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WPT: Day 4 of the Foxwoods World Poker Finals

Mike Matusow Leads Final 10


Mike MatusowAnother day down, another day closer to $1.2 million. As the World Series of Poker main event played on into the early morning, 33 players gathered in the Foxwoods ballroom to determine who would be going home, and who would spend the next two days battling for one of poker's top prizes, a World Poker Tour title.

The schedule was set for five levels, or down to nine players, whichever came first. As it turned out, all five levels were needed just to get the field down to the final table of 10. In the first two levels, we lost notables Daniel Shiff, Adam Lippert, Freddy Deeb, Will Failla, Gavin Smith, and Phil Ivey. Yes, the star power had dwindled a bit, but the many big names still remain in contention, including Mike Matusow, who emerged with the chip lead and held on to it for the rest of the day.

Kevin Saul, Bill Gazes ,and Alex Bolotin went out just before the final table, and Jon Friedberg ended as the day's final elimination after getting coolered in one of the biggest pots of the tournament. His top set ran into a flopped straight, and the board remained unpaired, leaving him with a mere fraction of his former massive stack. He hung on for a while, but eventually succumbed to the mounting blinds and antes.

David PhamWith that, the final 10 were set. Here are the seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: David Pham — 1,242,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Jaffe — 1,780,000
Seat 3: Jonathan Little — 1,407,000
Seat 4: Dimitri Haskaris — 945,000
Seat 5: Tom Nguyen — 615,000
Seat 6: Henry Doiban — 591,000
Seat 7: Charles Marchese — 963,000
Seat 8: Jack Schanbacher — 1,600,000
Seat 9: Mike Matusow — 1,857,000
Seat 10: Anthony Newman — 1,391,000

They will return on Monday to lose an additional four players, leaving the remaining six for the TV final table. Make sure to head back to to see the conclusion on the 2008 Foxwoods World Poker Finals.



over 13 years ago

Go Mikey GO!!!!