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Five Star Poker Classic Has Another Winner

Fields Remain Strong as the $25,000 Championship Approaches

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The Bellagio Five Star World Poker Classic continues this afternoon with the conclusion of the $3,120 no-limit hold'em event and the start of the $5,180 no-limit event. The series concludes with the weeklong $25,000 World Poker Tour Championship that starts Saturday.

The $5,180 event starts at noon.

Yesterday, the $2,620 no-limit hold'em event was won by Jesse Martin. He won $289,740 for outlasting 330 players. It is his biggest cash to date, although he does have cashes of $23,825 and $33,197 in 2005.

Scott Clements, who has tournament winnings totaling near $1 million, took second in the event. He won $163,205. This is Clements' second big cash of the year. He earned $151,873 for an eighth-place finish at the WPT PokerStars.com Caribbean Adventure in January.

Paul Spitalnic finished third, winning $81,605, which is his biggest tournament cash. Paul Alterman was the fourth-place finisher. He won $26,625. Finishing fifth was online pro Noah Boeken, who took $34,975 for his victory.

Please click here to see the entire winners list.

Today's event, which starts back up again at 3 p.m., has 15 players still remaining. They include Erick Lindgren, James "Krazy Kanuck" Worth, Anna Wroblewski, Mads Anderson, and Peter Feldman.

Here are the remaining players with chip stacks and seating assignments:

Table one

  • Shawn Cunix - $63,000
  • Erick Lindgren - $260,000
  • James Mankwski - $85,500
  • Colin Gorden - $28,500
  • Abel Meijberg - $368,000
  • Tom Koral - $118,000
  • Casper Dahl Nausen - $43,000
  • Richard Talerico - $222,000

Table two

  • Jonathan Dull - $76,000
  • Jimmy Tran - $36,500
  • Cody Slaubaugh - $63,000
  • James "Krazy Kanuck" Worth - $26,000
  • Anna Wroblewski - $197,500
  • Mads Anderson - $227,000
  • Peter Feldman - $129,500

CardPlayer.com will be there top provide live updates of the contest. Click here to view the page to follow the poker action. Also, click here to view the entire list of Five Star World Poker Classic tournaments, where links to past results and live updates for each event can be found.