2010 NAPT High Roller Bounty Shootout

Event Info

Players 49
Players Left 49

Level Info

Level 9
Blinds 4,000 / 8,000
Ante 1,000

Aggression Increasing

Ashton Griffin has really picked up the aggression since busting out Brett Richey. He's been raising a lo of hands and also three-bet shoving over other players' raises more often than he did before. Maybe he just wants to end this as fast as possible because he's still on no sleep, who knows. It is making the other players adjust and have to play back at him more, which is making the action pick up a bit.

Griffin Grabs More Chips

Scott Seiver checked the {J-Spades} {7-Spades} {6-Spades} flop, and Ashton Griffin bet 13,200. Seiver called. Seiver again checked the {A-Hearts} turn, then called a 24,000 bet. The river was the {3-Hearts}. Scott checked, and Griffin checked behind, showing {A-Spades} {9-Clubs}. Seiver mucked, and Griffin took down another pot.

Brett Richey Eliminated in 6th Place ($90,000)

Brett Richey - 6th Place
Brett Richey - 6th Place
Ashton Griffin opened to 6,000, and Richey moved all in for 75,700. Ashton asked for a count, and then made the call.

Richey: {A-Clubs} {Q-Hearts}
Griffin: {K-Clubs} {Q-Clubs}

The {4-Spades} {4-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} flop meant Griffin could now chop with a queen. The turn was the {7-Hearts}. Richey just had to dodge three kings to stay alive. No such luck when the {K-Hearts} spiked on the river. Richey picked up three bounties in the first round for $15,000 and gets $75,000 for winning his first table. Plus, after he collects his $90,000, he can go back to sleep.

Griffin further extends his chip lead, nearing the 400,000 chip mark. Griffin also gets Richey's $5,000 bounty, which has to make Scott Seiver happy. Griffin only eliminated two players at his first-round table, making him the only player who can't overtake Seiver in the most-deadly-player race. Griffin has to eliminate all four of his opponents to tie Seiver and split the $100,000 prize.

Richey Doubles Up

Richey with the double
Richey with the double
Action folded to the shortest stack at the table in Brett Richey. He moved all in for 35,300. Joe Cassidy verified the count and then made the call from the small blind.

Richey held the {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} and was in dominating position to double up against Cassidy's {A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Before any further action happened, Richey tossed over his bounty chip to Cassidy.

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Richey survived, doubling up to 75,000 chips.

Back to the Grind

Richey's turn at a nap
Richey's turn at a nap
"Someone want to tap Ashton and wake him up?" asked the announcer. Both Griffin and Brett Richey were napping in an empty row of chairs during the break. Now they'll have to keep their eyes open for another hour before dinner break.

Chip Counts at the Break

Seiver enjoying some ice cream on break
Seiver enjoying some ice cream on break
Ashton Griffin - 300,800
Joe Cassidy - 288,200
Scott Seiver - 208, 500
Hoyt Corkins - 125,600
Faraz Jaka - 82,300
Brett Richey - 44,500

You're Breaking Up

Time for a 15-minute break. After this, they'll be one more level before a dinner break.

Richey Working the Short Stack

Brett Richey checked the flop of {A-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} to Ashton Griffin. Griffin fired 2,400 and then Richey raised to 6,000. Griffin called.

The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and Richey moved all in. Griffin folded and Richey added some more chips to try and climb out of the basement.