NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
24 Remain Including Both Vanessas At The NAPT Mohegan Sun
April 10, 2022
What started as a bustling packed tournament floor, filled with 716 players earlier this week, is now down to just a handful of tables in a near empty room, with each player who remains deep in the money and dangerously close to claiming the first ever PokerStars North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun title.

When Day 3 began yesterday in Connecticut, there were still well over 100 players with chips including such stars as Dennis Phillips, David Williams, Todd Terry, Sorel Mizzi and PokerRoad’s Phil Ivey, but by the end less than a quarter of that field remained, and none of the above listed players would end up making that cut- though Ivey did come close before finally bowing out in 29th.

It would have been wild to see a highly recognizable Full Tilt Pro like Ivey make it to the final table in this historic PokerStars NAPT Mohegan Sun event, but sadly for Phil- and happily for the 24 that do remain- that was not to be case, however there are still plenty of other tough players to rail when play continues on today.  Among the 24 remaining players are such recognizable pros as PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso, Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy, Jordan Morgan, Brandon Hall and Vanessa Selbst, who currently leads the field with 2,285,000 in tournament chips. 

Selbst, considered for some time by many to be one of poker’s next big stars, has had a remarkably consistent run this week, ending Day 1 second in chips, Day 2 third, and now comes into Day 4 with an imposing lead over nearly everyone in the field, with the notable exception of Scott Seiver, who sits just below her with 2,241,000.

With both high profile and highly skilled Vanessas still in the mix, it’s easy to imagine that the NAPT may soon have it’s first female champion, however it would be foolish to count out Seiver, who in the last six months has earned over $1,000,000 playing the tournaments, in the process claiming two major titles and earning a 4th place in the NAPT’s first ever $25,000 buy-in Inviatational High Roller Bounty Shootout.

For more information on the PokerStars NAPT Mohegan Sun main event, or to follow the updates and chip counts as they happen during today’s (4/10/10) Day 4 action, visit either PokerNews.com or the PokerStars blog.
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