5/19, 3:48pm: WE HAVE A WINNER!
DUANE HUGHES from Michigan is the OPEN 20 Mohegan Sun National Champion! Duane's Ace Jack came from behind against Dave's Ace Queen in the final hand to secure the victory.
Full results from THE PIT as well as more photos are on the way!
5/19, 3:35pm: We are now HEADS UP! The battle begins as DUANE HUGHES from Michigan and DAVE TREMBLAY from New Jersey are locked in a one on one matchup!
Your Top 8 finishers to this point are:
8th: Steven Pheasant
7th: Alex Vasquez
6th: Edward Walker
5th: James McKnight
4th: Penny Zagami
3rd: Lugene Garrett
5/19, 3:20pm: HUGE UPDATE!!! We have just 4 PLAYERS REMAINING in the National Championships!
The picture below is a live look in as play continues...more to come!
5/19, 2:15pm: We have one table remaining!!! 10 players are left with 8 taking home the prizes. STAY TUNED!!
5/19, 1:30pm: The Finals is down to 19 players! Break has just begun with two tables left in the National Championships.
Blinds will be 15,000/30,000 once break concludes, and we will be updating this blog with more as players are eliminated.
5/19, 9:15am: The National Championship FINALS is down to a handful of players as the action continues into Day 2 at 11:00am.
Stay tuned for full results, as well as images from this awesome event!
5/18, 12:30pm: The FINALS are now under way with Flight #1, as over 110 players are now competing to get to Day 2 and their shot at the title of National Champion!
Flight #2 will begin at 4:00pm. Both flights will end with players returning tomorrow, where the winner will be determined!
5/18, 9:00am: The Quarter and Semifinals are complete - now it is time for the National Championship FINALS!
Two flights (12 & 4pm) will take place today, with each running approximately 6 hours of play. The remaining players reconvene on Tuesday at 11am to determine the winner.
The winner gets the unique distinction of being the first of two players who will earn packages to Las Vegas to compete heads-up for the National Championship plaque and the first place prize ($5,000 WSOP Package).
Keep it here all day as we will be updating throughout!
5/17, 1:30pm: The National Championship Quarterfinals are underway! Each table plays down to two players, who then advance to the Semifinals later today.