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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Corcione's Rockets Shoot Down Samuel Taylor

CPPT Main Event (Day 2)
Level 15 (1,200/2,400/400)
Total Entrants: 282
Players Remaining: 66
Chip Average: 125,000
Bobby Corcione (Bellingham, MA)
Samuel Taylor started the day at one of the tougher tables redrawn for the Day 2 restart, seated around 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer, 2014 Card Player Poker Tour Main Event runner-up Chris Tryba and tournament professional Bryan Leskowitz to name a few.

Despite the tough draw, he managed to chip up well at that table improving his stack to close to 200,000 chips, but after a table change to Table 3, seated to the direct left of WPT Champion Victor Ramdin, he hasn't faired as well as he just ran his pocket Queens into Bobby Corcione's pocket Aces.

The two players got into a pre-flop leveling war and eventually piled it all-in before the flop, with Taylor needing serious help to avoid being crippled to well under the chip average.

He wouldn't get it as the flop would give Corcione a set and Taylor would be sending the majority of his stack across the table.

The double up would move Corcione above the chip average for the first time today and while he may have flown under the radar for the first half of this Card Player Poker Tour Main Event, he's announced himself in a big way and revealed himself as one of the more decorated players in this field with over 40 rated tournament results to his name.

Corcione has made numerous deep runs in past major Foxwoods events with two Foxwoods titles to his name, but his biggest cash came in the 2012 WSOP Main Event, where he finished 21st, earning just under $295,000.

That score represents a decent percentage of his $700,000 in lifetime earnings with the majority of the other have of his earnings coming at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

He'll look to make another deep run here in the CPPT Main Event and has put himself in a good position to do so after a big double up to move himself up and over the chip average.