"ElkY" On Top of Festa al Lago After Day 4

Published on October 25th, 2008 3:46 am EST

There are currently 12 players remaining in the Festa al Lago World Poker Tour tournament at the Bellagio.

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier finished Day 4 as the chipleader with about 2.04 million in total chips. Odie Dardon is in second place with 1.959 million in chips, and Will Mietz is in third place with around 1.84 million in chips.

Spots 4-12 are occupied by some very familiar names, including:

Michael DeMichele (finished 2nd to Scotty Nguyen in the 50k HORSE event at the 2008 WSOP)
Joe Sebok (stepson of Barry Greenstein, $1.6 million in lifetime cashes)
Nenad Medic (Full Tilt Poker "red" pro, took down $10k PLH Championship at 2008 WSOP)
Nam Le (nearly five million in lifetime cashes, took down Bay 101 Shooting Stars WPT event in 2006)
Andrew Robl (known as "good2cu" online, has appeared on "Poker After Dark")
Jimmy Tran ($1.2 million in total lifetime cashes)
Adam Levy (known on "Roothlus" online)

"ElkY" is going to have a tough time maintaining his chip lead through day five, as the rest of the remaining tournament field is stacked with talent.

Fortunately for Grospellier, he will have a wealth of experience to draw on if he makes it through to the final table. "ElkY" took down the 2008 PCA for $2 million dollars and also came in second in the 2007 EPT Copenhagen for $400k. He also final tabled the Grand Prix de Paris main event in May.

The remaining 12 players will all be battling it out for the first place prize of $1.411 million dollars (and the WPT title). Those who make it to the final day will be guaranteed $186k. All of the remaining 12 players will walk away with a minimum of $53k for making it this far.

Some great players hit the rail on Day 4, including:

Justin Bonomo, Scott Clements and Isaac Baron

Daniel Negreanu, who was the dominant chip leader after Day 2 of the event, was eliminated from the tournament on Day 3 - Negreanu won't be able to catch Jamie Gold as the all-time tournament cash leader just yet. Other well-known pros that hit the rail on Day 3 included Doyle Brunson, Mike Matusow and JC Tran.

The remaining 12 players will play down to six on Saturday, and the final table will take place on Sunday.


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