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World Poker Tour -- Festa al Lago Day 2

Matt Affleck and Annette Obrestad Storm to the Top -- Field Size set at 335

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Matt AffleckDay 2 at the 2010 World Poker Tour Festa al Lago $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event was all about numbers. The number of players in the tournament, and for those players, the number of chips they held at the end of the night, if any at all. The official number of players in the field stood at 335 after registration closed around 5 p.m.

The number of players remaining by the final bell was 99. Fifty of those players will walk away with prize money starting tomorrow. Here is a look at the break down of the payout structure they will be fighting for:

1. $831,500
2. $564,200
3. $344,968
4. $225,680
5. $161,200
6. $112,840
7. $80,600
8. $64,480
9. $57,584
10. $38,682
11-15. $32,240
16-20. $25,792
21-30. $19,344
31-40. $16,120
41-50. $12,896

Some players that won’t be chasing that prize money tomorrow are the professionals that fell during action on the felt on day 2. They included Card Player publisher Jeff Shulman, Howard Lederer, Erik Seidel, Erica Schoenberg, Faraz Jaka, John Juanda, Jennifer Tilly, Jennifer Harman, Joe Sebok, Chris Ferguson, Scotty Nguyen, Vanessa Rousso, Tony Dunst, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, and Card Player Player of the Year contenders Sorel Mizzi and Dwyte Pilgrim. Ivey fell when his J-8 suited failed to improve against A-10 suited, and Shulman hit the rail when he called all-in only to find out his opponent had a flopped a straight.

Matt Affleck is at the top of the chip counts with 585,300 but he is trailed closely by Annette Obrestad (536,800). Obrestad was the most active player during the late stages of the tournament today. She climbed to 461,000 when her A-Q topped the A-J of Dan Schiff, and then she eclipsed the 500,000 mark when her 7-3 made a straight against a short-stacked all-in opponent who held A-Q.

Affleck and Obrestad are the only half-millionaires in the tournament field so far and they each enjoy a six-digit buffer over the rest of their adversaries. Owen Crowe clocks in at a distant third with 360,000. The three leaders will be joined by 96 others tomorrow and you can check back at CardPlayer.com for full live reporting from the event and videos from CardPlayer TV.

Here is the full official chip count list from Bellagio’s tournament staff:

Rank First Name Last Name Chip Count Table Seat
1 MATTHEW AFFLECK 585,300 53 8
2 ANNETTE OBRESTAD 536,800 55 3
3 OWEN CROWE 360,000 62 2
4 TREVOR POPE 286,700 52 1
5 MICHAEL BENVENUTI 284,500 58 1
6 DAVID WILLIAMS 278,300 52 3
7 JOHN MONNETTE 271,400 57 7
8 JEFFREY MADSEN 269,200 60 5
9 MEN NGUYEN 263,500 52 7
10 ANDREAS HOIVOLD 254,200 56 9
11 VLADIMIR SHCHEMELEV 244,000 53 4
12 RYAN GOINDOO 235,300 58 5
13 JOSEPH ELPAYAA 226,300 55 7
14 MATTHEW STOUT 223,300 56 4
15 MCLEAN KARR 221,600 55 5
16 RYAN YOUNG 219,800 55 4
17 DANIEL ALAEI 217,700 58 7
18 BARRY GREENSTEIN 217,600 59 8
19 ALEX MELNIKOW 216,800 60 6
20 JOHN KRPAN 213,100 61 1
21 BRANDON NOVENA 212,900 52 8
22 JIMMY FRICKE 204,900 52 2
23 AMIT MAKHIJA 204,800 58 3
24 VANESSA SELBST 203,500 54 1
25 STEPHEN ZOLOTOW 201,900 55 2
26 JARED JAFFEE 194,800 54 3
27 TONY BRACY 192,600 55 6
28 THOMAS MARCHESE 184,200 53 5
29 CRAIG BERGERON 183,900 62 9
30 NOAH SCHWARTZ 174,900 59 1
31 STEVEN BRECHER 174,500 56 8
32 MITCHELL KESSLER 170,000 54 4
33 JASON KOON 167,200 56 3
34 SAMUEL IOLA 165,800 54 7
35 STEPHEN ODWYER 157,100 54 9
36 MARK NEWHOUSE 151,400 56 7
37 YASUHIRO WAKI 149,800 61 7
38 VIVEK RAJKUMAR 145,800 57 5
39 ANTHONY UTNAGE 142,600 61 8
40 RIO VILELA 140,600 57 1
41 DAVID PETERS 137,100 57 4
42 PATRICK ESKANDAR 137,000 59 4
43 NANCY TODD-TYNER 134,000 55 1
44 GOVERT METAAL 131,200 56 1
45 SHAWN PILOT 130,000 55 8
46 JOSEPH BRANDENBURG 126,500 57 2
47 ERIK CAJELAIS 125,300 54 8
48 JOHN COURTNEY 124,400 60 1
49 KAIED BARKHO 123,200 62 5
50 LUKE VRABEL 121,300 58 6
51 LYLE BERMAN 117,100 52 4
52 CHAD BATISTA 116,000 57 8
53 ROBERT SUER 113,300 61 6
54 JOSEPH TEHAN 109,900 52 5
55 KARI SOMER 109,100 61 9
56 ANDREW FRANKENBERGER 105,700 60 9
57 JEREMY RAFALOWICZ 103,900 59 5
58 SENOVIO RAMIREZ 103,200 59 9
59 EDWARD LAWSON 100,000 58 9
60 TYLER KENNEY 99,700 60 3
61 DAVID SINGER 99,700 62 1
62 HOANG HO 98,000 60 7
63 RONALD LEE 92,400 62 6
64 DAVID SKLANSKY 90,700 59 3
65 MARK FLOWERS 87,800 61 2
66 JIMMY TRAN 86,900 55 9
67 JESS YAWITZ 86,800 61 4
68 MATTHEW MARAFIOTI 86,700 57 9
69 ALBERT MINNULLIN 80,300 54 6
70 LEE MARKHOLT 80,000 59 7
71 MANIG LOESER 75,600 53 2
72 CORNEL CIMPAN 74,800 59 6
73 LAUREN KLING 74,400 57 3
74 BRANDON STEVEN 72,200 54 2
75 DARRYLL FISH 71,800 56 5
76 CHRISTER BJORIN 69,800 52 9
77 THOR HANSEN 62,800 53 7
78 DANIEL NEGREANU 62,100 61 5
79 RUSSELL CHABAUD 61,000 62 3
80 HOYLT CORKINS 58,100 53 3
81 JEREMY MENARD 53,400 53 9
82 MICHAEL MALONE 52,800 62 8
83 GREGG MERKOW 52,400 58 2
84 ERIC WASSERSON 51,500 53 1
85 ANTHONY SPINELLA 50,800 56 6
86 SURESH DOSHI 47,500 54 5
87 FRANK CALO 40,800 56 2
88 GAVIN SMITH 40,500 60 4
89 MARIA HO 38,800 58 4
90 JAMES ST.HILAIRE 37,000 59 2
91 PATRICK STEWART 37,000 57 6
92 MATTHEW WAXMAN 35,100 60 8
93 CLAYTON MAGUIRE 32,000 62 7
94 PAYMAN ARJANG 30,700 58 8
95 DAVID LICHT 22,400 62 4
96 MACK LEE 21,200 60 2
97 ALLEN KESSLER 18,700 52 6
98 SKIP WILSON 12,400 61 3
99 MARK IOLI 10,600 53 6