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NAPT Los Angeles Bounty Shootout: Baldwin beats best friend to win in marath

What we commonly know as shootouts--in the Wild West or even in the 'Hood--are invariably speedy affairs. The quickest on the draw is usually the winner; he who hesitates is lost. But although poker has provided and borrowed many idioms from common parlance, a shootout in the card-playing sense is n...more

by Brad Willis on November 19, 2010 12:26 PM

NAPT Los Angeles: Tehan runs the table for championship win

Some days a player just can't help but win. This was that day for Joe Tehan. If he took a coinflip, he won. If he got in behind against two players, he found the winning combination of cards. There was simply no stopping the man, and that's why he is the NAPT's newest champion. After scoring a cruci...more

by Brad Willis on November 18, 2010 6:49 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Day 5 levels 25-27 live updates

5.35pm: Level overThat's the end of level 27, and here are the latest counts:Joe Tehan - 11,105,000Van Nguyen - 955,000Al Grimes - 1,270,000Ray Henson - 1,565,000Chris DeMaci - 6,600,000As you can see, Joe Tehan is the big boss.5.30pm: Grimes grinding it outAl Grimes is the short stack, but he's als...more

by Brad Willis on November 18, 2010 1:58 AM

NAPT Los Angeles Bounty Shootout: Nine survive shootout in Compton

The jokes had been floating around the NAPT Los Angeles Main Event for days. Added to the schedule at the eleventh hour, the Bounty Shootout would be held at the Crystal Casino, a Los Angeles-area gaming establishment located 15 miles south of downtown in the city of Compton. Some folks were begging...more

by Brad Willis on November 18, 2010 12:24 AM

NAPT Los Angeles final table player profiles

The final table of NAPT Los Angeles will begin at 2pm at the Crystal Casino, Compton.NAPT Los Angeles final table playersSeat 1: Jake Toole, 21, State College, PAJake Toole is a 21-year-old student from State College, Pennsylvania. A former tennis player at Penn State University, Toole credits frie...more

by Brad Willis on November 17, 2010 10:22 PM

NAPT Los Angeles: DeMaci leads Mercier after day of madness at the Bike

If ever a single hand can set a tone for an entire day of poker, we saw it here on day four of NAPT Los Angeles - and then watched in disbelief as the startling early promise was realized. The hand in question came within the first orbit of the day, and resulted in Micah Raskin, second in chips over...more

by Brad Willis on November 17, 2010 2:01 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: DeMaci survives rough day for chip leaders

Day 3 of NAPT Los Angeles was not a great day to have "chip leader" attached to your name. If at any point a scribbling blogger counted down your stack and decided you now had more chips than anybody else, it seemed certain you would lose half if not all of those chips within a matter of minutes. T...more

by Brad Willis on November 16, 2010 6:16 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Day 3, levels 21-23 updates

9:46pm: Demaci: "I run decent"There might have been someone across the street at Jamba Juice who didn't know, but everybody in this room knew Christopher Demaci and Mike Leah were about to get it all-in pre-flop for a big one. Only question was what they had. That was revealed quickly.Demaci: A♣[a...more

by Brad Willis on November 16, 2010 5:54 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Day 3 levels 19-20 live updates

6.45pm: Level overThat's the end of level 20. Join us in a sparkling new post for levels 21&22.6:44pm: Karp almost belly-upWith a button-raise behind him, Steven Karp moved all-in from the small blind. Bad timing for him, as Mark Ader woke up in the big blind with pocket tens. Karp had A♣T♥ and ...more

by Brad Willis on November 16, 2010 2:52 AM

NAPT Los Angeles: Day 3 levels 17-18 live updates

3:58: Level 18 doneWith 48 players remaining, the tournament is on break. We'll be moving to a new live updates post which you can find on the homepage.3.45pm: Porter doneRep Porter is out. He had a short stack and got it all in with small connectors, 6♠7♥, but Nicholas Verkaik's A♥9♠ stayed...more

by Brad Willis on November 16, 2010 12:19 AM

NAPT Los Angeles Day 3 seat draw

Here's the seat draw for day three at the NAPT Los Angeles event at the Bicycle Casino, Los Angeles.The plan on day three is to play seven 75-minute levels - the same as day two. The plan on day four is to reduce the field to a final table of eight. Seat and table draw (any discrepancies and/or shor...more

by Brad Willis on November 15, 2010 8:14 PM

NAPT Los Angeles: Heeere's Jimmie: Guinther gathers the most on day two

Talk to an Angeleno for more than about five minutes and the chances are you'll be discussing traffic. Much like the weather to Brits or iPhones to anyone who owns an iPhone, traffic is a tedious consuming obsession to the denizens of Southern California. "The freeway was pretty clear this morning,"...more

by Brad Willis on November 15, 2010 7:45 AM

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
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