Wednesday, March 6, 2013

On the Money Bubble in the Shooting Star Main Event

With 64 players remaining and top 63 players getting paid, we are officially on the money bubble.

Brandon Meyers Dodging Bullets in the High Roller

Brandon Meyers

Approaching the Money Bubble in the Shooting Star Main Event

With 73 players remaining, we are quickly approaching the money bubble.

The final 63 players will finish in the money, earning at least $15,110.

Dinner Break on Day 2

With the completion of 1,200-2,400 blinds, the remaining players from Day 2 of the $7,500 Shooting Star Championship are now on their one-hour dinner break.

Play will resume at approximately 6:45pm PST.

Photos: Father of the Year with Antonio Esfandiari

Antonio Esfandiari gets a massage from his father during Day 2 of Shooting Star.

The Shooting Star $25,000 High Roller Event is Underway!

The starting table of the $25,000 High Roller Event.
The $25,000 Shooting Star High Roller event is now underway.

Players start with 50,000 in chips and the levels are one-hour in length.

Registration will remain open for the first six levels.

Christian Harder Leads the Day 2 Field

With just under 120 players remaining in the field, Christian Harder has emerged as the chip leader on Day 2 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star.

Currently, Harder sits on just over 600,000 chips with the blinds at 1,200-2,400 with a 400 ante.

Photos: Shooting Star Day 2 Afternoon Photo Blog

Mike Matusow (right) watches as the dealer puts out the river. Matusow would make a straight to triple up.
Jason Somerville shows off his Bounty Medal plus the one he earned for eliminating Tom Marchese.
Phil Hellmuth chats with Chamath Palihapitiya in between hands on Day 2.
The always relaxed Antonio Esfandiari at the Bay 101 Live Stream Feature Table.
Jen Harman and Jason Mercier chat on Day 2 of the Shooting Star.
Antonio Esfandiari is all smiles as he puts Eric Nguyen all-in early on Day 2.

Photos: Jason Somerville Earns a Bounty

As the rest of the room goes on break, Jason Somerville (left) collects the last of Tom Marchese's chips.

A bounty himself, Somerville earned $2,500 for his knockout.

First Break on Day 2 of the Shooting Star Main Event

The players on Day 2 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event are now on their first break of the day.

There are now 189 players remaining and the average chip stack is 102,100.

When play resumes, the blinds will be increased to 800-1,600 with a 200 ante.

Play is scheduled to continue today until approximately 2am.

Shooting Star Championship Prize Pool & Payouts

Place Prize
1st $1,138,350
2nd $666,740
3rd $435,610
4th $295,590
5th $208,910
6th $162,240
7th $124,460
8th $91,120
9th $64,450
10th-12th $48,890
13th-15th $37,780
16th-18th $31,110
19th-27th $26,670
28th-36th $22,670
37th-45th $19,120
46th-54th $16,890
55th-63rd $15,110

A Quick Start for Christian Harder

Jonathan Duhamel (right) can't help but smile as Christian Harder rakes in another pot early on Day 2.

Day 2 of the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star is Underway and Streaming Live!

Cards are back in the air on Day 2 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event.

The blinds are currently 600-1,200 with a 200 ante.

You can watch the live stream of the Feature Table by clicking on

Videos: Shooting Star Championship - Day 1B