WSOP National Championship

Welcome to Day 1 of the National Championship

This 2012 WSOP Bracelet will got the National Champion.
This 2012 WSOP Bracelet will got the National Champion.

Day 1 of the World Series of Poker National Championship has finally arrived. The best of the best have qualified for the tournament and many players have worked the entire year to get to this point. One hundred WSOPC qualifiers gained free entry to the event and the top 100 WSOP POY qualifiers from the past two years can buy in for $10,000.

Players could qualify a few different ways; each Main Event winner from a WSOPC stop qualified, the overall casino points leader from each stop qualified, the top 84 points earners form the WSOP Circuit and the top 100 WSOP POY points earners.

The field will be playing for a juice-free prize pool that could have up to a $1 million added from the WSOP POY players. The added value of coveted ESPN camera time will be a factor when the event airs on August 7, 2012 as two, one-hour episodes.

The biggest names in poker like Michael Mizrachi, Ben Lamb and Phil Hellmuth will take to the felt against WSOPC stars like Kyle Cartwright, David Clark and Amanda Musumeci.

WSOPC Main Event Champions Kurt Jewel, Tripp Kirk, Freddy Deeb will have the big game experience to compete with Roland Israelashvili and Sam Trickett.

This 2011 National Championship launched Sam Barnhart into the national spotlight and is the cornerstone of his poker resume.

At the start of action today there are 19 tables to start. Late registration will be open through just two levels instead of the normal four - 2:55 p.m.

Cards will be in the air promptly at 12:00 p.m. PST in the Brasilia Room. Follow all the Day 1 action live on

List of WSOP POY Qualifiers

PlayerWSOP POY Points
Michael Mizrachi1,195.8
Ben Lamb1,019.83
Shawn Buchanan973.37
Phil Hellmuth888.9
John Juanda837.35
Chris Moorman833.45
Jonathan Duhamel740.13
John Racener728.13
David Bakes Baker712.43
Frank Kassela711.75
Richard Ashby692.23
Steve Billirakis665.89
Jason Somerville637.25
Brian Rast615.25
Daniel Idema613.63
Eugene Katchalov610.25
Bertrand Grospellier602.25
Jeffrey Papola597
Tristan Wade585.33
Pius Heinz570
Jason Mercier558.58
Matthew Matros557.63
Daniel Kelly554.3
Sam Trickett528.3
Michael Chow520.33
Allen Kessler509.75
Valdemar Kwaysser494.75
Vladimir Schhemelev492
Joseph Cheong490.63
Men Nguyen490.5
David ODB Baker490.33
Joe Ebanks490
David Chiu487.33
Owais Ahmed478.83
Mikhail Lakhitov478.6
Tomer Berda476.15
Sam Stein474.88
Mitch Schock450.31
Eric Buchman449
Miguel Proulx448.75
Martin Staszko446
Jake Cody445.23
Christian Harder440.75
David Peters438.88
Daniel Alaei438.3
Matt Jarvis432
Tom Dwan421.09
Sean Getzwiller419.51
James Dempsey417.5
Ian Gordon416.25
PlayerWSOP POY Points
George Lind415.43
Will Failla414.13
Gavin Smith405.63
Amir Lehavot402.75
Nick Schulman397.8
Joshua Tieman396.25
Alexander Kostritsyn394.45
Mark Radoja394.38
Allen Bari387.81
Matt Glantz386.13
Jarred Solomon385.63
Maxwell Troy385.25
David Bach384.25
Elio Fox382.5
Mark Schmid378.25
Ayaz Mahmood378
Nick Binger377.5
Matt Keikoan377
David Doc Sands373.7
Yevgeniy Timoshenko371.63
Arkadiy Tsinis366.88
Jason Dewitt366.25
Fabrice Soulier365.63
Robert Mizrachi365.1
Matt Marafioti364
Steve Landfish359.45
Maxim Lykox358.88
Chris Bjorin354.63
Jon Turner350.78
Sammy Farha348.75
John Dolan344.55
Pascal LeFrancois341.25
Viacheslav Zhukov340
Victor Ramdin339.51
Joshua Brikis338.05
Nicolas Fierro335.25
Gabriel Nassif334.38
Scott Montgomery334
Kirill Rabstov329.53
Jesse Rockowitz325.5
Peter Gelencser322
David Diaz321.35
Tyler Bonkowski321.25
Eric Cloutier321.2
Michael Michnik319.38
Owen Crowe316.85
Vitaly Lunkin313.8
Steve Sung311.8
Eric Rodawig311.5
Sami Kelopuro311.25

List of WSOPC Qualifiers

David NicholsonBossier City Main Event Champion
David ClarkWSOPC Points Qualifier
Michael SchneiderWSOPC Points Qualifier
Daniel BlakemanWSOPC Points Qualifier
Alexandru MasekWSOPC Points Qualifier
Mark "Pegasus" SmithSouthern Indiana Casino Champion
Tripp KirkHarrah's St. Louis Main Event Champion
Daniel LoweryWSOPC Points Qualifier
Michael RosenbachLake Tahoe Casino Champion
Kurt JewellHarrah's Tunica Main Event Champion
Robert CastoireSouthern Indian Main Event Champion
Justin GardenhireWSOPC Points Qualifier
Charles "Woody" MooreWSOPC Points Qualifier
Drazen IlichHammond Casino Champion
Kyle CartwrightWSOPC Points Qualifier
Raja KattamuriChoctaw Casino Champion
Chris ParsonsWSOPC Points Qualifier
Stephen KatsWSOPC Points Qualifier
Dejuante AlexanderWSOPC Points Qualifier
Kevin CalenzoCaesars Palace Main Event Champion
Mark KroonWSOPC Points Qualifier
Michael SandersWSOPC Points Qualifier
Benjamin KramerWSOPC Points Qualifier
Rex ClinkscalesWSOPC Points Qualifier
James ManningWSOPC Points Qualifier
Abraham ArayaChoctaw Main Event Champion
Jerry ArdWSOPC Points Qualifier
John FaggWSOPC Points Qualifier
Matthew ChangWSOPC Points Qualifier
Scott DaviesWSOPC Points Qualifier
Andrew BarberWSOPC Points Qualifier
Ryan GentryWSOPC Points Qualifier
Ryan EriquezzoCaesars AC Main Event Champion
AP PhahuratWSOPC Points Qualifier
John HarrisWSOPC Points Qualifier
Freddy DeebThe Bicycle Casino Main Event Champion
Joseph KuetherHarrah's Rincon Main Event Champion
Joshua EvansWSOPC Points Qualifier
Yung HwangWSOPC Points Qualifier
Peter IppolitoWSOPC Points Qualifier
Jerry MonroeIP Biloxi Main Event Champion
William PhillipsWSOPC Points Qualifier
Russell IvyWSOPC Points Qualifier
Dan NatarelliWSOPC Points Qualifier
Peter MavroWSOPC Points Qualifier
Paul SokoloffWSOPC Points Qualifier
Huy NguyenWSOPC Points Qualifier
Katherine BowenWSOPC Points Qualifier
Everett CarltonWSOPC Points Qualifier
Amanda MusumeciWSOPC Points Qualifier
Brent CarterWSOPC Points Qualifier
Felicia JohnicoWSOPC Points Qualifier
Tuan PhanHarrah's AC Main Event Champion
Roland IsraelashviliWSOPC Points Qualifier
Jamie KerstetterWSOPC Points Qualifier
Jennifer ParrishWSOPC Points Qualifier
Jonas MackoffHarrah's Rincon Casino Champion
Adam LaskeyWSOPC Points Qualifier
Tim BurtWSOPC Points Qualifier
Jacob NaquinWSOPC Points Qualifier
Roman ValersteinWSOPC Points Qualifier
Joseph HebdaWSOPC Points Qualifier
Drew DumanksiWSOPC Points Qualifier
Brett SchwertleyWSOPC Points Qualifier
Robert ParkerWSOPC Points Qualifier
Chris TrybaWSOPC Points Qualifier
Brandon FishWSOPC Points Qualifier
Jeffrey FielderWSOPC Points Qualifier
Aaron MasseyWSOPC Points Qualifier
Steven TabbWSOPC Points Qualifier
Beverly CheneyWSOPC Points Qualifier
Joshua PenderWSOPC Points Qualifier
Leroy SpiresWSOPC Points Qualifier
Mark BonsackWSOPC Points Qualifier
Drew WoodkeWSOPC Points Qualifier
Christopher GamboaBossier City Casino Champion
Bryan DevonshireWSOPC Points Qualifier
Jeremy BurlesonWSOPC Points Qualifier
Jeremy DreweryWSOPC Points Qualifier
Michael SouzaWSOPC Points Qualifier
Jonathan SorscherWSOPC Points Qualifier
Matthew WeberHarrah's Tunica Casino Champion
Justin TruesdellHarrah's New Orleans Main Event Champion
Christopher BonnHarrah's Chester Main Event Champion
Gary BoldenCaesars Palace Casino Champion
Bryan SchultzLake Tahoe Main Event Champion
Robert ChowHammond Main Event Champion
James HarndenPalm Beach Main Event Champion
Scott StankoCouncil Bluffs Main Event Champion
Brandon CroftCaesars AC Casino Champion
Gene DudekIP Biloxi Casino Champion
Kevin McColganHarrah's Chester Casino Champion
Dominic GabaldonHarrah's New Orleans Casino Champion
Hao LeHarrah's AC Casino Champion
Charles FlettPalm Beach Casino Champion
Michael NellisCouncil Bluffs Casino Champion
Nikolas StoneHarrah's St. Louis Casino Champion
Huy QuachThe Bicycle Casino Champion
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