The Foxwoods Resort Casino stop on the Card Player Poker Tour Season II enters the final day today with 13 players remaining.
An important stop on the Card Player Poker Tour Season II is currently being held at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in full compliance with the American gambling laws. The poker festival has been running since February 8th and will conclude today with the final table of the $300,000 Guaranteed Main Event.
The Main Event is already in its day 3, with a nice $113,435 first-place payout awaiting hopefuls who have paid $1,650 buy-in or qualified themselves through online poker sites in the US. There were a total of 340 entrants pooling in a $494,700 prize pool.
Main Event’s current situation
Following eleven levels of the tournament held at a beautiful American poker room at Foxwoods, there are thirteen players left, before the third and final day of play. Ronnie Pease is in the lead with 1.56 million chips, the lead he managed to grab back after he finished day 1A on top and with a whipping chiplead over opponents.
Brad St. Vincent was leading the pack after day 1B, and he is still pretty much in contention in third spot with 979,000 chips. The most renowned player remaining is Chris Tryba, the man who grabbed a 2012 World Series of Poker bracelet. He’s currently got 438,000 chips.
Poker tournament’s day 2 progress
CPPT Season II – Foxwoods Resort Casino
• $494,700 prize pool was collected
• 13 players remain out of 340 ahead of final day
• First place to leave the American poker room with $113,435
The second day of the competition started with 106 hopefuls still in contention. However, the play progressed nicely and more than half of the participation players said good-buy during the first four hours of the day’s competition.
Upon the bubble’s approach, the play, naturally, slowed down, and there were only a couple of eliminations for the whole 2 levels. The money bubble was busted just minutes ahead of dinner time. Mike Vela came up against Mike Jarvela. Vela has J10 of diamonds, while Jarvela held unsuited AQ, the board came A543J rainbow, sending Mike Vela home, and Jarvela on his way to top 13.
The money distribution
The first poker player to take home a piece of the action was Joe Starratt, taking $3,858 for his troubles after finishing in 36th place. Anthony Zinno, World Poker Tour champion, was eliminated soon after in 33rd place also with $3,858, which is rather small considering he’s already passed the $1,000,000 live career winnings mark.
We do have to give Zinno some credit, the WPT champion has started day 2 with very few chips, in fact, one of the shortest stakes around. However, the champ managed to cling on and show some amazing poker in order to finish in the money.
There were some other renowned players who exited the tournament even before the money was handed out. The list includes Michael Esposito, the man who finished 7th at 2012 WSOP Main Event, Ryan Eriquezzo, the winner of 2012 WSOP National Championship, as well as Mike Dentale, Vinny Pahuja, Tom Dobrilovic, and others.
Chris Leong has had a pretty good run at the CPPT Foxwoods stop. He won Event 1 – the $600 buy-in no-limit hold’em with $100,000 guaranteed, taking home $42, 149 and making his way to the CPPT leaderboard. He also took third place in Event 7 – the $400 buy-in no-limit hold-em with $75,000 guaranteed – giving him $11,763 and more CPPT points. The 52nd place at Event 4 – the $300 no-limit hold-em with $75,000 guaranteed brought in only $602, but also some valuable points to go along.
Unfortunately Leong didn’t manage to finish in the money at the Foxwoods Main Event, but he wasn’t very upset with this result. He later tweeted: “Busted… guess it was ridic to think I could cash in first 4 tourneys of the year lol.”
Chris Leong is now occupying the fourth position on the CPPT leaderboard in terms of the money made during this season – $54,514. He’s also got the record of most money grabbed during a season without cashing at the Main Event.
What’s next at Foxwoods stop of the CPPT
The Main Event of the Card Player Poker Tour Season II Foxwoods stop will resume today at 12PM, EST. Take a closer look at the chip counts of the remaining 13 players ahead of the final day:
|Brad St. Vincent||979,000|
We wish the “lucky 13” the best of luck today and will be reporting on the results of this and all other important poker tournaments in our daily news.