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Jason Mercier hoists the NAPT Bounty Shootout trophy aloft. Again.
Jason Mercier hoists the NAPT Bounty Shootout trophy aloft. Again.

NAPT Mohegan Sun: Mercier follows Selbst to seal incredible double defense


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                      Double double. Repeat repeat. Double double. Repeat repeat. If I hadn't seen this with my own eyes, I would never have believed it. But after Vanessa Selbst successfully defended her NAPT Mohegan Sun title yesterday, her Team PokerStars Pro colleague Jason Mercier has just defended his High Roller Bounty Shootout title too. According to mathematicians, that's a 30,000 to one shot. Yes, it's rigged. Obviously it's rigged. However for something stage-managed, this looked remarkably authentic. Mercier came to the final table with the most bounty chips, having eliminated six players from his heat on Tuesday. Today, he won a further ...more

Day 2

NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout Final: Live updates (2,000-4,000-500)

Eugene Katchalov congratulates Jason Mercier on his BSO win

8:50pm: Double-double! Jason Mercier repeats as NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout champion During the dinner break, several of us speculated as to the real, concrete, mathematical odds of not one, but TWO champions repeating here at Mohegan Sun. Whatever they were (help us, math people), Jason Mercier has defied them,...more


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Day 1

NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout B: Levels 5-10 updates (2,500-5,000-500)

Taylor von Kriegenbergh wins the final heat of day one

Day done! And with that, day one of the $10,000 Bounty Shootout comes to a close. Just like Vanessa Selbst has a chance of pulling off an historic double in the Main Event tomorrow, her Team PokerStars Pro colleague Jason Mercier has the chance of going back-to-back in the Bounty...more


NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout B: Levels 1-4 updates (400-800-100)

Vanessa Selbst in Bounty Shootout

10pm: Level over Level four is over. We now usher in level five. 9.55pm: Small pairs Daniel Negreanu's bounty has been claimed. Joe Gibbons and the Team PokerStars Pro found themselves all-in preflop. Negreanu: 2♦2♠ Gibbons: 6♦6♠ The board, 5♥3♣J♣Q♠T♦, brought Negreanu no help and he was sent to the...more


NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout: Levels 5-10 (1,500-3,000-400)

Eugene Katchalov, bounty shootout heat winner

5pm: End of flight A Flight A is now complete. There will be another five tables starting at 7pm as we look to fill that final. See the full results of this flight on the results page. -- HS 4.50pm: Berg sunk by Guinther We are done for flight A...more


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