The World Poker Tour Festa al Lago continues to be a favorite sto

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 23, 2009 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

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Not that you need many excuses to visit the Bellagio, but with its deep-stack format, and $15,000 entry-fee the Festa al Lago tends to draw poker’s mega-stars to its doors each and every year. This year’s tournament saw a total of 275 runners –down considerably from last year’s numbers of 368– who will be competing for over $4 million in prize-money –First place being worth over $1.2 million.

98 players remain going into Day 3 of the event, and there are some big names sitting atop the leader-board:

Mark Seif currently sits in 2nd place with 473k; Dutch Boyd is nipping at his heels with 453k; David Pham has 365k, good for 7th; and still alive are names like Chau Giang, Justin Bonomo, Mike Matusow, Freddy Deeb, Andy Bloch, Todd Brunson, Chris Ferguson, Josh Arieh, Prahlad Friedman, Barry Greenstein, Kathy Liebert, and Phil Ivey.

Play will resume at noon PDT.

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