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2013 Carnivale of Poker: First Five Events Completed

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The festivities at the 2013 World Series of Poker extend far beyond the gold bracelet events inside the Rio. This year, the WSOP brought back the Carnivale of Poker. Originally taking place from 1998-2000, the Carnivale of Poker was at one time the second largest poker event in the world.

The series has been running alongside the 2013 WSOP and offers plenty of options on its schedule including events in hold'em, Omaha, H.O.R.S.E. and Chinese poker. To further juice up the events, a special point system is in place that allows players to earn points as they go for seeding on an overall leader board. That overall leader board will see the top players net their share of an exclusive $100,000 prize pool.

The first five events of the Carnivale of Poker have been completed, and you can check out the results below.

Event #1: No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Wesley Chong$24,282
2Joshua Atkinson$14,991
3Bernard Lee$11,010
4Delmiro Toledo$8,150
5Peter Hotaling$6,081
6Jonathan Noble$4,573
7Uldis Knox$3,466
8Thung Hyunh$2,647
9David Redlin$2,038

Event #2: No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Thomas Brabham31,617
2Joshua Vizcarra$19,535
3Iqbal Ahmed$14,586
4Linley Herdt$10,963
5Joseph Dibiasi$8,292
6Zachary Hench$6,311
7Stephen Kats$4,833
8Roland Schweda$3,725
9Thomas Larsen$2,888

Notable finishes: Yury Gulyy (13th — $1,773), DJ MacKinnon (16th — $1,397), Blake Kelso (22nd — $1,109), Ari Engel (23rd — $1,109), Mitch Schock (26th — $1,109)

Event #3: Pot-Limit Omaha

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Joseph Mitchell$11,934
2Andrew Rennhack$7,369
3John Ma$5,338
4Joshua Pender$3,940
5Joseph Baumgartner$2,961
6Jack Oxler$2,264
7Adam Coats$1,760
8Alex Visbisky$1,392
9Craig Gray$1,118

Notable finishes: Marsha Waggoner (11th — $913)

Event #4: No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Drew Scott$19,857
2Mark Smith$12,266
3Thibaud Guenegou$9,158
4Neil Channing$6,884
5Adam Lewandowski$5,206
6Kazuhito Oshima$3,963
7Kyle Schertz$3,035
8Pim Overbeeke$2,339
9Ross Bybee$1,813

Event #5: No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Adrian Apmann$22,003
2Alexander Bos$13,592
3David Lin$9,847
4Nathanael Kogel$7,268
5Joseph Opie$5,462
6Philip Federico$4,176
7Blake Kelso$3,247
8Tim McDermott$2,568
9August Bodine$2,063

Notable finishes: Travell Thomas (10th — $1,684)

For more information on the Carnivale of Poker and the remaining schedule of events, click here. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for more results from the 2013 Carnivale of Poker.

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