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North American Poker Tour -- Mohegan Sun Day 1

Just Shy of 400 Players Head to New England for Second NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event


Victor RamdinDay 1 at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun no-limit hold’em main event attracted a field of 387 players and by the end of the night just 230 remained. The total prize pool for the tournament is $1,764,330 and the eventual champion will take home $450,00 at the final table, which will take place on Wednesday, April 13. Here is a look at the full payout structure:

1. $450,000
2. $254,000
3. $170,000
4. $120,000
5. $90,000
6. $70,000
7. $50,000
8. $32,330
9. $26,000
10. $26,000
11-12 $21,000
13-14. $17,000
15-16. $14,000
17-24. $12,000
25-32. $10,500
33-40. $9,000
41-56. $7,500.00

The overnight chip leader is Chris Tryba with 173,400. Other notables at the top of the leader board include Team PokerStars pros Vanessa Rousso (125,800) and Victor Ramdin (123,100), and Adam Junglen (117,600). Ramdin continues his 2011 hot streak with another strong opening day at Mohegan Sun. Ramdin is currently eighth in the Card Player Player of the Year standings with 2,248 points.

Day 2 will feature eight more levels of poker and you can follow along with all of the action on the PokerStars blog feed. Check back in tomorrow evening for another summary of the day here on Card Player. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 1:

Day 1 Top Chip Counts:

Chris Tryba USA 173400
Jerry Wong USA 165000
Aaron Mermelstein USA 147500
Mehrdad Yousefzadeh USA 131700
Sean Ripp USA 128700
Vanessa Rousso USA Team Pro USA 125800
Joseph Gibbons USA 125400
Victor Ramdin USA Team Pro USA 123100
Adam Junglen USA 117600
Greg Ostrander USA 116000

Day 1 Notable Eliminations: Sam Stein, Nick Schulman, Kyle Bowker, Will Failla, Scott Seiver, Jason Sommerville, Vinny Pahuja, David Fox, Anh Van Nguyen, Eugene Katchalov, Barry Greenstein, Tim West, David Williams, Erick Lindgren, Chau Giang, Jonathan Aguiar, Kathy Liebert, Chris Moneymaker, and Daniel Negreanu.

Hand of the Day:

Chris Tryba Takes the Chip Lead

The flop read JClub Suit 7Spade Suit 3Spade Suit when Chris Tryba, Eugene Katchalov, and Mehrdad Yousefzadeh got their money all in. Their cards:

Tryba: ASpade Suit 9Spade Suit
Katchalov: 7-7
Yousefzadeh: J-J

Turn and River: 4Diamond Suit and QSpade Suit

Tryba was all in for 53,200 and he tripled up with the best hand to take the chip lead late in the day, while Katchalov was eliminated on the hand.