brad Willis on April 13, 2010 1:07 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Selbst slays final table to snag $750,000

by Howard SwainsLate last night, our plans for the penultimate day, NAPT Mohegan Sun report were left in tatters by the final hand played at the tables. Despite seven hours of competition that were all about the dominance of Vanessa Selbst, Mike Beasley inched into the chip lead going into today's f...more

by Brad Willis on April 11, 2010 11:37 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 5, level 29 live updates (50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante)

5:55pm: Vanessa Selbst wins NAPT Mohegan SunOn the seventh hand of heads up play, Vanessa Selbst came in for a raise to 200,000, Mike Beasley moved all-in with Q♥T♠, and and Selbst snap-called with A♥8♠The board ran out 3♦6♣K♦7♣8♣. Selbst claimed the NAPT title and $750,000. Mike B...more

by Brad Willis on April 11, 2010 11:17 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 5, level 28 live updates (40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante)

4pm: Level overThat's the end of level 28; 15 minutes until level 29.3:55pm: The time is...not now Alistar Melville open-shoved under the gun for 1,425,000. The similarly short-stacked Scott Seiver asked for a count and then said, "We gotta play some time."   But not this time. Seiver and everybody...more

by Brad Willis on April 11, 2010 9:32 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Level 26-27 live updates (30,000-60,000-5,000)

2.45pm: Level upThat's the level up. Join us on the other side.2:44pm: Woods takes some from Selbst Vanessa Selbst came in for a raise to 145,000 ad got the call from Mike Woods. On a flop of 2♦7♦T♥, Woods checked, Selbst bet 245,000, Raymond folded, and it was back to Woods, who thought for t...more

by Brad Willis on April 11, 2010 9:29 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Beasley overtakes Selbst for final table chip lead

Poker tournaments are funny. Staring at one long enough is like looking directly into the sun. When you turn away, there is nothing but a giant orange circle in your eyes. You're blind to anything else.Today Vanessa Selbst is that giant orange circle and Mike Beasley is that anything else.Here is wh...more

by Brad Willis on April 11, 2010 3:06 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 4, level 26 updates (25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante)

9.35pm: Raymond slays Hall, sets final table And then there were eight. Derek Raymond made it 120,000 from the button and Mike Beasley called in the small blind. Brandon Hall moved all in from the big blind, but this was a squeeze too many. Although he thought about it for a while, Raymond called a...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 11, 2010 2:46 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 4, level 25 updates (20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante)

7.20pm: DinnerYum, yum. Back in 75 minutes.7.15pm: Chop chopThis could have been the end of Cliff Josephy. It was actually a chopped pot. Here's what happened: Josephy raised to 105,000 from early position and Derek Raymond called from the big blind. The flop came Q♣T♦8♦. Raymond checked, Jos...more

by Brad Willis on April 11, 2010 1:41 AM

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

5:47pm: Players are on a 15-minute break5:46pm: Bax and Beasley chopCliff Josephy opened for 75,000 and Mike Beasley three-bet to 250,000. Josephy quickly moved all-in and Beasley insta-called, turning over A♥A♣ to Josephy's A♦K♥. Beasley looked like he wanted to die when the board ran out [...more

by Brad Willis on April 10, 2010 10:59 PM
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