After a long day of poker action, the Feature Event: $1,650 NLH Bounties has seen dozens of players hit the rail as only 32 players now remain. Each of these players will be guaranteed at least $3,000, while it is the $119,500 first place prize that all are gunning for.
The feature event was unique in that once the field was dwindled down to 32, there was a redraw and the format of the event changed to a shootout tournament.
Some of the players who didn’t manage to make it even close to the shootout stage of the event included Maria Ho, Barry Greenstein, Roberto Romanello, Vitaly Lunkin and Mel Judah.
It took almost 12 hours to make it to the final 32 and in the end it was Mark Montague who was the unlucky bubble boy. Once the shootout stage was set, the players bagged up their chips and the tables for Sunday’s Day 2 were arranged. There was a seeded redraw based on chip counts, with a sliding scale used to organize the 4 tables of 8 players. The table lineup can be seen in the post below.
Starting the final day with the most chips will be Melanie Weisner, returning with a whopping 241,100 in chips. Joining Weisner as the chip leader of their respective tables includes Jamie Pickering, Hans Dorn and Mark Betts.
The remaining 32 players will be hitting the felt at 12:10 pm local time tomorrow and PokerNews will be on the rail as the feature event plays towards crowning a champion. Don’t forget that tomorrow’s coverage also includes the commencing of the $10,600 Aussie Millions Main Event, along with all the high-stakes action of the $100,000 Challenge. That’s a Wrap!