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Foxwoods Poker Classic Starts with a Bang

First Event Attracts 1,130 Players

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The Foxwoods Poker Classic started off on a great note when it's first event, a $300 no-limit hold'em modified shootout tournament, attracted 1,390 entrants to generate a prize pool of $350,558.

Vinny Pahuja
earned $75,000 and was declared the winner of the event after a deal was made with five players left. Pahuja at this time had a four-to-one chip lead over everyone left. This event offered players an interesting version of the shootout events that have become popular through online poker.

The first day had two different starting flights, wherein the top three players from each table advanced to the 4 p.m. session in which they started with 5,000 in chips. These players then played down the final table using a standard freezeout format. The final 10 finishers and their payouts follow:

* Payout reflects a five-way even chop with $45,110 extra left for the eventual winner.

The Foxwoods Poker Classic climaxes with a $10,000 World Poker Tour main event, scheduled April 4-9. Click here to view the entire schedule.