Nagatoishi wins $30,730 at WSOP |

Nagatoishi wins $30,730 at WSOP

Akiyoshi Nagatoishi of El Dorado Hills won a $500 buy-in, No-Limit Hold’Em tournament at the 2006 World Series of Poker Lake Tahoe Circuit Event on Tuesday at Harveys Resort and Casino in Stateline.

Nagatoishi’s victory was in the fifth tournament of the 13-day event and earned him a first-place check of $30,730. Brian Kooyman of Hanford, Calif., took second ($16,948) and Anthony Guadagni of Downey, Calif., pocketed $9,312 for his third-place finish.

Truckee’s Karen Bochenek took fourth ($7,450) and was the top Lake Tahoe area finisher. Stateline’s Henry Waltke took sixth and won $4,656 in the 192-player tournament.

Edwards claims event’s top check

Mark Edwards of Kentfield, Calif., won a $500 buy-in, No-Limit Hold’Em tournament on Saturday at Harveys. Edwards’ reward of $38,891 was the tournament’s largest check handed out so far in the 13-day tournament.

Redwood City’s Jason Younger took second and won $21,450 and San Francisco’s Kevin Boyle took third and won $11,786. There were 243 players in the tournament, which was the third of the circuit event.

The high Lake Tahoe area finisher was Stateline’s Leslie Spear, who finished 13th and pocketed $1,414.

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