Foxwoods Poker Classic: Half Way ThroughPublished April 6, 2008 by OCR Editor
Day 2 has come to an end with 75 confident players waiting anxiously for the next level's cards to be handed out. Many pros left this tournament early, leaving the rest to battle it out in Day 3.
Day 2 of the Foxwoods Poker Classic leaves 75 poker players with smiles on their faces as they sleep the evening away knowing that they will have a seat when they wake. The tour was cut short from a six day event due to the small amount of players who registered on Day 1. Although the event was cut short, players still carried a flare in their eyes and were determined to finish the tournament as winners.
The first level of Day 2 has left 48 players in the dust. Only 170 players remain at the beginning of round 2 and only 75 will get a second good night sleep before Day 3.
Luck Be a Jack-10?
The chip leader from Day 1, Raj Patel, once again proves that in order to win big you got to play big. As the flop comes down strong with a Jack of Diamonds-10 of Hearts and 3 Clubs, Elmer Lynn wanted to take advantage of his pocket Aces by matching Patel's exciting ‘all in' announcement. Lynn gave Patel a not-too-shabby amount of nearly 400,000 in chips as a J-10 came from Patel's direction. The win is one of Patel's major reasons for being placed in 2nd place in the chip counts at the end of the day with 393,700.
And Then There Were 75...
Many pros busted early in the day, including players such as Phil Ivy, Beth Shak, and Joe Brooks. Later in the day, Men Nguyen, JC Tran and Victor Ramdin also shared the grief of losing and joined those who had to pack their bags early.
The day ended with Michael Ferris (6th place with 317,300), Eddie Ting (3rd with 393,700) and, in first place, Paul Snead with an admirable 472,700 worth of chips.
Day 3 will end with enough rewards for the top 40 players. As 75 remaining players sleep with confidence of their upcoming reward, Day 3 will once again prove the magic in poker as the final cards are passed around. You may have your favorite player and some may be more skillful then others, but nothing can tell us Day 3's winners.