2006 Harrah's Lake Tahoe WSOP Circuit Event

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2006 Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Circuit Tournament
June 6 - June 16, 2006
Lake Tahoe, Nevada

The 2006 Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Circuit Tournament which will run from June 6th to the 16th will be the last circuit tournament before the 2006 Tournament of Champions and the World Series of Poker that will run in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay attention to the winners of these events as they will more than likely be seen again at the RIO. Good luck to all who are playing!

June 7th Wednesday No-Limit Hold'em
It is downhill from here as Brian Kelley is the winner of the first tournament at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Brian came out on top of 363 players who paid $300 each to enter. Prize pool size rose to $105,633. Here is how the final table turned out:

  1. Brian Kelley -- $32,740
  2. Benjamin Zamora -- $16,901
  3. Tooraj Agahi -- $8,451
  4. Matt Townsend -- $7,394
  5. Dan Mazza -- $6,338
  6. Ryan McKinney -- $5,282
  7. Lance Oliver -- $4,225
  8. CD Christian -- $3,169
  9. Jeff Bond -- $2,113

June 9th Friday No-Limit Hold'em
243 players paid $500 + $50 to enter this tournament, but Mark Edwards was the winner. On top of a nice WSOP circuit tournament gold ring to wear, Mark got the lion's share of a $117,855 prize pool. Payouts went to the top 18 players in this competition.

  1. Mark Edwards -- $38,891
  2. Jason Younger -- $21,450
  3. Kevin O'Boyle -- $11,786
  4. Edward Debono -- $9,428
  5. John Christy -- $7,071
  6. Tim Hilcomb -- $5,893
  7. Mile Marjanovich -- $4,714
  8. W.H. McCuthean -- $3,536
  9. Edmund Liu -- $2,357

June 10th Saturday No-Limit Hold'em
Danny Line was declared champion after winning the No Limit Hold'Em Event held on Saturday. Danny was one of 145 entrants who paid $1,000 + $60 to enter, creating a $140,650 prize pool. Because of the number of players, only the final table participants got paid. Below are the final table results:

  1. Danny Line -- $50,632
  2. Shannon Shorr -- $28,130
  3. Unavailable -- $15,472
  4. Chris Murphy -- $11,252
  5. Jeffrey Alexander -- $9,846
  6. Robert Kay -- $8,439
  7. Chris Wong -- $7,033
  8. Peter Priest -- $5,626
  9. Michael Harvey -- $4,420

June 11th Sunday No-Limit Hold'em
Akiyoshi Nagatoishi was the winner of the No Limit Hold'Em event held Sunday. Akiyoshi came out on top of a field of 192 players who paid $500 + $50 each to enter. Size of the prize pool was $96,000 with payouts going to the top 18 participants. Below are the final table results:

  1. Akiyoshi Nagatoishi -- $30,730
  2. Brian Kooyman -- $16,948
  3. Anthony Guadagni -- $9,312
  4. Karen Bochenek -- $7,450
  5. John Voong -- $5,587
  6. Henry Waltke -- $4,656
  7. Charles Leonard -- $3,725
  8. Duan King -- $2,794
  9. Steven Kataoka -- $1,862

June 12th Monday Pot Limit Hold'em
Out of a field of only 80 players, David Anderson emerged as champion. All entrants paid $500 + $50 which helped to create a prize pool for the event of $38,800.

  1. David Anderson -- $13,968
  2. Daniel Klein -- $7,760
  3. Dean Hamrick -- $4,268
  4. Kathleen Barron -- $3,104
  5. Jeremy Clements -- $2,716
  6. Hans Lund -- $2,328
  7. Jonathon Perez -- $1,940
  8. Leslie Spear -- $1,552
  9. Aaron Faulkner -- $1,164

June 13th Tuesday No-Limit Hold'em
Theodore Hallenbeck came out on top of a 108 player field to win this event. Theodore paid $1,000 + $60 to enter like the others, resulting in a $104,760 player field. Congratulations to everyone. Below are the final table results:

  1. Theodore Hallenbeck -- $37,713
  2. Gerald Reed -- $20,952
  3. Shannon Shorr -- $11,524
  4. Tony Chang -- $8,381
  5. Mike DuFloth -- $7,333
  6. Tony Prestigiacoma -- $6,286
  7. John Cernuto -- $5,238
  8. James Glubetich -- $4,190
  9. Mark Winter -- $3,143

June 14th Wednesday No Limit Hold'em
94 players opened up their wallets, (and purses for the women), to pay the $1,500 + $70 entry fee in order to play in this tournament. But James Athanas received the highest return on investment as he ended up the winner. James was rewarded with the largest slice of a $136,770 prize pool for the effort. Stay with us as Friday will be the first day of the Main Event after which is the Tournament of Champions.

  1. James Athanas $49,236
  2. William Hurwitz $27,354
  3. Dean Hamrick $15,045
  4. Tony Le $10,942
  5. Peter Kremenliev $9,574
  6. Robert Glenn $8,206
  7. David Zakarian $6,839
  8. Don Barton $5,471
  9. Daniel Harmentz $4,103

June 16th Saturday Main Event Day 1
110 players paid $10,000 each to enter the Main Event in order to have a stab at a freeroll entry to the Tournament of Champions. This caused the prize pool to rise to $1,034,000. Payouts will go to the top 9 and here are the payout amounts:

  1. $372,240
  2. $206,800
  3. $113,740
  4. $82,720
  5. $72,380
  6. $62,040
  7. $51,700
  8. $41,360
  9. $31,020

A lot of top names showed up to play such as Erick Lindgren, Joe Sebok, David Singer, Gavin Smith, Allen Cunningham, Chau Giang, Barry Greenstein, John Juanda, David Williams, J.C. Tran, Chris Fergueson and Dan Harrington. Table action went on for about 12 hours for this round. When things settled 27 players were named to move on to Day 2. Here are the top 9 players with chip counts for Day 1:

  1. Cheung Robert -- 151,000 chips
  2. J.C. Tran -- 150,100 chips
  3. Brian Fidler -- 138,000 chips
  4. Charles Lineberry -- 129,300 chips
  5. Justin Scott -- 120,100 chips
  6. Matt Russell -- 110,600 chips
  7. Matt Keikoan -- 93,800 chips
  8. Carl Olson -- 80,300 chips
  9. Stuart Spear -- 73,700 chips

June 17th Saturday Main Event Day 2
From 27 players we now have the top 9 for the final table which will be played on Monday June 19th. Play on the day began on the tight end as only the top 9 will make money in this event. This resulted in today's action lasting 11 hours for the players. Among those who left, Barry Greenstein was out after his pocket K's could not hold up to another player's pocket A's. Justin Scott sent a few home among them Bob Stupak. Dan Harrington also left after his Ac Jd didn't cut it against another player's pocket 10's

Yesterdays chip leader Robert Cheung ended up 7th in chips, but it was still good enough to make the final table and the money. So on Monday we will see who receives the last freeroll entry to the Tournament of Champions. Here are the top 9 players with chip counts for Day 2:

  1. Brian Fidler -- 639,000
  2. Tony Le -- 341,000
  3. Clint Baskin -- 319,000
  4. Justin Scott -- 204,500
  5. J.C. Tran -- 197,000
  6. Joe DuBois -- 172,000
  7. Robert Cheung -- 155,000
  8. Jamin Stokes -- 87,500
  9. Matt Russell -- 81,500

June 19th Monday Main Event Final Table
Clint Baskin was the winner of the last WSOP Circuit Tournament for the season. He will join other Main Event winners at the Tournament of Champions which will be played in Las Vegas, Nevada at the RIO, just before the big WSOP tournament starts.Clint will be able to buy lots of beer for his friends as they all watch his victory on ESPN later in the year.

The hand that won it for him went as follows. Clint raised holding A 4 which was called by Brian Fidler holding Q 9. Flop showed 9 6 5 on the table. Brian decided top pair was good enough for a bet and Clint called him. Turn card was 2. Again Brian bet and again Clint called. The river card was a 3. Brian pushed in all his chips of which Clint was only too happy to call. When the players turned their cards over, Brian probably felt sick and Clint won the hand with a straight and the tournament. Here is how the final table finished:

  1. Clint Baskin -- $372,240
  2. Brian Fidler -- $206,800
  3. Tony Le -- $113,740
  4. Robert W Cheung -- $82,720
  5. Justin Scott -- $72,380
  6. J.C. Tran -- $62,040
  7. Joe DuBios -- $51,700
  8. Matt Russell -- $41,360
  9. Jamin Stokes -- $31,020


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