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PokerStars North American Poker Tour -- Los Angeles Day 1B

The Total Field Size is 701 Players and $725,000 will go to the Champion


Hafiz KhanDay 1B of the PokerStars North American Poker Tour Los Angeles $5,000 no-limit hold’em main event took place today at the Bicycle Casino in Southern California. The second day-one flight attracted 373 players. Today’s field combined with the players who took the felt on Friday to create a total prize pool worth $3,229,857 and a first-place prize worth $725,000. The top 104 players will walk away with prize money in L.A. Here is a look at the payout structure:

1 $725,000
2 $440,000
3 $250,000
4 $195,000
5 $145,000
6 $114,000
7 $84,857
8 $60,000
9-10 $47,000
11-12 $37,000
13 – 14 $27,000
15 – 16 $21,000
17 – 24 $18,000
25 – 32 $15,000
33 – 40 $13,000
41 – 56 $11,000
57 – 72 $9,500
73 – 88 $8,500
89 – 104 $7,500

The chip leader at the end of play tonight is Kim Frederiksen with 237,000. Other notables at the top include Michael Kamran, who holds 180,000, and PokerStars player Hafiz Khan (210,200), who snuck into the top 10 late in the day. Khan doubled up close to more than 200,000 in a huge hand to end the night. There was a ADiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit 3Heart Suit 10Spade Suit board on the table and he held 4Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit in the hole when the dust settled on the river. Ben Klier had most likely flopped a set and made the call when Khan got the last of his chips in on the turn, but the flush was too much for him to overcome and he mucked his hand. Khan navigated day 1B at a tough table that included Klier, Allen Kessler, Jon Eaton, and Eric Hershler.

Despite the larger number of players in the field today the final number remaining at the end of the night was 167, close to the 147 that survived on day 1A. They will all combine tomorrow and begin the march to the money bubble. The length of levels will increase to 75 minutes tomorrow per the NAPT tournament structure. Day 2 will get started at 1 p.m. PDT on Sunday, and you can follow along with all of the action in’s live coverage.

Here is a look at the tournament statistics from Day 1B:

Top Chip Counts:

Kim Frederiksen 237,000
Hafiz Khan, PokerStars Player – 210,200
Blake Kelso – 207,500
David Sesso – 200,000
Michael Kamran – 180,000
Cezary Swiech – 175,100
Getty Mattingsley, PokerStars Player – 173,800
Matthew Schulte – 167,200
James Sowers – 151,400
John Smith – 151,200

Notable Eliminations: Team PokerStars pro members Bertrand Grospellier, David Williams, Jose Barbero, and Vanessa Rousso, Greg Mueller, Darryll Fish, Victor Ramdin, Freddy Deeb, John Cernuto, Steve Sung, Matt Brady, Maria Ho, Soheil Shamseddin, Jon Turner, Vivek Rajkumar, Jennifer Tilly, David Levi, Carter Phillips, Jonathan Little Mohsin Charania, Jimmy Tran, Allen Bari, and Michael Mizrachi.