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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

$200 NLHE Day 1 Live Blog

12:52am
There are now 11 players left. With the elimination of one more player, we will redraw for seats at the final table.

12:15am
We are down to the final 17 players.

11:22pm
There are now 25 players remaining.

10:39pm
We are now down to 38 players in the $400 NLHE event.

8:45pm
With 70 players remaining, the bubble has officially burst and all players are in the money!

6:58pm
The blinds are about to be increased to 1000-2000 with a 200 ante. There are approximately 106 players remaining with top 70 paying.

3:24pm
The 299 remaining players are now on a 10-minute break. When they return, the blinds will be increased to 400-800 with a 100 ante.

1:53pm

The $200 NLHE event is now on break at the Foxwoods Poker Classic.

There were 692 entrants and the top 70 will finish in the money with first place receiving $28,756.

There are approximately 416 players remaining.

Tomorrow's Foxwoods Poker Classic Schedule

Tomorrow, Match 18th, at the Foxwoods Poker Classic, we have two new events starting.

At 11am, the $400 NLHE event kicks off in the Grand Pequot Ballroom and at 1pm, the $400 HOSE event starts up in the main poker room.

Don't forget that this Saturday, March 20th, the $1,500 NLHE event with 15,000 in starting chips and one hour levels starts up at 11am.

On Thursday, March 25th, the $3,500 Championship event starts at noon. All players will start with 30,000 in chips and levels will be 75 minutes in length.

$400 Omaha High/Low Payout Structure

A total of 140 players entered the $400 Omaha High/Low event. There are still 140 players remaining and the final 15 players will finish in the money.

The payout structure is as follows:

1st - $14,259
2nd - $8,081
3rd - $4,753
4th - $3,921
5th - $3,351
6th - $2,756
7th - $2,187
8th - $1,633
9th - $1,144
10th-12th - $974
13th-15th - $831

$200 NLHE Payout Structure

A total of 692 players entered the $200 NLHE event. There are 390 players remaining and the final 70 players will finish in the money.

The payout structure is as follows:

1st - $28,756
2nd - $15,177
3rd - $8,901
4th - $7,759
5th - $6,619
6th - $5,477
7th - $4,336
8th - $3,195
9th - $2,090
10th-12th - $1,255
13th-15th - $1,027
16th-20th - $753
21st-30th - $547
31st-40th - $467
41st-50th - $399
51st-60th - $376
61st-70th - $330

Victor Chu Wins the $400 NLHE Event ($19,809)



Victor Chu is crowned winner of the $400 NLHE event at the Foxwoods Poker Classic. He takes home $19,809, the trophy and the leather jacket!

$400 NLHE - Jeremy Wing Takes 2nd ($15,000)



Just before the start of heads-up play, a deal was made and Jeremy Wing is officially your runner-up.

$400 NLHE - Roger Fisette Eliminated in 3rd ($7,388)



On a board reading [Ac][9h][7d][Ts][5d], Victor Chu bet 140K and Roger Fisette moved all in. Chu made the call and turned over [8s][6d] for the straight. Fisette mucked and Chu took the pot.

Fisette has been eliminated in 3rd place.

$400 NLHE - Ed Leach Eliminated in 4th ($6,431)



Victor Chu raised to 35K and Ed Leach moved all in for just over 100K. Chu made the call and they turned over:

Chu [As][Qs]
Leach [Ac][9s]

The board ran out [Qh][8s][6s][Jc][3d] and Chu took the pot.

Leach is eliminated in 4th place.

$400 NLHE - Ron Lapido Eliminated in 5th ($5,476)



Ron Lapido limped in for 10K and Jeremy Wing raised to 70K from the big blind. Lapido made the call and the flop cam [Qs][7h][2c]. Wing bet 30K and Lapido moved all in. Wing immediately made the call and they turned over:

Wing [Qc][Qd]
Lapido [Qh][Jh]

The case queen on the flop gave Lapido top pair but made Wing a set. The turn was the [5h], giving Lapido a few more outs with the flush, but the river was the [5s].

Wing won the pot and doubled up through Lapido. Lapido was left with only 9K in chips.

He was eliminated two hands later on his big blind.

$500 NLHE Final Table about to begin

Play is about to resume in the $400 NLHE event. The chip counts by seat assignment are as follows:

1. Roger Fisette 242,500
2. Ed Leach 127,000
3. Jeremy Wing 279,000
4. Victor Chu 340,000
5. Ron Lapido 303,000

A total of 256 players entered the $400 NLHE event. Here are the payouts for the final five spots:

1st - $22,641
2nd - $12,168
3rd - $7,388
4th - $6,431
5th - $5,476

$400 NLHE Day One Concludes

Play has ended for the day with 5 players remaining. Play will resume at noon tomorrow. The chip counts by seat assignment are as follows:

1. Roger Fisette 242,500
2. Ed Leach 127,000
3. Jeremy Wing 279,000
4. Victor Chu 340,000
5. Ron Lapido 303,000

$400 NLHE - Sid Pike Eliminated in 6th ($4,519)



Ron Lapido limped from under the gun and Sid Pike moved all in from the button. Lapido had him covered and made the call. They turned over:

Pike [As][Kd]
Lapido [5d][3d]

Pike was ahead, but the board ran out [Qs][8s][5s][8d][2h] and Lapido paired his five to make two pair and win the pot. Pike has been eliminated in 6th place.

$400 NLHE - Thomas Hoglund Eliminated in 7th ($3,564)



Roger Fisette raised to 20,000 preflop from under the gun and Thomas Hoglund moved all in from the big blind for 38,500 total. Fisette made the call and they turned over:

Fisette [Ad][9d]
Hoglund [As][Jd]

Fisette was dominated but took the pot when the board came [Kh][5d][3s][9h][Qh] and he paired his nine. Hoglund is eliminated in 7th place.

$400 NLHE - Jim Procaccini Eliminated in 8th ($2,694)



Victor Chu raised from the button to 25,000 and Ron Lapido made the call from the small blind. In the big blind, Jim Procaccini moved all in and Chu folded. Lapido made the call and the players turned over:

Procaccini [Ac][Ks]
Lapido [As][Js]

Procaccini had Lapido dominated until the board ran out [Ad][Jh][9c][2s][8c]. Lapido made two pair to take the pot and knock out Procaccini in 8th.

$400 NLHE - Marc Leblanc Eliminated in 9th ($1,836)


Thomas Hoglund raised to 16,000 and Roger Fisette reraised to 40,000. Marc Leblanc then moved all in for less in the big blind with his last 28,000. Hoglund folded and the players showed:

Fisette [Ad][Ah]
Leblanc [8h][4c]

The board ran out [Kd][3s][2h][9h][Qh] and Fisette's aces held up to win the hand and knock out Leblanc in 9th place.

$400 NLHE - Bob Cooperstein Eliminated in 10th ($1,434)


Jim Procaccini raised to 30,000 and Bob Cooperstein moved all in for 17,500 more in the big blind. Procaccini made the call and they turned over:

Procaccini [Ad][Jd]
Cooperstein [7c][7s]

The board ran out [Jc][Td][4d][4c][9s] and Procaccini paired his jack to win the pot and eliminate Cooperstein from the tournament.