The 2010 NAPT Los Angeles ended up with an “anti-WPT” final table, as all the big names in contention actually made it to the TV broadcast.
Leading the way is Christopher DeMaci with 6,283,000. Behind him in second is clearly the story of the final table, Jason Mercier, who is stacked at 3,800,000.
This is Mercier’s 16th major tournament cash of the year. A win here would give him two NAPT titles for the year, as he won the $25,000 High Rollers event at the Mohegan Sun back in April. Kid is crazy good. In fact, he’s so good that if he had made a deep run in the WSOP Main Event and finished around 12th-18th this year, he probably wouldn’t have gotten any screen time. That’s how good he is.
Also still in contention are Joe Tehan, whose last name still looks too much like Tehran for our liking (1,907,000) and Michael Binger (1,670,000).
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* Photo courtesy of the PokerStars blog.