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Frenchman Leads LA Poker Classic
Goehring, Reese, Cloutier, Woods Still Remain

SoulierAt the end of Day 2 play at the LA Poker Classic, a Frenchman finds himself atop the chip lead.

Fabrice "The Frog"* Soulier (at right, courtesy of Poker Pages) leads the field stacked at 462,000.  Closely behind him is JC Tran with 426,300. 

Soulier is one of France's top touring pros, which is kind of like saying that "Veronica" from Elvis Costello is one of the greatest all-time songs about Alzheimers.  As in, there ain't many options.  Soulier has accumulated over $500k in earnings over his career.

Wicked Chops Poker though will hold off on any of the standard French capitulation/Jean Van de Velde jokes for now.  Plus, those are way too obvious and we would never "go there."**

Alan Goehring continued his strong play and is fourth overall with 368,200.  Lots of notables remain, including: 7) Danny Alaei - 317,300, 8) Jim Bechtel - 310,000, 11) Amir Vahedi - 297,600, 12) Chris Bigler - 290,800, 14) David Chiu - 265,800, 16) Edward Moncada - 255,000, 17) Ayaz Mahmood - 234,900, 26) Chip Jett - 180,400, 27) Jason Lester - 175,500, 29) Matt Matros - 169,800, 30) Paul Darden Jr. - 157,500, 33) Hasan Habib - 147,400, 37) David Plastik - 143,500, 40) Allen Cunningham - 140,000, 42) Chip Reese - 134,400, 46) Bill Gazes - 131,500, 48) Shawn Sheikhan - 124,000, 54) Blair Rodman - 113,900, 62) T.J. Cloutier - 89,800, 67) Gabriel Thaler - 80,000, 82) Phil Laak - 58,000, 83) James Woods - 56,200, and 93) Scotty Nguyen - 30,700.

*Not his nickname.

**We totally would.

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