The six starting flights of the NAPT Main Event have seen 1,095 entries, which means the first NAPT-branded tourney for 12 years has beaten its guarantee by over $100,000. 252 players will return for the combined Day 2, November 9, duking it out for the biggest chunk of the $1,609,650 prize pool. The final 159 players will make the money, with $268,945 reserved for the winner.
With a stack of 681,000, chip leader Parker Talbot has plenty of room to manoeuvre; his closest rival is Andrew Moreno, with 492,000 chips good for second place. We’d never play favorites, but it’s always great to see a member of the PokerOrg Player Advisory Board doing well. Good luck Amo4Sho!
Big names and side event winners still in the chase
Other notable names that are still in the hunt include: Landon Tice (300,500), Anthony Zinno (229,000), author and PokerStars ambassador Maria Konnikova (183,000), Faraz Jaka (133,000), and ‘friend of Tiffany Michelle’ Phil Hellmuth (109,000).
The Day 2 field also includes four players aiming to double their 2023 NAPT trophy haul: Ladies’ Event champ Kyna England (316,000), Super High Roller boss Jesse Lonis (62,000), $250 Hold’em winner Benjamin Teston (78,000) and $550 PLO victor Anthony Askey (133,500) all still have the chance to get back onto the winners’ podium for a second time this week.
Chip leader Talbot, who found fame crushing online games on Twitch under his alias ‘TonkaaaaP’, has never won a live tournament despite his many online accomplishments. To win this one he’ll first have to navigate a draw that sees him seated with Anthony Zinno for the start of Day 2.
Play is scheduled to start at 12pm local time, while Day 3 will see the action kick off on the live stream. Follow all the action as it happens with PokerOrg Instant.