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WPT Season Five: Festa al Lago $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em

WPT, 2006-10-23, by TwoGun

Andreas Walnum used to be anything but a known name in the poker world. That changed at this week's Festa al Lago tournament at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Walnum beat out a strong field of 433 to win the most recent WPT title, along with a cool million dollars.

Completing an all-European heads-up finish, Dutch player Steve Wong capped off a great series of tournaments with a $540,000 second place payday. Earlier in the Festa al Lago series, Wong beat out a field of 102 in a $5,000 buy-in event.

Third place went to another young player, Joe Pelton. Already a winner on the tour this year, Pelton had to settle for a $292,000 consolation prize for coming up just short of a second victory. Another winner on this year's circuit, Can Kim Hua, finished 6th to win $83,000.

The next event on the World Poker Tour started today in Canada and will crown a winner on Thursday.

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