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NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 2, level 10 updates

2.50pm: Level overThat's that. Two levels done, 10 in total. We're going into level 11.2:46pm: Front row seat Looks like I'm in the front row! The Eric Levesque Show has been moved to the one-seat of the table directly next to Blogger Central. He announced his presence with the siren's call..."Big ...more

by Brad Willis on April 8, 2010 8:11 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 2, level 9 updates

1.25pm: Level overThat's the end of that. We're now going into level 10.1:20pm: Ruh-roh, RoryLAPT Mexico champion Rory Cox has left the building after his opponent called his all-in with A-2 and turned a wheel. 1:19pm: Canuck-on-Canuck violenceCanadian qualifier Joshua Biedak open-shoved for his las...more

by Brad Willis on April 8, 2010 8:09 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: David Williams leads Day 1

"It's possible to get really lost in here," said a member of our team today.That was a wide-eyed way to say Mohegan Sun is gigantic. It's like a small city. Inside, you can see the stars on the ceiling, a giant waterfall against a back wall, and enough space ahead of you that you can't help but con...more

by Brad Willis on April 8, 2010 2:40 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 1, levels 7 and 8 updates (400-800, 100 ante)

9.15pm: Pre-wrap mini-wrapThat's your lot, and these are the big stacks at the end of the day:David Williams 230,900Vanessa Selbst 214,700Lars Bonding 177,100A full wrap is on its way. Go nowhere. Or go somewhere and then come back. But do come back.9:10pm: Cada, Raymer fall as Day 1 wrapsJust befo...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 8, 2010 2:34 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 1, levels 5 & 6 updates (200-400-50)

6:36pm: BreakPlayers are now on their final break of the night. They will come back and play two more levels before breaking for the night.6:28pm: Eric Levesque, part deuxMontreal's Eric Levesque can't stop smiling. His tablemates are still laughing. All but one anyway. He came in for a raise and t...more

by Brad Willis on April 8, 2010 12:42 AM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 1, levels 3 & 4 updates (150-300)

4:05pm: And the final number is...The NAPT Mohegan Sun census has finished and the final number of players is...716. Now, to work our way down to one.3.45pm: Holy grailThe Holy Grail of poker reporting has been located: a full player list, with seat numbers and everything. We still don't know, howe...more

by Brad Willis on April 7, 2010 9:19 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Day 1, levels 1 & 2 updates (75-150)

2:03pm: break timePlayers are now on a 15 minute break. 1:50 pm: Well, we don't need Babelfish for that one"Horrorstart, kan ingenting 17.000. Lockdown nu," twittered Lars Bonding (aka @1623poker), who is seated at a tough table alongside Shaun Deeb and Gavin Smith. 1:45pm: The "Big Game" moving to...more

by Brad Willis on April 7, 2010 7:06 PM

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Stars gather under the Sun

by Howard SwainsDon't get me wrong, I like a blog post about bucolic towns, pastoral prints and Mystic Pizza as much as the next guy, but that was yesterday and this is today. Moments ago in the Convention Center of this mighty complex, the 60-plus dealers received their introductory instructions f...more

by Brad Willis on April 7, 2010 5:02 PM

NAPT Venetian: Ashton Griffin Defeats Hoyt Corkins to Claim $25K Bounty Shoo

by Jenniger NewellSome invitations are simply meant to be accepted. When the parents invite you for holiday dinner, you should probably accept. If your significant other invites you on a trip to a luxurious vacation destination, thinking twice might cause you some trouble. And when PokerStars.net in...more

by Brad Willis on February 26, 2010 10:17 AM

NAPT Venetian: Tom Marchese captures first title on American soil

The arc of a poker tournament is usually hard to define. Chips move, leaders come, and leaders go. It is rare to see a story define itself as well as it did at the NAPT Venetian event. By the penultimate day, a leader had established himself, and the story became Sam Stein versus the world. The end...more

by Brad Willis on February 25, 2010 8:50 AM

NAPT Venetian: Day 5, Levels 27-29 (40,000-80,000-10,000)

6:08pm: Break!Players are on a 15-minute break to celebrate the conclusion of Level 29. When we return, we'll be in a new post reflecting the level change. Find us on the main page!6:03pm: Well, he's gotta lose this one! Sam Stein just managed to get it all-in with David Paredes on a 8♠2♥[7♣ b...more

by Brad Willis on February 25, 2010 2:24 AM

NAPT Venetian: Final Table Set for $25,000 Bounty Shootout

by Martin Harris"I'm not number one in this field, no way." So said Scott Seiver early on as the NAPT Venetian $25,000 Bounty Shootout got underway. He and his tablemates spent some time trying to handicap the field, which included many of the most highly regarded players in the game today. The ...more

by Brad Willis on February 24, 2010 10:17 PM

NAPT Venetian: Stein takes chip lead to final table

Sam Stein is a wrecking ball. Broad-shouldered and burly, Stein has approached the last two days of this tournament with a grim-faced determination that makes it look like he's been told he has to mow the lawn or clean out the garage. No matter whether he's flopping sets against overpairs or making...more

by Brad Willis on February 24, 2010 5:01 AM

NAPT Venetian: Day 4, Levels 25-27 (30,000-60,000-5,000)

8:15pm: And that's a wrap for Day 4With eight players, we have our NAPT Venetian final table with Sam Stein as its chip leader. A full wrap of today's events will be posted in short order.Join us tomorrow at 2pm for live coverage of all the action at the NAPT Venetian!8:05pm: Zartman crippled and ou...more

by Brad Willis on February 24, 2010 4:48 AM

NAPT Venetian: Day 4, Levels 22-24 (15,000-30,000-3,000)

Joseph Cutler - 14th placeThomas Fuller got involved with a raise from under the gun, and Cutler came along from the big blind. The flop came T♠ 7♣ 2♦, and Cutler raised to 150K. But Fuller came back with a raise all-in, and Cutler called all-in, as he was covered by his opponent.Cutler: Q♦ ...more

by Brad Willis on February 24, 2010 12:16 AM
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