North American Poker Championship

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The WPT is in Niargara Falls, Canadia for the WPT North American Poker Championships played at the beautiful Fallsview Casino Resort. 540 (ish) players enter the tournament, which buys in at $10K, and is split into two groups. Negreanu, Gavin Smith, Barry Greenstein, Joe Seebok, Liz Lieu... many of the big names came to play.

Some Day 1 matchups of note:

JC Tran and John Juanda, Pete Giordano and Isabelle Mercier...

Doug Lee, Joe Sebok and Amnon Philippi all one big happy fam at one table...

Eli Elezra - James Van Alstyne...

Day 1A highlights

Doug Lee is the first player down courtesy of Bradley Smith.

Seebok busts out with big slick vs. Amnon Filippi and the Hilton sisters.

*** - ipods and mp3 players are banned from this tourney.

Tony Servello survived a suckout, as his 7-2 not suited (read: the hammer) held up against some random week hand, only to bust one hand later with jh6h.

Allen Kessler busts out AK vs. Greenstein's AA.

Other notable day 1A bustouts

Kathy Leibert

JC Tran


John Juanda 171K
Peter Valente 145K
Steve Paul-Ambrose 144K
Kevin Monaghan 116K
Thomas Wahlroos 96K

Liz Lieu 71K
John D'Agostino 64K
Amnon Fillippi 31K
Alan Gohring 30K
Isabelle Mercier 20.5K
Action Dan 15.7K
Eli Elezra 14K
Barry Greenstein 13.3K - second shortest
Tom McCormick 8800 - shortest stack

Tourney Updates and chip counts borrowed from the official world poker tour website.