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NAPT: Mohegan Sun Final Table Set

Vanessa Selbst is Back at the Final Table to Defend her Title in Connecticut


Be sure to follow the final table via Card Player’s live updates!

Vanessa SelbstDay 4 at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun no-limit hold’em main event saw the final 24 players return and they were looking for a seat at the final table. By the end of the night just eight had survived for tomorrow’s final, including the defending champion at Mohegan Sun.

Although the chip leader tomorrow will be Tyler Kenney with 3,021,000 all eyes will be on defending NAPT Mohegan Sun champion Vanessa Selbst, who comes to the final table with 2,249,000. The Team PokerStars pro defeated a field of 716 players to take home the top prize of $750,000 last year in Connecticut and she could complete the rare repeat victory if she is victorious tomorrow.

Her toughest competition remaining in the event includes Steve O’Dwyer (1,032,000), Joe Tehan (1,238,000), and Dan Shak (1,571,000). Day 4 will feature intense poker action from the final table and you can follow along with it on the PokerStars blog feed. Check back in tomorrow evening for a recap of the final table here on Card Player. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 4:

Final-Table Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Joe Tehan (1,238,000)
Seat 2: Thomas Hoglund, Jr. (541,000)
Seat 3: Dan Shak (1,571,000)
Seat 4: Vincent Rubianes (1,711,000)
Seat 5: Steve O’Dwyer (1,032,000)
Seat 6: Tyler Kenney (3,021,000)
Seat 7: Aaron Overton (373,000)
Seat 8: Vanessa Selbst (2,249,000)

Final-Table 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

Day 4 Cashes:

9. Corey Hochman, USA, $26,000
10. David Stefanski, USA, $26,000
11. Jacobo Fernandez, USA, $21,000
12. Philippe Plouffe, Canada, $21,000
13. Jean-Philippe Matte, Canada, $17,000
14. Ara Melikian, USA, $17,000
15. Nenad Medic, Canada, $14,000
16. Joe Gibbons, USA, $14,000
17. Olivier Busquet, USA, $12,000
18. Taylor von Kriegenbergh, USA, $12,000
19. Sukh Sandhu, Canada, $12,000
20. Adam Geyer, USA, $12,000
21. Chris Tryba, USA, $12,000
22. Kyle Loman, USA, $12,000
23. Eric Froehlich, USA, $12,000
24. Jonathan Schroer, USA, $12,000

Hand of the Day:

Corey Hochman Eliminated in Ninth Place ($26,000)

Corey Hochman moved all in from middle position for 300,000 and Vincent Rubianes reraised all over the top from the small blind. Everyone else mucked and the two players flipped over their cards:

Hochman: QHeart Suit 10Heart Suit
Rubianes: ADiamond Suit QDiamond Suit

Board: JDiamond Suit 5Heart Suit 5Spade Suit AClub Suit 10Diamond Suit

Hochman missed his outs and he was knocked out of the tournament in ninth place, taking home $26,000. With his elimination the final table was set and the tournament day came to a close.