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Shannon Shorr Leads Going Into Day 2 of the $5K Prelim at Bellagio

Final 16 is Stacked With Professionals Vying For $337,000

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Shannon Shorr, ChipleaderYesterday's field of 179 in the penultimate $5,000 preliminary event of the Five-Star World Poker Classic created a prize pool just short of $900,000. After 14 hours of grueling play, the field made the money at 18 and finished the day with 16 of the world's best, all vying for the first place prize of $337,000.

Here are the complete chip counts heading into the final day.

Shannon Shorr - 209,000
Bill Blanda - 197,500
Danny Wong - 130,000
Lee Watkinson - 117,000
Joe Graziano - 87,000
Nick Binger - 85,500
Keith Carter - 67,500
Erik Cajelais - 42,500
 
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