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Obrestad Leads Final 13 at Festa
Just 13 players remain in the WPT Festa al Lago main event and Annette Obrestad leads them all once again.
The Norwegian poker phenom dropped to around the average stack at Bellagio after sitting among the leaders at the start of Day 3, but came back today to take the lead and become the first player past the two million chip mark.
WPT Legends of Poker champ Andy Frankenberger, 2006 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Madsen and the perpetually short stacked Allen Kessler, who actually tied for the most cashes at the 2010 WSOP, are close.
John Monette, Noah Schwartz, Bobby Suer, WSOP Main Event tenth place finisher Brandon Steven, WPT Spanish Championship winner Randall Flowers, Skip Wilson, Michael Benvenuti, John Krpan, and Jason Koon round out the final 13.
335 players entered the event creating a $3,249,500 prize pool with $831,500 set aside for first.
Day 5 will begin at 12 p.m. PT Monday with plans to play down to the final six.
The 2010 WPT Festa al Lago main event runs through Oct. 20.
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Here's how they'll stack up coming in:
1 Annette Obrestad 2,009,000
2 Andy Frankenberger 1,820,00
3 Jeff Madsen 1,500,000
4 Allen Kessler 1,275,000
5 John Monnette 1,271,000
6 Noah Schwartz 1,137,000
7 Bobby Suer 1,129,000
8 Brandon Steven 977,000
9 Randal Flowers 691,000
10 Skip Wilson 531,000
11 Michael Benvenuti 530,000
12 John Krpan 397,000
13 Jason Koon 396,000