BAY 101 SHOOTING STAR

March 10-14 | Bay 101 | San Jose, California
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Live Tournament Updates

Day 1A Plan

Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The first half of the field today will play for 10 one-hour levels. There will be 10-minute breaks between every level.

Sorted In: Bay 101 Shooting Star, Bay 101, Season VI
11:24 AM, 03/10/08

Stacked Tables

Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Table 24 looks to be the toughest on day 1A here at the Bay 101 Casino. Here is a list of the players seated together: Quinn Do, Jonathan Little, David Tran, Jerry Yang, and J.J. Liu.

Sorted In: Bay 101 Shooting Star, Bay 101, Season VI
11:21 AM, 03/10/08

Little vs. Liu

Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

J.J. Liu raises 125 and Jonathan Little makes the call. The big blind also calls and the flop rolls out AdiamondQdiamond10diamond. Liu bets 400 and Little makes the call. The big blind folds and the 4spade falls on the turn. Both players check and the river brings the 3club. Liu checks, Little bets 1,000, and Liu makes the call. Little opens up his hand to reveal AspadeKdiamond. Last years runner-up, Liu, mucks and takes a hit early.

Sorted In: Bay 101 Shooting Star, Bay 101, Season VI
11:17 AM, 03/10/08

Allen Kessler Takes a Bigger Hit

Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Allen Kessler just picked up pocket kings but was cracked on the river when his opponent's 7-4 offsuit made an open-ended straight. He now has 11,000.

Sorted In: Bay 101 Shooting Star, Bay 101, Season VI
11:15 AM, 03/10/08

Allen Kessler Takes a Small Hit

Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

On one of the first few hands of play, Allen Kessler took a small hit holding pocket queens against his opponents' pocket kings and pocket aces. The board came pretty low with three diamonds on the turn and every player held a diamond. But it was checked down and Kessler avoided losing a bit pot.

Sorted In: Bay 101 Shooting Star, Bay 101, Season VI
11:13 AM, 03/10/08

Some of the Details

Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

There are 16 tables in play and approximately 146 players in today's field. Here are the shooting stars currently in action: Chad Brown Todd Brunson John Cernuto Hoyt Corkins Bill Edler Layne Flack Chau Giang Gavin Griffin Gus Hansen Kenna James John Juanda Nam Le Kathy Liebert J.J. Liu Mike Mizrachi Men Nguyen David Pham Vanessa Rousso Joe Sebok Erik Seidel J.C. Tran David Williams Roy Winston Jerry Yang

Sorted In: Bay 101 Shooting Star, Bay 101, Season VI
11:07 AM, 03/10/08

Shooting Star Introductions

Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Today's shooting star players are now being introduced to not only the rest of the field, but the heavily packed rail as well. Every player is getting a lengthy introduction from Chuck Thompson, including a full list of all major poker accomplishments.

Sorted In: Bay 101 Shooting Star, Bay 101, Season VI
11:00 AM, 03/10/08

Late Start

Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Things were a bit hectic here in San Jose to start the day. But the bell has sounded and the players are in their seats ready to go. The tournament director announces to his dealers nine times that "the button is in seat 8!" and after several mis-deals are pulled back, the action finally gets started. Shuffle up and deal.

Sorted In: Bay 101 Shooting Star, Bay 101, Season VI
10:51 AM, 03/10/08

WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Begins at 10:30 am PT

Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

By BJ Nemeth The World Poker Tour has arrived in San Jose, California for the 12th annual Bay 101 Shooting Star tournament. This is a unique tournament on the WPT schedule, with 50 "Shooting Stars" playing in the field with $5,000 bounties on their heads. The buy in is $10,000, and if you bust a Shooting Star, you get half of it back. Bust two, and you're effectively freerolling. The Shooting Stars include the past two champions of this event, Ted Forrest (2007) and Nam Le (2006). Last year's WPT Final Table featured a dramatic heads-up battle between Forrest and J.J. Liu (who was pregnant at the time). Liu's second place finish was the highest by a female in a WPT event until Van Nguyen won the WPT Celebrity Invitational a week ago. Liu returns this year as a Shooting Star. Each table starts play with at least one Shooting Star, so every player in the field is guaranteed a shot at the $5,000 bounty. There is an additional $10,000 reward for the Day 1 chipleader and the Day 2 chipleader. Speaking of Day 1, there will be two of them. There are only 25 tables set aside for the tournament, and each will start with 10 players (for a maximum field of 250 each day, 500 overall). We'll post a complete list of each day's Shooting Stars after play begins. Action is scheduled to begin at 10:30 pm PT, and Days 1a and 1b will play ten 60-minute levels, with a one-hour dinner break around 5:00 pm PT. The blind structure switches to 90-minute levels on Day 2. Stay tuned to WorldPokerTour.com for complete live coverage, with chip counts, photos, and video interviews with Kimberly Lansing.

Sorted In: Bay 101 Shooting Star, Bay 101, Season VI
02:54 AM, 03/10/08

 

RANKING

1
Brandon Cantu
$1,000,000
2
Steve Sung
$585,000
3
Jennifer Harman
$330,000
4
Noah Jefferson
$265,000
5
Mike Baker
$200,000
6
John Phan
$135,000

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Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $1,000,000
2 $585,000
3 $330,000
4 $265,000
5 $200,000
6 $135,000
7 - 8 $68,000
9 - 10 $44,000
11 - 12 $33,000
13 - 18 $24,000
19 - 24 $20,000
25 - 30 $16,000
31 - 36 $13,500
37 - 45 $10,000

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 25-50 0
2 50-100 0
3 75-150 0
4 100-200 0
5 100-200 25
6 150-300 50
7 200-400 50
8 250-500 50
9 300-600 75
10 400-800 100
11 500-1,000 100
12 600-1,200 200
13 800-1,600 200
14 1,000-2,000 300
15 1,200-2,400 400
16 1,500-3,000 500
17 2,000-4,000 500
18 2,500-5,000 500
19 3,000-6,000 1,000
20 4,000-8,000 1,000
21 5,000-10,000 1,000
22 6,000-12,000 2,000
23 8,000-16,000 2,000
24 10,000-20,000 3,000
25 12,000-24,000 4,000
26 15,000-30,000 5,000
27 20,000-40,000 5,000
28 25,000-50,000 5,000
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