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  • Vanessa Selbst & Jason Mercier Crowned Champions at NAPT Mohegan Sun

    Monday, April 18th, 2011 by t2admin

The North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun took place this past week and two familiar names ended up being crowned champions for the 2nd straight year. Last year Selbst won the Main Event at Mohegan Sun and Mercier won the High Roller Bounty Shootout tournament. It isn’t very often that the same person wins a major poker tournament twice in a row, but both players managed to accomplish this feat at Mohegan Sun this past week.

NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event

Vanessa Selbst managed to make the final table at the Mohegan Sun Main Event and was sitting in a great position with the 2nd most chips to start the day off. The day was full of ups and downs for Selbst, but she proved to be resilient in her efforts to win the tournament. After a bit of luck she managed to make it heads-up against Dan Shak and both players fought an extremely tough battle. The heads-up battle lasted over 10 hours, but when it was all said and done Vanessa Selbst was crowned the NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event Champion for the 2nd straight year in a row.

• Vanessa Selbst – $450K
• Dan Shak – $254K
• Tyler Kenney – $170K
• Thomas Hoglund Jr. – $120K
• Vincent Rubianes – $90K
• Joe Tehan – $70K
• Aaron Overton – $50K
• Steve O’Dwyer – $32K

NAPT Mohegan Sun High Rollers Bounty Shootout

Jason Mercier has won the NAPT Mohegan Sun High Rollers Bounty Shootout tournament last year and he pulled off the feat again, which is incredible. This year the event was smaller, but it was still packed with some very tough competition although the other players didn’t seem to pose a problem for Mercier. Mercier ended up knocking out 6 players on the 1st table he played and then on the final table he ended up knocking out another 3 players. He was able to take it slow on the final table, but when the time came he made his moves. Jason Mercier ended up winning slightly over $250K after adding up all of the bounties and prize money he won for finishing in 1st place.

The NAPT Mohegan Sun Event has become very popular in two short years and I’m sure it’s going to be another popular stop next year. I’m sure we’ll see Mercier and Selbst next year although my money isn’t on either of them to win for the 3rd consecutive year in a row.

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