NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout: Drawing guns

napt-thumb.jpgGood afternoon all and welcome back to a very different Mohegan Sun casino for a tournament that is the same - but very different - to the one we finished off yesterday.

In case you didn't see it, Vanessa Selbst completed her cruise to the title in the $5,000 NAPT Main Event at around 6pm, but today we welcome the players for the $25,000 Bounty Shootout. It's smaller, it's more expensive and it's more intense. It's also all under the gaze of the live cameras and you can, and should, tune in now.

There are 35 players, each anteing up $25,000, creating a main prize pool of $680,000 plus $170,000 in bounties. There will be five six-handed tables and one five-handed table, and the winners with take either $60,000 or $50,000 and progress through to tomorrow's six-handed final table.

We'll also follow all the action here on PokerStars Blog and will do our best to sketch in all the vagaries of a slightly different format poker tournament. It's not rocket science, so we should all be OK.

The draw has recently been made. Here's how they line up:

Table 1
Seat 1: Chau Giang
Seat 2: Pat Pezzin
Seat 3: Matt Glantz
Seat 4: Greg Dyer
Seat 5: Scott Seiver
Seat 6: Ashton Griffin

Table 2
Seat 1: Barry Greenstein
Seat 2: Greg Raymer
Seat 3: Sam Stein
Seat 4: Brian Powell
Seat 5: Brett Richey
Seat 6: William Reynolds

Table 3
Seat 1: Shawn Buchanan
Seat 2: Hoyt Corkins
Seat 3: Scott Paston
Seat 4: Joe Cassidy
Seat 5: Steve Sung
Seat 6: Marcello Del Grosso

Table 4
Seat 1: Jason Mercier
Seat 2: Daniel Smith
Seat 3: Steven Goosen
Seat 4: Anh Van Nguyen
Seat 5: Matt Woodward
Seat 6: Elijah Berg

Table 5 (television table)
Seat 1: Perry Horwich
Seat 2: Brian Lemke
Seat 3: Daniel Negreanu
Seat 4: Faraz Jaka
Seat 5: Sorel Mizzi
Seat 6: Joe Givens (TBC)

Table 6
Seat 1: Luis Vasquez
Seat 2: Greg Debora
Seat 3: Peter Jetten
Seat 4: Curt Kohlberg
Seat 5: Tom Marchese

Play will likely begin at around 12.45pm.