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Foxwoods Poker Classic -- Day 2

David Williams Among Chip Leaders While Barry Greenstein, Mike Matusow, and Jonathan Little are Still in the Hunt


Day 2 at the 2009 World Poker Tour Foxwoods Poker Classic saw the field shrink from 165 to 59 players, just 29 spots short of the money for the top 30 players. Despite a small field at the Foxwoods event, a number of professionals still remain in contention to keep things interesting. The professionals still in the hunt include Dan Heimiller (247,700), Barry Greenstein (151,200), Hoyt Corkins (144,400), Amnon Filippi (95,700), Mike Matusow (93,800), and Will Failla (82,500), recent Bay 101 Shooting Star champion Steve Brecher (68,500), Jonathan Little (64,600), and Lee Markholt (35,100). Chief among the professionals left the field is David Williams, who holds a large chip stack of 314,300, which was good for third position at the end of the night. Here is a look at the top of the leader board when things came to a close at the end of day 2:

David Williams1: Ryan Fisler -- 422,000
2: Evan McNiff -- 373,000
3: David Wiliams -- 314,300
4: Vadim Tirncher -- 311,300
5: Mike Leah -- 258,700
6: Joseph Capello -- 257,200
7: Joe Raposo -- 256,800
8: Dan Heimiller -- 247,700
9: Leonard Cortellino -- 230,000
10: Alex Perelberg -- 210,100

The field will return on Sunday, Apr. 5 at noon EDT and they will reach the prize money on the third day of play. The top 30 players will all walk away with at least $20,713, while the champion will be awarded $731,079 for first place. Check back at late Sunday night for an update on the action.

Notable eliminations on Day 2: Matt Brady, Curt Kohlberg, Alex Bolotin, Jonathan Aguiar, Cory Carroll, Bill Gazes, Frankie Flowers, Vivek Rajkumar, Nenad Medic, and Bernard Lee.

Hand of the Day:

Ryan Fisler opened the action preflop with a raise, and Cory Carroll reraised to 20,000. Fisler made the call, and the flop fell 7 4 2. Carroll bet 40,200 from the big blind, and Fisler moved all in behind him. Carroll went into the tank for a few minutes and then made the call. Their cards:

Caroll: J J
Fisler: Q Q

Turn and River: 7 3

Fisler doubled up with pocket queens to grow his stack to 275,000 while Carroll was crippled at 11,000.