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WPT: Day 1B of the Foxwoods World Poker Finals

Phil Ivey Leads Second Starting Day

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Phil IveyAfter a sluggish start to the 2008 Foxwoods World Poker Finals, the second starting day came through in a big way to the tune of 250 entrants, making the grand total for the tournament 412 players strong. After registration closed, the payouts were announced as follows:

Entrants: 412
Places paid: 50
Prize pool: $3,996,400

1. $1,120,310
2. $670,635
3. $337,256
4. $240,343
5. $182,195
6. $124,048
7. $85,283
8. $58,147
9. $44,579
10-12. $36,826
13-15. $32,950
16-18. $29.073
19-21. $27,135
22-24. $25,197
25-27. $23,259
28-50. $21,320

Chau GiangJust 30 minutes into play, high-stakes pro Chau Giang was eliminated when his pocket aces were cracked on the river by pocket tens. He wasn’t the only notable to hit the rail, as David Singer, John Phan, Vanessa Selbst, Carlos Mortensen, John Juanda, Nenad Medic, John Hennigan, Eli Elezra, Andy Bloch, and Howard Lederer were all unable to survive the day.

Some well-known pros were able to flourish with their 30,000 stacks. Phil Ivey, in particular, tortured his tablemates throughout the day and finished with the overall chip lead with 183,675, just 125 less than day 1A chip leader Jason Potter.

Other players to finish the day with more than six-figures in chips included Ryan Young, Gavin Smith, Jason Mercier, and Dan Heimiller.

Both starting days’ survivors will return tomorrow at noon to play five more levels. Join us then as we continue to bring you all the action live from Foxwoods.

Here are the top 10 counts heading into tomorrow.

  1. Jason Potter — 183,825
  2. Phil Ivey — 183,675
  3. Richard E. Dabal — 169,150
  4. Vadim Trincher — 163,600
  5. Steve Gross — 145,025
  6. Jonathan Jaffe — 141,000
  7. Kevin Saul — 135,350
  8. Jonathan Little — 131,400
  9. Will Failla — 124,800
  10. Gavin Smith — 124,325