NAPT Venetian: $25,000 Bounty Shootout draws monsters

napt-thumb.jpgWhat we have just witnessed is no short of history in the making.

Sure, we know we tend to get hyperbolic around these parts, but we feel comfortable in suggesting that what we'll witness this week will be the stuff poker people will talk about for ages.

When the NAPT announced it was hosting a first-of-its-kind $25,000 Bounty Shootout at The Venetian, we knew it was going to be cool. We had no idea, however, the kinds of players it would draw. Moments ago, many of the titans of live and online poker gathered for the Bounty Shootout draw party.

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Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, and Joe Cada handicap the field

It was there we learned who will battle whom in the big event tomorrow. The 49 players drew for one of seven seats at seven tables, and the match-ups are just silly-good.

Here are the match-ups:

Table 1

1. Joe Sebok
2. Phil Laak
3. Justin Bonomo
4. David Williams
5. Joe Cassidy
6. Yevgeniy Timoshenko
7. Tommy Vedes

Table 2

1. (Satellite winner)
2. Dario Minieri
3. Tony G.
4. Alec Torelli
5. Isaac Haxton
6. Daniel Alaei
7. Peter Eastgate

Table 3

1. Chris Moneymaker
2. Keith Gibson
3. Joe Cada
4. Jason Mercier
5. Hasan Habib
6. Matt Glantz
7. Ashton Griffin

Table 4

1. Andrew Robl
2. Lee Markholt
3. John Hennigan
4. Phil Galfond
5. Alex Kamberis
6. Brett Richey
7. Daniel Negreanu

Table 5

1. J.C Tran
2. Joe Hachem
3. Annie Duke
4. Jennifer Tilly
5. Vanessa Rousso
6. Di Dang
7. Faraz Jaka

Table 6

1. Scott Sevier
2. Brian Rast
3. Chau Giang
4. ElkY
5. Antonio Esfandiari
6. Sorel Mizzi
7. Barry Greenstein

Table 7

1. Phil Hellmuth
2. Adam Richardson
3. Hoyt Corkins
4. Greg Raymer
5. John Duthie
6. Hevad Khan
7. Steve Paul-Ambrose

This event is being taped for broadcast on ESPN2, but you can watch it live on Tuesday on NAPT TV. We will also have live cover on the PokerStars Blog beginning at 11am PST.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in North American Poker Tour