Live Tournament Updates
Foxwoods Poker Classic Begins Today!
Level 1: 50-100, ante
Welcome to Day 1 of the Foxwoods Poker Classic!
This is the last event of WPT Season VII before the WPT World Championship at Bellagio, so it's getting late in the Player of the Year race with John Phan still in the lead. Reigning POY Jonathan Little won the most recent Foxwoods tournament in November, and a final table performance here could make him the first player to take Player of the Year honors in multiple seasons.
The defending champion for this spring Foxwoods event is Erik Seidel, who won his first WPT title in a marathon match that lasted until the early hours of the morning. As long as that final table lasted, Little's victory in November set a record for the longest WPT table in history by the number of hands -- a record that has since been broken at Bay 101.
Any way you look at it, there will be some of the top players in the world battling for a predicted $1 million+ prize with a great blind structure. Stay tuned to WorldPokerTour.com for live updates throughout the week, including video interviews with Amanda Leatherman.
09:30 AM, 04/03/09