Festa al Lago Underway

With Phelps and Schneider out, there will be no Pokerati patch at the final table

by , Oct 20, 2008 | 7:14 pm

Early reports from the $15k main event of WPT Festa al Lago (at Bellagio) … Michael Phelps showed up to play … he’s out. And our favorite Donkey Bomber also just got bombed … he got it all-in with Aces only to have his opponent flop quad Queens.

Yikes, when I said “Feel My Pain,” I didn’t mean it so literally.

I’m following the so-so coverage not-so-closely via CardPlayer.com. A lotta pros … looks to be smaller than last year. Big-name pros playing mostly today (Hellmuth, Brunson, Negreanu, G.Smith, et al), probably because they’ve got the big premier of their poker musical (The Real Deal) at the Venetian tomorrow night.

  • Kevin Mathers

    Phelps didn’t play on day 1a, maybe he’ll be playing today. Better updates are going to be found on worldpokertour.com anyways.

  • bluffdiver

    Phelps didn’t play either day, where are you getting your bogus info?

  • http://pokerati.com/about-us/#danm DanM

    Yeah, I kinda blew it on this one. I was getting my info from CardPlayer:


    but upon second look, i realize he wasn’t playing in Festa al Lago … he was just stopping by for a visit between tourneys at Ceasar’s.