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North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun -- High Roller Bounty Shootout Day 1

Six Advanced to Tomorrow’s Final Table from the Initial 35 Players

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Team PokerStars pro Jason MercierThe $25,000 high roller bounty shootout at the PokerStars North America Poker Tour Mohegan Sun tournament series began at noon today in Connecticut. There were 35 players that entered the prestigious event that is being filmed for ESPN 2. The tournament began with six players at each table (one table started with five players) and it didn’t take long to decide the final table of six. Here were the table draws when things began:

NOTE: Bold denotes Winner

Table 1

Seat 1: Chau Giang
Seat 2: Pat Pezzin
Seat 3: Matt Glantz
Seat 4: Greg Dyer
Seat 5: Scott Seiver
Seat 6: Ashton Griffin

Table 2

Seat 1: Barry Greenstein
Seat 2: Greg Raymer
Seat 3: Sam Stein
Seat 4: Brian Powell
Seat 5: Brett Richey
Seat 6: William Reynolds

Table 3

Seat 1: Shawn Buchanan
Seat 2: Hoyt Corkins
Seat 3: Scott Paston
Seat 4: Joe Cassidy
Seat 5: Steve Sung
Seat 6: Marcello Del Grosso

Table 4

Seat 1: Jason Mercier (pictured above right)
Seat 2: Daniel Smith
Seat 3: Steven Goosen
Seat 4: Anh Van Nguyen
Seat 5: Matt Woodward
Seat 6: Elijah Berg

Table 5

Seat 1: Perry Horwich
Seat 2: Brian Lemke
Seat 3: Daniel Negreanu
Seat 4: Faraz Jaka
Seat 5: Sorel Mizzi
Seat 6: Joe Gibbons

Table 6

Seat 1: Luis Vasquez
Seat 2: Greg Debora
Seat 3: Peter Jetten
Seat 4: Curt Kohlberg
Seat 5: Tom Marchese

Players were awarded $5,000 for each opponent they knocked out of the tournament and the winner at each table won an additional $60,000 (the winner of table 6 received $50,000). The survivors will take new seats at the final table tomorrow and play down to one champion that will walk away with the top prize worth $350,000. The top bounty hunter in this event will receive free entry in the next NAPT high roller bounty shootout that takes place in the future.

Here is a look at the current prize money standings in the event:

Shawn Buchanan, Canada – $80,000 ($60,000 table; $20,000 bounties)
Faraz Jaka, USA – $75,000 ($60,000 table; $15,000 bounties)
Jason Mercier, Team PokerStars USA – $75,000 ($60,000 table; $15,000 bounties)
Sam Stein, USA – $75,000 ($60,000 table; $15,000 bounties)
Luis Vazquez, USA – $70,000 ($50,000 table; $20,000 bounties)
Matt Glantz, USA – $70,000 ($60,000 table; $10,000 bounties)

The favorite to win tomorrow from an experience stand point is Faraz Jaka, who also made the final table of the high roller bounty event at the NAPT Venetian tour stop last month. The final table begins at noon EDT tomorrow and you can follow the action on the NAPT Live video feed. Check back at the end of play for a full recap of the final table.