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    Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 by Nadia

The Mashantucket, Connecticut leg of the World Poker Tour is being held at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. The finals with a buy-in of $10,000 finished the second day with Dan Colpoys at the top, followed by Andy Frankenberger. 66 players remain in the tournament.

Day One of the Tournament

The tournament began with a field of 189 players participating in the action. The buy in was on the higher end of the scale for this event. It is the first event of the season to feature a $10,000 buy in. This, as well as the recent tournaments held in Europe, could be the reason the field was smaller than expected.

From the original field, only 48 players were eliminated on Day One. At the end of the first day, Tom Schreiber had managed to capture the top place on the leaderboard. Frankenberger was situated at fourth place. Only one of the three female players remained – Kathy Liebert was at fifth place. Other players who survived the day were: Ryan Welch, Matt Matros, Dwyte Pilgrim and Erik Seidel. They were all in the top 25.

Day Two of the Event

On the second day of play, more than half of the field was eliminated from the tournament. The players only found out about the prize pool after the registration ended post the first level of play of the day. After the numbers are calculated, the final 27 players will receive a cash prize for their efforts. The minimum payout for these players is $19,916. The prize for first place in the tournament is $449,910. The winner will also have a guaranteed seat at the WPT Championship held in 2012.

The Players who were Eliminated

The first player to be eliminated was Will ‘The Thrill’ Failla. He came into the day with a short stack and was eliminated within ten minutes of play. David Williams worked hard and grinded his short stack all day but was eliminated when he went all in and another player called.

Steve Brecher, a WPT champion, was also eliminated. After a flop consisting of 10D-7D-3D, he centered his stack, only to be called by Lou Lazzinnaro and Chris Tryba. Brecher’s pocket sevens were trumped by Tryba’s pocket tens. Lazzinnaro triumphed, however, by tabling a mere QD-6D for a flush which came out on the flop. Lazzinnaro won over 110,000, while Tryba got 80,000 and Brecher was eliminated.

Nearing the end of the day, Colpoys took the chip lead with a great hand. After this, Colpoys leaped to the top of the leaderboard, his chips numbering at 168,000. Kashishian had only 13,000 remaining.

Top Ten of Day Two

Dan Colpoys leads the group with 246 K. Coming in second is Andy Frankenberger with 239.6 K. Peter Politano placed third with 237.9K. Chris Klodnicki was fourth with 216.1K. Steven Brackesy was fifth with 213.7K. In sixth place was Christian Harder with 194.3K. Tom Schreiber finished at seventh place with 173.2K. Andy Rossi ended up at eighth place with 169.1K. Michael Dentale finished with 167K and ninth place. Jack Schanbacher ranked tenth with 152.2K.

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