Matt Affleck, Annette Obrestad At Top of Leaderboard After Day 2 of WPT Festa al Lago

Published on October 17th, 2010 10:33 am EST

Matt Affleck in the Mariners jerseyMatt Affleck finished Day 2 of the WPT (World Poker Tour) Festa al Lago main event with 585,300 chips, which is good for the chip lead heading into Day 3 on Sunday.

The always dangerous Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad finished with 536,800 in chips, while Trevor Pope (386,200), Owen Crowe (360,000) and Michael Benvenuti (284,500) round out the top five largest stacks heading into Sunday's action.

You may remember Matt Affleck from the 2010 World Series of Poker main event. Affleck was in great shape to make it to the final table, but was eliminated in heart-breaking fashion in 15th place by Jonathan Duhamel.


A total of 335 players signed up to play in the Festa al Lago main event this year, which ended up creating a total prize pool of $3,224,000. The top 50 spots will pay, with the eventual winner taking home $831,500 (plus a seat to the $25,000 WPT Championship) and the runner-up walking away with $564,200.

99 of the original 335 entrants are still alive after Day 2. Some of the more recognizable names that are still alive include:

David Williams, 278,300
Jeff Madsen, 269,200
Men Nguyen, 263,500
Daniel Alaei, 217,700
Barry Greenstein, 217,600
Jimmy Fricke, 204,900
Vanessa Selbst, 203,500
Chad Batista, 116,000
Matt Marafioti, 86,700
Lauren Kling, 74,400
Daniel Negreanu, 62,100
Gavin Smith, 40,500
Maria Ho, 38,800
Allen Kessler, 18,700


Day 3 will get underway at 12 pm (local time) on Sunday afternoon.




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