Alec "Traheho" Torelli Takes Down Back to Back Tournaments at 2008 Festa Al Lago ClassicPublished on 2008-10-09 10:02:38
Alec "traheho" Torelli outlasted two very tough fields to take down events #4 and #5 at the 2008 Festa Al Lago Classic at the Bellagio this week.
As if this accomplishment wasn't crazy enough, the same player finished in second place in both tournaments - Jonathan "FieryJustice" Little.
These tournaments both had a fairly small number of entrants (event #4 had 85 players and event #5 had 63), however both were absolutely stacked with top-notch poker talent. Torelli certainly earned both of his victories.
Event #4 was a $3k No Limit Hold'em event that had a total of 85 entrants. The final table included names such as Torelli, Little, John Phan, John Gale and Amnon Filippi. Torelli went on to win this event, taking home the $84,100 first place prize. Jonathan "FieryJustice" Little finished in second place for $59,365, while John Gale finished in third place for $35,865.
Event #5 was a $5k No Limit Hold'em event that had a total of 63 entrants. The final table for event #5 was even more stacked than the final table for event #4, including names such as Scott Clements, Toto Leonidas, James Mackey, Amnon Filippi (again), Michael Binger and Dustin Woolf. Torelli again navigated his way through a stacked final table, this time taking down a first place prize of $120,715. Little finished in second (again) for $67,210, while Scott "BigRiskky" Clements finished in third place for $40,605.
With these two victories, Torelli now has well over a half million dollars in lifetime "live" tournament cashes. His biggest cash came at the 2008 World Series of Poker, when he took second place in the $10k World Championship Heads Up No Limit Hold'em event for $337k. Torelli eventually lost to Kenny Tran.
Jonathan Little is approaching the $3 million dollar mark in total lifetime "live" tournament cashes. He has put together a ridiculous string of cashes over his short poker career, including a first place finish at the 2007 Mirage Poker Showdown for $1.066 million dollars, a second place finish in the 2007 North American Poker Championships for $738k and a fifth place finish in the $2007 PCA for $317k.
Torelli's accomplishment was unbelievable enough by itself, but Torelli and Little going 1-2 in back-to-back tournaments is just crazy.
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