The two PokerStars colleagues Victor Ramdin and Vanessa Rousso are on to a great start at the NAPT Mohegan Sun. Both are in the top 10, while Chris Tryba leads the field with 173,400 chips.
Last stop of the North American Poker Tour (NAPT) season 2 takes place in Uncasville, Connecticut, at the Mohegan Sun Casino.
387 enrollers paid the $5,000 buy-in and generated by that a $2 million prize pool with a top prize of $450,000 to the champion.
A great number of American top pros were among the contestants who kicked off the tournament yesterday, including Daniel Negreanu
, Jason Mercier
, Chris Moneymaker, Victor Ramdin
and Vanessa Rousso.
Especially Rousso and Ramdin did well, overnighting in 6th and 8th place respectively.
WSOP Main Event champions for the last two years, Jonathan Duhamel and Joe Cada, are still in the run as well. They are, however, in the wrong end of the field with 23,800 and 18,500 chips respectively. Average is 50,000 chips.
In front is Chris Tryba who tripled up in a monster pot in yesterday's closing hours. Tryba held
and was all-in for 58,000 against Yousefzadeh’s stone cold nuts,
, and Eugene Katchalov, who had the second best hand possible, revealing
The turn was blank but an amazing
hit the river, eliminating Tryba's two opponents and ensuring him the overall chip lead.
Daniel Negreanu, Faraz Jaka and David Williams were some of the profiles biting the dust on Day 1.
Day 2 will start later today at noon local time.