Last year's Main Event at Foxwoods attracted a field of 460 entries, and generated a prizepool of $690,000. Julian Sacks of New Jersey took home the top honors, his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring, and $148,350.
Samuel Taylor of New York, NY took home top honors the year prior (2015/2016), along with $149,020.
Taylor has been spotted this series making deep runs once again. Prior to the start of this event, Taylor has cashed in three of the first nine ring event. It's most likely that he will also make an appearance for the Main Event.
In addition to the cash prize, there is also a seat into the Global Casino Championship up for grabs for the winner of the Foxwoods Main Event. This seat allows the recipient to play in the $1 million guaranteed prizepool WSOP bracelet event held each year at the end of the Circuit season in August.
Flight A begins today at noon. Any player that does not make it through to Day 2 from this first flight has another chance in tomorrow's Flight B, also at noon.
Here are the details for this event:
- Players start with 20,000 in tournament chips.
- Blinds start at 25/50
- Day one is scheduled to play 15, 40-minute levels
- Late registration is open until the start of level 13 (~9:30 p.m.)
- Players are allowed one re-entry (per flight) while registration is open
- There are 15 minute breaks every two hours of play on Days 1 and 2
- There is a 60-minute dinner break after level 9
- There is a $500,000 guaranteed prizepool for this event
- Day 2 play will resume at 12 p.m. on Sun. August 27th
- Day 3 play will resume at 12 p.m. on Mon. August 28th
- Structure sheet can be found by clicking THIS LINK