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2008 WPT Foxwoods Poker Classic Begins Today

$10,000 Championship Event Serves as the Grand Finale in Connecticut


The $10,000 World Poker Tour championship event of the 2008 Foxwoods Poker Classic will begin today at noon EDT. The event will last six days, and there is just one day 1 on the schedule. Here is a look at the full schedule for the event:

Days 1-3: Five levels of play (all begin at noon EDT)
Day 4: Play down to 18 players (noon EDT)
Day 5: Play down to six players (noon EDT)
Day 6: Final table (5 p.m. EDT)

This perennial stop on the WPT schedule attracted 415 players last year, which generated a prize pool of $3,898,635. The winner of the $1,298,405 first-place prize was Raj Patel, who beat out a final table consisting of Paul Matteo (second), Antonio Cavezza (third), Fred Goldberg (fourth), Seth Berger (fifth), and Allen Kessler (sixth).

Hevad 'RaiNKhAN' KhanMichael BingerTwo of the preliminary events were won by professional players last year, as Will Failla took down the $5,000 no-limit hold'em event ($207,968), and Darrell Dicken won the $3,000 no-limit hold'em event ($169,917). That trend has continued this year, as well; Hevad "RaiNKhAN" Khan beat Michael Binger to take down the $2,000 no-limit hold'em event, and  $108,187 in prize money (click here to read more). Preliminary events have been running since Monday, March 24, and a $600 no-limit hold'em event attracted 938 players on Wednesday, March 26. We will see if the championship event can attract more players than last year today (click here to read more about the preliminary events).

The Card Player reporting team will bring you all of the action as it happens with live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos, so be sure to check it all out today starting at noon EDT.