24 Remain In NAPT Venetian Main EventPublished on 2010-02-23 14:10:00
Eric Blair, who finished yesterday with a stack of 3.7 million chips, will start Day 4 of the NAPT Venetian as the chip leader when action gets under way later today.
The third day of play in the NAPT Venetian main event saw the field narrow from 148 to 24 players. Andy "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger, who finished Day 2 as the tournament chip leader, is still alive in the event but will have plenty of work to do to work his way back up the leaderboard (he currently sits with around 539k in chips).
All of the 24 players who are still alive in the event are guaranteed at least $20,089 for making it this far. Everyone who survives Day 4 to make it to the final table will receive a minimum of $60,266, with the eventual winner of the event taking home over $827k.
The NAPT Venetian, which is the second stop on the newly formed NAPT (North American Poker Tour), had a very strong turnout of 872 players, which ended up creating a prize pool of over $4 million. The final table of this event is going to be broadcast on ESPN2 in April.
Many notable names, including Vanessa Rousso and Men Nguyen, hit the rail on Day 3.
A number of well-known names in the online poker world are still alive after Day 3, including:
Steve "MrSmokey1" Billirakis, 2.37 million
Tom "KingsofCards" Marchese, 1.8 million
Jason "TheMasterJ33" Dewitt, 622k
Jonathan "FatalError" Aguiar, 567k
Here are the top five stacks heading into Day 4:
Eric Blair, 3,700,000
Sam Stein, 3,409,000
Steve Billirakis, 2,372,000
David Miscikowski, 1,839,000
Tom Marchese, 1,795,000
Day 4 will see the event play down from 24 to 8 players, with the final table taking place on Wednesday, February 24th.
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