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Bay 101 Shooting Star and Wynn Classic Begin Monday

Card Player Will Feature Live Coverage from Both Events

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Next week will be a busy one in the world of poker with major $10,000 buy-in events taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and San Jose, California. Both the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star and Wynn Classic kick off on Monday, Mar. 16, and Card Player’s live reporting teams will be on the scene at both to bring you all of the action in live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos. Here is a break down for each event.

Bay 101 Shooting Star

The 13th-annual Bay 101 Shooting Star will be one of the most exciting stops on the WPT schedule, and it will once again feature 50 shooting star players with $5,000 bounties on their heads. Chip leaders at the end of days 1A and 1B will also receive a cash prize of $10,000. As always, a huge group of fans is expected along the rail at this star-studded event. Players will start with 20,000 in tournament chips, and blinds begin at 25-50. Levels will be 60 minutes long on days 1A and 1B and then increase to 90 minutes on day 2 for the remainder of the tournament. Here is a look at the full schedule below:

Monday, Mar. 16: Day 1A (days 1-2 begin at 10:45 a.m.) -- play 10, 60-minute levels
Tuesday, Mar. 17: Day 1B
Wednesday, Mar. 18: Day 2 -- play down to 36 players
Thursday, Mar. 19: Day 3 (begins at noon) -- play down to final table
Friday, Mar. 20: Final table (begins at 4 p.m.)


2008 Bay 101 Shooting Star

Brandon CantuBuy-in: $10,000
Number of Entries: 376
Total Prize Pool: $3,336,000
First-Place Prize: $1,000,000
Places Paid: 45

Final-Table Results:

1: Brandon Cantu -- $1,000,000
2: Steve Sung -- $585,000
3: Jennifer Harman -- $330,000
4: Noah Jefferson -- $265,000
5: Michael Baker -- $200,000
6: John Phan -- $135,000


Wynn Classic

The third-annual Wynn Classic $10,000 no-limit hold'em championship event begins on Monday, Mar. 16, and the final table will take place on Thursday, Mar. 19. Players will begin with 30,000 in chips, and blinds begin at 25-50 to start day 1. Levels will be 90 minutes long. Past champions of the Wynn Classic include Chris Moore (2008) and Zach Hyman (2007). Here is a look at the full schedule for the event:

Monday, Mar. 16: Day 1 -- six, 90-minute levels
Tuesday, Mar. 17: Day 2 -- play down to 27 players
Wednesday, Mar. 18: Day 3 -- play down to final table
Thursday, Mar. 19: Final table


2008 Wynn Classic Championship Event

Chris MooreBuy-in: $10,000
Number of Entries: 183
Total Prize Pool: $1,775,100
First-Place Prize: $692,286
Places Paid: 18

Final-Table Results:

1: Chris Moore -- $692,286
2: Ryan Young -- $355,020
3: Blake Cahail -- $177,510
4: Ardavan Yazdi -- $95,855
5: Jace Markgraf -- $71,004
6: Larry Wright -- $53,253
7: Ricky Chow -- $44,378
8: Alemu Tesema -- $35,502
9: Eugene Todd -- $31,952