(Just Outside) the Tournament Circuit – Nov. 13

by , Nov 13, 2010 | 10:17 am

Disclaimer: I will not be able to do this column justice, hence I have changed the title somewhat to reflect that. Well…that and I’m probably much closer to 90% of the tournaments than Kevmath was.

NAPT :: Day 1a is in the books of the NAPT Los Angeles Main Event, taking place at the Bicycle Club in Bell Gardens, CA, which is a stones throw from Compton beautiful place to put a Casino. 330 players entered the first of two day 1s, and 162 players emerged after 10 levels of play with a day off and, in most cases, more chips. Nick Grippo leads the way so far with 235k, but there are plenty of notables still in the field:

  • Scott Fischman – 224, 600
  • John Phan – 101,400
  • Jason Mercier – 95,000
  • William Reynolds (or, that blond guy that was on The Big Game recently) – 93,000
  • Issac Haxton – 75,000
  • Justin Bonomo – 65,000

For every big stacked pro, there seemed to be a busted pro, and a lot of them were from the LA area: Adam Levy, Antonio Esfandiari, Soi Nguyen (yea he’s an amateur but he was in the November Nine so he’s a familiar name), and even Barry Greenstein found themselves felted by the end of the day. There is another day 1 to play though, so we’ll see who shows up and either scores big or goes home early.

2 Comments to “(Just Outside) the Tournament Circuit – Nov. 13”

  1. Dan Michalski

    are you in LA? you made it to NAPT? cool, awesome, but i thought you hated LA!

  2. Mark Gahagan

    Nah, didn’t go to LA, even if I were to go my weekly Friday meetings bonanza would have prevented me from going yesterday.