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.

3 Comments to “Festa al Lago Underway”

  1. 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.

  2. bluffdiver

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

  3. 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.