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Foxwoods Poker Classic -- Day 4

Final 10 Set, Leonard Cortellino Leads the Way


Lenny CortellinoIt was a very short day at the Foxwoods Poker Classic, but tomorrow could be even shorter. Because of the original tournament schedule, the World Poker Tour film crew wasn't scheduled to arrive for filming until Tuesday, but due to the very low turnout, the field played down much faster than expected and came into the day with only 17 remaining players. In order to get some film in, tournament officials decided to halt play when the field reached the final table of 10.

David Williams came into the day as the short stack and hung around for awhile before his pocket sixes ran into Vadim Trincher's pocket tens. Williams finished in 15th place and earned $34,117.

Barry Greenstein entered with one of the bigger stacks in play, but busted when his A-Q ran failed to win a race against Leonard Cortellino's pocket jacks. Greenstein pocketed $40,209 for his 12th place finish.

Cortellino (pictured above left) is the chip leader heading into tomorrow with 1,520,000 in chips.

Allen KesslerHere are the remaining ten players and their chip counts:

  1. Lenny Cortellino -- 1,520,000
  2. Lee Markholt -- 1,314,000
  3. Amnon Filippi -- 1,248,000
  4. Vadim Trincher -- 1,180,000
  5. Alex Perelberg -- 813,000
  6. William Botchis -- 598,000
  7. Allen Kessler (pictured right) -- 394,000
  8. Matthew Casterella -- 360,000
  9. Anthony Gargano -- 324,000
  10. Joe Raposa -- 134,000

The remaining players will resume tomorrow at noon and battle down to the final six, which will make up the WPT televised final table.