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Eric Baldwin Wins NAPT Bounty Shootout

'Basebaldy' Survives Tough Final Table For $134,280 Top Prize


Eric Baldwin took down the NAPT Bounty Shootout.The PokerStars-sponsored North American Poker Tour $5,250 Bounty Shootout wrapped up Thursday with Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin winning the final table and the top prize of $134,280.

Action kicked off Tuesday at the Crystal Casino in Compton, CA., with 81 players taking their seats at nine tables. The winner of each table earned $20,000, along with a seat at the winner-take-all final table. Players also earned bounties of $1,000 for each player they eliminated along the way.

Those advancing to the final table were: Tom Marchese, Pat Pezzin, Mohsin Charania, Michael Mizrachi, Kevin MaPhee, Justin Young, Eric Baldwin, David Williams, and Clint Coffee.

Players fell one by one until Baldwin found himself heads up against Justin Young for the NAPT bounty shooutout title. Despite Young’s 3-1 chip lead, Baldwin made a comeback and after several hours of heads up play their duel came to an end. Both players got all in pre-flop, with Young holding ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit and Baldwin on top with KHeart SuitKClub Suit. The kings held and Baldwin took down the title and added $134,280 to the $20,000 he got for winning his first table and 3,000 in bounties.

This event was filmed and will be shown on ESPN2 in December.

Here’s a look at the final table payouts:

1. Eric Baldwin — $134,280 + $20,000 + $3,000 in bounties
2. Justin Young — $20,000 + $6,000 in bounties
3. David Williams — $20,000 + $4,000 in bounties
4. Mohsin Charania — $20,000 + $5,000 in bounties
5. Tom Marchese — $20,000 + $4,000 in bounties
6. Clint Coffee — $20,000 + $3,000 in bounties
7. Pat Pezzin — $20,000 + $2,000 in bounties
8. Michael Mizrachi — $20,000 + $4,000 in bounties
9. Kevin MacPhee — $20,000 + $3,000 in bounties

Other Notable Prelim NAPT Event Winners:

The $5,000 heads up event (no. 3) drew 61 entrants, creating a prize pool of $281,057. In the end, David Peters bested Chance Kornuth in the final match to take home the first-place prize of $112,257. The win marked the fourth time in 2010 that Peters has cashed for six-figures. He has surpassed $3 million in career tournament winnings.

A couple of days later in the $3,000 no-limit hold’em event, another young poker pro came out on top. Andrew ‘luckychewy’ Lichtenberger was the last man standing in a field of 38 players, earning $49,760 for the win. High stakes pro Matthew ‘ADZ124’ Marafioti finished runner-up for $27,645.