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2006 Festa al Lago, End of Day 2 Results

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The Bellagio's annual fall tournament, the Festa al Lago World Poker Tour Championship Event, is in full swing. Going into Day 3, sixty-four contenders remained, from a field of 433 entrants, with a mix of professionals and lesser-known players in the lead. The top ten chip leaders were as follows:

  • Brandi Hawbaker, 541,000
  • Brandon Cantu, 396,400
  • James Van Alstyne, 350,500
  • Annand Ramdin, 258,000
  • Alex Jacob, 251,000
  • Steve Wong, 250,000
  • Can Hua, 248,400
  • Stan Wasserkrug, 241,000
  • Sven Vestland, 216,200
  • Nick Schulman, 216,100

Also near the lead were Tim Phan, 213,000, Jennifer Harman, 213,000, Fred Goldberg, 206,000, Mimi Tran, 185,200, Andreas Walnum, 182,200 and Steve Zotolow, 180,300.

Other pros still in contention included Erik Seidel, Chip Jett, John Esposito, Layne Flack, and Carlos Mortensen. Most notably, Alex Jacob, winner of the just-wrapped United States Poker Championship at the Taj Mahal, was among those gunning for the lead.

Players eliminated on the first two days included Jordan Morgan, runner up at the USPC, Jean-Robert Bellande, Daniel Negreanu, Evelyn Ng, Fabrice Soulier, Joe Bartholdi, Huck Seed, Phil Ivey and Hassan Habib.

The tournament pays 100 spots. The following players finished in the money on Day 2, each earning $12,500:

  • Nick Cassavetes (65th place)
  • Brian Townsend
  • Paul Alterman
  • Ben Callinan
  • Tom Schneider
  • Curt Kohlberg
  • Johan Storakers
  • Chris Crockett
  • Mike Matusow
  • George Abdullah
  • Arthur Hernandez
  • Bill Vosti
  • Jonathan Weinbach
  • Alvin Zeidenfeld
  • David Benyamine
  • Billy Miller
  • Kenny Tran
  • Matthew Wolf
  • Amir Nurani
  • Anh Van Nguyen
  • Dmitry Rakovsky
  • John Hoang
  • Peter Feldman
  • Richard Tatalovich
  • Adam Joens
  • Thor Hansen
  • Clint Kretzmeir
  • David Pham
  • Elia Ahadian
  • Gerson Mosbacher
  • Phillippe Rouas
  • Flaminio Malaguti
  • James English
  • Isabelle Mercier
  • Anthony Cousineau
  • Chad Layne (100th place)

In addition to the $12,525 for 51st-100th place, prize money payouts are scheduled as follows:

1st $1,090,025 (includes $25,500 seat in WPT Championship Event at Bellagio on April 21, 2007)
2. - $542,700
3. - $292,220
4. - $187,745
5. - $125,240
6. - $83,490
7. - $75,145
8. - $66,795
9. - $58,445
10. - $50,095
11-15. - $41,745
16-20. - $33,395
21-30. - $25,050
31-40. - $20,875
41-50. - $16,700

Play is scheduled to conclude tomorrow, Thurs. Oct. 19th. Stay tuned to this space for final table results.

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