After just more than six hours of play, the six tables are now down to one. Here are the the six players who made it complete with how many bounties they earned.
Luis Vazquez (4)
Shawn Buchanan (4)
Jason Mercier (3)
Matt Glantz (2)
Sam Stein (3)
Faraz Jaka (3)
Each player making it through to the final table has a shot to earn the winner-take-all first-place prize, which as of right now is undetermined. For winning their table, Buchanan, Mercier, Glantz, Stein and Jaka all won $60,000. Vazquez won a little less with $50,000 because he won the table that began with only five players.
On top of that, each bounty was worth $5,000. Don't forget about the automatic seat for the next NAPT bounty event up for grabs for the player who claims the most bounties. With a total of $25,000 in bounties still up for grabs and the first-place prize, this should make for an exciting final table.
The remaining players will return tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. local time. We'll see you back here then at PokerNews for all the coverage.
Peter Jetten raised to 2,500 from the button and then Luis Vazquez reraised to 8,200 from the big blind. Jetten made the call.
The flop came down and Vazquez checked. Jetten fired 9,000 and Vazquez made the call. The turn card was the and Vazquez checked again. Jetten took his time and then checked behind. The river card was the and Vazquez fired 16,700. After a few moments, Jetten moved all in and Vazquez snap-called. Jetten tabled for a busted straight draw and Vazquez held the for two pair.
The dealer cut down the stacks and Vazquez had him covered by a few thousand chips. He ran through his table, eliminating all four of his opponents and will now be at the final table tomorrow. Jetten was eliminated from the event while Vazquez picked up $50,000 for winning his table and another $20,000 in bounties.
Shawn Buchanan checked from the big blind after Steve Sung limped the button. The flop came down and Buchanan checked. Sung fired 1,500 and then Buchanan check-raised to 3,500. Sung then made it 6,500. Buchanan asked how much Sung had left (about 17,000) and then moved a bunch of chips out to put him all in. Sung called.
Both players held the same hand, pair of aces and a deuce kicker. Buchanan held the to Sung's . Buchanan was freerolling to a club flush and this wasn't the first time he was freerolling against Sung. Last time, the freeroll didn't come through, but this time the hit the turn and ended things for Sung. The river completed the board with the and Buchanan is moving on to the final table.
Matt Glantz and Scott Seiver saw the turn on a board of when all the money went in. Seiver held the for two pair, queens and eights. Glantz had him with the for trip eights. The river produced the and wasn't the miracle Seiver needed. Glantz busted him from the tournament and will be moving on to the final table.
From the button, Peter Jetten made it 2,500 to go. Luis Vazquez put the chips in to see a flop. After the flop came down , Vazquez checked to Jetten, who fired a continuation bet of 3,000. Quickly, Vazquez cut out two stacks of chips for a min-raise to 6,000. Jetten made the call.
The turn card was the and Vazquez fired 6,000. Jetten called again and the landed on the river. Vazquez checked and Jetten took a moment before firing 13,000. Vazquez took about five seconds to make the call and then watched as Jetten tabled the for a busted straight draw. Vazquez turned up the for two pair, fives and fours, and scooped in the pot.
Vazquez has now taken over the lead with 86,000 to Jetten's 39,000.