$245k in Bounties Announced for WPT Shooting Star

The Shooting Stars
Shooting Stars, class of 2010.

The World Poker Tour has announced the list of bounty players for their upcoming Shooting Star main event at San Jose’s Bay 101 Casino and as expected it includes some of the biggest names in poker.

In total 49 names were announced, totaling $245,000 in bounties at $5,000 per player. That number is up from the 45 bounty players who competed in the event one year ago.

Players who eliminate one of the names on this list will get a $5k prize along with a signed tee-shirt to commemorate the occasion.

The list runs the gamut of professional poker from big-name live tournament legends like Erik Seidel and Scotty Nguyen to up and coming international names like Sam Trickett and Chris Moorman.

In 2011 the WPT Shooting Star was won by Alan Sternberg, a poker pro from New York who earned $1,039,000 for the victory. He defeated a very tough final table including the WPT’s own Mike Sexton as well as past WPT Champion Vivek Rajkumar and brand-name pro Mike Matusow.

Here is the full list of bounties for the 2012 WPT Shooting Star, playing out in San Jose March 5:

  • Allen Bari
  • Liv Boeree
  • Todd Brunson
  • Allen Cunningham
  • Freddy Deeb
  • Jonathan Duhamel
  • Antonio Esfandiari
  • Will Failla
  • Andy Frankenberger
  • Chau Giang
  • Matt Giannetti
  • Barry Greenstein
  • Bertrand Grospellier
  • Tony “G” Guoga
  • Joe Hachem
  • Christian Harder
  • Jennifer Harman
  • Phil Hellmuth
  • Maria Ho
  • Linda Johnson
  • John Juanda
  • Eugene Katchalov
  • Phil Laak
  • Ben Lamb
  • Nam Le
  • Kathy Liebert
  • Erick Lindgren
  • Mike Matusow
  • Jason Mercier
  • Michael Mizrachi
  • Chris Moorman
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Men Nguyen
  • Scotty Nguyen
  • Dwyte Pilgrim
  • Marvin Rettenmaier
  • David “Chino” Rheem
  • Erik Seidel
  • Scott Seiver
  • Mike Sexton
  • Gavin Smith
  • Fabrice Soulier
  • Sam Stein
  • Alan Sternberg – Reigning Champion
  • Joe Tehan
  • Jennifer Tilly
  • Yevgeniy Timoshenko
  • JC Tran
  • David Williams

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