2010 NAPT Los Angeles: Jimmie Guinther Leads; Laak, Affleck, Mercier Remain

Another young online pro leads the NAPT Los Angeles...

The money bubble burst at the 2010 NAPT Los Angeles, as the 701! entrants played down to 81.

Leading the way is he who we know little about, Jimmie Guinther, with 894,000. He’s followed by Travis Pearson with 835,000.

While the field is filled mostly with fill-in-the-blank 23 year-old online phenoms, some notables do remain. Among them: Mike Sowers (481,000), Michael Binger (474,000), Phil Laak (377,000), Matt Affleck (307,500), Jason Mercier (158,000), and Thomas Marchese (54,000).

Also remaining is Gavin Griffin with 143,500. As you might recall, Griffin became the first player to capture poker’s elusive Triple CrownTM. If Griffin were to chip up and take this down, he’d become poker’s first Quadruple DiademTM winner, something he’s probably telling everyone has been a lifelong goal of his.

Among the min-cashers were Kristy Gazes, a woman, Eric Baldwin, and Shannon Shorr, not a woman. Day 1B chip leader Kim Fredrickson, also not a woman, did not cash.

Get full chip counts here.

* Photo courtesy of the PokerStars blog. Follow their always excellent reporting here.


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