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Buy-In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $3,229,857
Entrants: 701

NAPT L.A. Main Event

  • Nov 12, '10 - Nov 17, '10


Updates on Final Day (Nov 17, 10)


Joe Tehan Wins 2010 PokerStars NAPT L.A. Main Event ($725,000)

Joe TehanCongratulations to Joe Tehan, who has secured the second biggest score of his career by winning the 2010 PokerStars North American Poker Tour L.A. main event.

Tehan doubled up early on at the final table and used his chips to effectively run over his opponents. In the end, Tehan’s aggression was enough to overtake Chris DeMaci, who entered the final table way ahead of the pack.

For his efforts this week, Tehan will take home $725,000 and the title of NAPT champion.

Player Tags: Joe Tehan

Chris DeMaci Eliminated in Second Place ($440,000)

Chris DeMaciJoe Tehan raised to 240,000 on the button and Chris DeMaci called. The flop came down KSpade Suit5Heart Suit3Heart Suit and Tehan continued with a bet of 375,000.

DeMaci moved all in for 2,650,000 and Tehan immediately called, tabling KClub Suit10Heart Suit for top pair. DeMaci showed KDiamond Suit4Heart Suit and needed some help for his kicker.

The turn was the 5Spade Suit, pairing the board and giving DeMaci outs for the chop, but the river was the 4Spade Suit, giving the pot to Tehan with kings and fives with a ten kicker.

Player Tags: Joe Tehan,   Christopher DeMaci

Level 30

The players have returned from the break to increased blinds of 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante.

Here are the heads up chip counts.

Joe Tehan — 18,405,000
Chris DeMaci — 2,540,000


Slow Grind

It’s been a slow grind here at heads up play, but Joe Tehan has managed to put Chris DeMaci in the danger zone with about 35 big blinds. It’s only a matter of time now before they all get in the middle.


Good Call For Joe Tehan

Joe Tehan raised too 200,000 and Chris DeMaci reraised to 550,000. Tehan called and the flop came down QHeart Suit3Heart Suit2Club Suit.

DeMaci continued with a bet of 450,000 and Tehan called again. The turn was the QSpade Suit and both players checked. The QClub Suit hit the river and DeMaci bet 1,125,000.

Tehan made the call and DeMaci conceeded the pot with JSpade Suit10Spade Suit for jack high. Tehan showed KClub SuitJHeart Suit for king high and took the pot, moving DeMaci down to 3,700,000.

Player Tags: Joe Tehan,   Christopher DeMaci

Our First Real Action of Heads Up Play

Chris DeMaci raised to 200,000 and Joe Tehan reraised to 575,000. DeMaci called and both players saw a flop of ADiamond Suit9Spade Suit3Diamond Suit.

Tehan bet 625,000 and DeMaci mucked. So far, the players are about where they started heads up play.

Player Tags: Joe Tehan,   Christopher DeMaci

Let's Go!

There are still seven minutes remaining in the current level before the blinds move to 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante. Shuffle up and deal!


Dinner Break

The production crew is hungry, so we are now going to take a one-hour dinner break. See you at about 8:00 p.m.


Heads Up Chip Counts

Joe Tehan — 14,595,000
Chris DeMaci — 6,350,000


Al Grimes Eliminated in Third Place ($250,000)

Al GrimesJoe Tehan raised to 165,000 and Al Grimes moved all in for his last 590,000. Tehan made the priced in call with JHeart Suit9Club Suit and was surprisingly ahead of Grimes and his 8Spade Suit7Spade Suit.

The board fell 10Heart Suit7Club Suit3Diamond Suit9Heart SuitKDiamond Suit and Grimes was eliminated, leaving us with just two players.

Player Tags: Joe Tehan,   Al Grimes
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