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North American Poker Tour -- Mohegan Sun Day 4

Chip Leader Mike Beasley Holds Close to 5 Million Heading into the Final Day


Mike Beasley Photo Courtesy of PokerStarsThe final table is set at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun $5,000 no-limit hold’em main event and just eight players remain. The chip leader is Mike Beasley (pictured right) with 4,985,000 and he is followed closely by poker professional Vanessa Selbst, who holds 4,545,000. Here is a look at the final table seating chart with chip counts for tomorrow’s final table, which begins at noon EDT:

Seat 1: Scott Seiver — 1,125,000
Seat 2: Cliff Josephy — 1,940,000
Seat 3: Vanessa Selbst — 4,545,000
Seat 4: Derek Raymond — 1,545,000
Seat 5: Mike Beasley — 4,985,000
Seat 6: Michael Woods — 2,950,000
Seat 7: Jonathan Aguiar — 1,535,000
Seat 8: Alistar Melville — 2,940,000

Final-Table Payout Structure

1st $750,000
2nd $428,000
3rd $240,000
4th $190,000
5th $150,000
6th $115,000
7th $85,000
8th $60,244

Day 4 of the tournament began with 24 players in the hunt and it took about ten hours to decide the final table of eight. Notable eliminations included Jordan Morgan (16th place), Peter Jetten (13th place), and Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso (10th place). When the final day begins tomorrow there will be 27 minutes remaining on the clock for level 26 and blinds will be 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante.

You can follow along with all of the action on the PokerStars blog feed, and you can also watch each hand at the final table on the NAPT Live feed. Be sure to check back at tomorrow night for a summary of the final table. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 4 in Connecticut:

Notable Day 4 Cashes:

16: Jordan Morgan — $23,000
13: Peter Jetten — 29,000
10: Vanessa Rousso — $47,000

Hand of the Day:

Brandon Hall Eliminated in Ninth Place ($47,000)

Derek Raymond raised to 120,000 on the button preflop and Mike Beasley made the call on the small blind. Brandon Hall reraised all in for 1,465,000 and Raymond mucked. Beasley made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Hall: KDiamond Suit JHeart Suit
Beasley: ASpade Suit QSpade Suit

Board: ADiamond Suit 5Heart Suit 3Spade Suit 4Spade Suit 10Spade Suit

Beasley won the hand with a flush to grow his stack close to 5 million and Hall was eliminated from the tournament as the final-table bubble boy. Play ended for the night at the conclusion of the hand.