Dwan, Reiss & Negreanu Confirmed for WPT Shooting Star, Entire List Revealed

Tournament Director Matt Savage unveils the 50 bounty targets.

From pro players with bounties on their heads to the rowdy rail, the $7500 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star is, by many accounts, one of the most unique (and fun) stops on the entire WPT. Part of that is amateurs mixing it up with the pros and trying to capture a $2500 cash-on-the-spot reward for knocking one of the selected fifty “stars” out of the tournament.

That, and a signed T-shirt.

It’s the job of Matt Savage to deem who is “Star” worthy and get them to commit to being at Bay 101. He’s finally got it on lock and so, here it is: The list of pro players who will be in San Jose, CA this March trying to dodge the local bounty hunters while attempting to take down what will likely be a $1m first place prize.

1. Aaron Massey – over 1.5 million in career tournament earnings
2. Allen Cunningham – 5-time WSOP bracelet winner
3. Allen Kessler – 2013 HPT Player of the Year
4. Ana Marquez – Spanish pro with nearly $1m in career tournament earnings
5. Antonio Esfandiari – 3-time WSOP bracelet winner, 2-time WPT champion, #1 All Time Money List
6. Blair Hinkle – WSOP bracelet winner
7. Bruce Buffer – the voice of the UFC Octogon
8. Carlos Mortensen – 2001 WSOP Main Event Champ, 3 time WPT champion
9. Chris Moorman – multi-time #1 ranked online player, over $10m in online earnings
10. Dan Shak – Premiere League VI winner, 2012 Aussie Millions $100k Challenge winner
11. Daniel Negreanu – 6-time WSOP bracelet winner, 2 time WPT champion, 2013 WSOP POY
12. David Chiu – 5-time WSOP bracelet winner, WPT champion
13. Dominik Nitsche – WSOP bracelet winner, WPT champion, LAPT champion
14. Erik Seidel – 8-time WSOP bracelet winner, WPT champion
15. Eugene Katchalov – WSOP bracelet winner, WPT champion
16. Faraz Jaka – 2-time WSOP bracelet winner
17. Greg Mueller – 2-time WSOP bracelet winner
18. Jason Koon – over $2.4m in career tournament earnings
19. Jason Mercier – 2-time WSOP bracelet winner, EPT champion
20. Jay Farber – 2013 WSOP Main Event runner-up
21. JC Tran – 2-time WSOP bracelet winner, WPT champion
22. Jennifer Harman – 2-time WSOP bracelet winner
23. Jennifer Tilly – WSOP bracelet winner, bone fide movie star
24. Joe Hachem – 2005 WSOP Main Event Champion, WPT champion
25. Joe Serock – over $2.3m in career tournament earnings
26. John Juanda – 5-time WSOP bracelet winner
27. Jonathan Duhamel – 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion
28. Kyle Julius – over $2.5m in career tournament earnings
29. Loni Harwood – WSOP bracelet winner
30. Ludovic Lacay – French pro with over $3.2m in career tournament earnings
31. Maria Ho – Commentator for the HPT with over $1.5m in career tournament earnings
32. Marvin Rettemeier – 2-time WPT Champion
33. Matt Salsberg – WPT Champion, writer/producer for TV show “Weeds”
34. Michael Mizrachi – 3-time WSOP bracelet winner, 2-time WPT champ
35. Mike Matusow – 4-time WSOP bracelet winner
36. Mike Sexton – WSOP bracelet winner, host of the WPT television show
37. Nam Le – WPT champion
38. Noah Schwartz – WSOP bracelet winner, WPT champion
39. Paul Volpe – 3rd place in 2013 WPT Shooting Stars, over $2.3m in career tournament earnings
40. Phil Hellmuth – 1989 WSOP Main Event Champion, 13-time WSOP bracelet winner
41. Phil Laak – WSOP bracelet winner, WPT champion
42. Ravi Raghavan – WPT champion
43. Ryan Riess – 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion
44. Scotty Nguyen – 5-time WSOP bracelet winner, WPT champion
45. Todd Brunson – WSOP bracelet winner
46. Tom Dwan – over $2.3m in career tournament earnings, confirmed sicko
47. Tony Dunst – WPT champion, Host of the WPT Raw Deal segment
48. Vanessa Selbst – 2-time WSOP bracelet winner, 2-time NAPT champion, confirmed sicko
49. Will Failla – WPT champion
50. Yevginy Timoshenko – WPT champion

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