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WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals Begins Wednesday

Week-Long Tournament Expects Big Draw

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FoxwoodsWhile most of the focus will be on the November Nine wrapping up the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas, the rest of the circuit moves on to the WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals in Ledyard, Connecticut. The preliminary events have been running for the past two weeks, and notables Bernard Lee, Neal Friets, and Vanessa Selbst have already calimed victories. Despite the action at the Rio, tournament officials are expecting a large turnout for the week-long event.

Here is the schedule for the main event:

Nov. 5 — Noon — Day 1A
Nov. 6 — Noon — Day 1B
Nov. 7 — Noon — Day 2 (field combines)
Nov. 8 — Noon — Day 3
Nov. 9 — Noon — Day 4
Nov. 10 — Noon — Day 5 (play down to six)
Nov. 11 — 5 p.m. — Day 6 (televised final table)

Here are the results for the 2007 World Poker Finals:

Buy-in: $10,000
Number of entrants: 575
Prize pool: $5,404,075
Michael Vela - Winner of 2007 World Poker FinalsPlaces paid: 50

Final table results:

  1. Michael Vela — $1,704,986
  2. Nick Schulman — $864,652
  3. Nenad Medic — $486,367
  4. Tom Dwan — $324,244
  5. Michael White — $243,184
  6. Mark Weitzman — $189,142
  7. Rodney Legendre — $162,123
  8. John Myung — $135,102
  9. Freddy Deeb — $108,081

Notable Cashes: Hevad Khan (50th), Michael Binger (47th), Andreas Walnum (46th),  Zvi Shiff (39th), Tony Cousineau (38th), Ray Coburn (37th), Matt Giannetti (36th), David Baker (35th), Al Krux (31st), Kevin Song (28th), Steve Brecher (27th), "Miami" John Cernuto (26th), Matt Graham (21st), Young Phan (19th), Jonathan Aguiar (17th), Jimmy Tran (16th), Darren Nelson (15th), T.J. Cloutier (12th), Daniel Shiff (11th), Billy Pilossoph (10th).

Card Player will be providing full coverage from the entire event, including live updates, chip counts, photos, videos, and daily recaps of all the action from Foxwoods in Connecticut.