Silvestri, Prescott Lead at Final WSOP Circuit Stop

Allie Prescott
Allie Prescott seeking first Circuit ring.

Veteran pros Mario Silvestri and Allie Prescott lead the chip counts heading into Day 2 of the main event at the World Series of Poker Circuit Regional Championship at Harrah's New Orleans.

With the first 16 levels in the books, only 70 of the 382 runners who put up the $1,600 buy-in are left with just online pro Silvestri (aka Pwnasaurus) and veteran grinder Prescott above 300k in chips.

Despite the ongoing WPT Championship in Las Vegas several pros still made the trip to New Orleans including Allen Kessler, Chad Brown, Adam "Roothlus" Levy, WSOP November Niner John Dolan, WSOPC kingpin Dwyte Pilgrim and rising WSOPC star Kyle Cartwright.

Of that group only Pilgrim and Levy managed to make it to Day 2. Pilgrim sits just behind the leaders with 160k chips and Levy is hanging on with just 38k.

The rest of the top 10 looks like this:

1 Mario Silvestri 371,500

2 Allie Prescott 304,000

3 Todd Wood 238,400

4 Brian Heptinstall 214,300

5 Matthew Waxman 213,400

6 Joshua Evans 204,300

7 Michael Traylor 196,300

8 Jacob Bazeley 196,100

9 Billy McBrayer 187,700

10 Jared Ingles 182,200

Total prize pool for the event is $550,060 with $121,017 reserved for the champion. The winner will also earn a WSOP Circuit gold ring and an automatic seat in the WSOP Circuit National Championship set to begin in Las Vegas May 27.

Two more days of play are left, starting at 2 p.m today in New Orleans.

Harrah’s New Orleans is the final stop of the 2010/2011 WSOPC season and will be capped with the nationally televised $10k No Limit Hold'em Regional Championship beginning Thursday.

Below are the results from the completed events so far at Harrah's New Orleans:

Event #1: John Christian (Baton Rouge, LA) defeated 473 players and won $28,288 in $355 NLHE
Event #2: John Holley (Destin, FL) defeated 96 players and won $8,380 in $355 MIX POT-LIMIT
Event #3: Danny Doucet (Lafayette, LA) defeated 312 players and won $21,116 in $355 NLHE
Event #4: Brian Walsingham (Atlanta, GA) defeated 423 players and won $26,801 in $355 NLHE
Event #5: Zhen Cai (Daytona Beach, FL) defeated 293 players and won $33,753 in $355 NLHE
Event #6: Walter B. Wright (Las Vegas, NV) defeated 101 players and won $14,544 in $565 PLO
Event #7: Tom Franklin (Gulfport, MS) defeated 646 players and won $38,139 in $355 NLHE
Event #8: Brian Walsingham (Atlanta, GA) defeated 356 players and won $78,604 in $1085 NLHE

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