NAPT Venetian Day 2 eliminates over 300 players

NAPT Venetian Day 2 eliminates over 300 players

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Around 500 players had survived Day 1 of the Venetian leg at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour. The 872 entrants overall generated a total prize pool of $4.1m that would award a first place sum of over $800,000. Not bad for a $5,000 buy-in that most players probably got for $11 through PokerStars, eh?

At the end of Day 2, only 149 players made it to the last bell with chip stacks intact. Among them were PokerStars Pros Greg Raymer and Vanessa Rousso alongside tournament maestros Jimmy “gobboboy” Fricke and Justin “BoostedJ” Smith.

The honour of Day 2 chip leader goes to Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger who took the chip lead by getting two huge stacks in the middle – he was on the winning end of an AA vs KK scenario with fellow big stack Lars Bonding.
Day 3 has begun at the time of press and the 83 players left are into the money. Still in the hunt as we write are Lichtenberger – though he has slipped in the rankings – as well as Rousso, Men “the Master” Nguyen and Justin Smith.

Join us tomorrow for more news on this great NAPT event sponsored by PokerStars.

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