Foxwoods Main Event Final Numbers and Payouts

Final numbers are in and the grand total for the Foxwoods Circuit Main Event is 591 players. This created a prize pool of $888,568.

The final 63 spots will will finish in the money with first place taking home $186,600 and the Circuit Main Event Ring.

Final payouts are as follows:

1st – $186,600
2nd – $115,069
3rd – $84,414
4th – $62,555
5th – $47,095
6th – $35,898
7th – $27,545
8th – $21,770
9th – $17,357
10th-12th – $13,861
13th-15th – $11,373
16th-18th – $9,418
19th-21st – $7,908
22nd-24th – $6,664
25th-27th – $5,686
28th-30th – $4,975
31st-33rd – $4,265
34th-36th – $3,820
37th-45th – $3,465
46th-54th – $3,198
55th-63rd – $2,932

Event 11 Now Underway

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Event 11 at the Foxwoods Circuit Series, the $365 No-Limit Hold ‘em, is now underway. Players start with 10,000 in chips and the levels are starting at 30 minutes.

At noon today, Day 2 of the Main Event will be kicking off. Registration will close once play begins and we will bring you the final numbers and payouts as soon as they are made available.

Stay tuned for all of the action on a busy Sunday at Foxwoods.

Main Event Day 2 Chip Counts

Place   Name Chips Table/Seat
1 Haddad, Ray 304,000 12-7
2 Pezzullo, Francis 225,100 5-4
3 Feehan, J.E. 180,600 14-2
4 He, Liam 175,700 8-2
5 Engel, Alan 169,900 24-3
6 Gray, Patrick 162,600 20-2
7 Baker, Scott 159,600 14-5
8 Hawkins, Charlie $152,700 22-1
9 Rosenberg, Mason 150,400 16-9
10 Strasser, Jason 144,300 11-1
11 Godin, Dorian 142,700 14-7
12 Mostafa, Ryan 135,600 22-8
13 Abdel-Rahim, M. 133,700 19-8
14 Hendricks, Jeremy 129,400 17-7
15 Artigiani, Richard 127,500 3-1
16 Loew, Aaron 126,900 5-7
17 Campo, Peter 120,700 23-7
18 Pena, Jose 115,200 7-8
19 Eriquezzo, Ryan 110,500 3-8
20 Rollman, Dan 109,100 15-2
21 Stefanski, David 108,200 7-7
22 Saunders, Jeffrey 104,600 7-5
23 Paushter, Evan 103,800 5-6
24 Lipszyc, Sholom 103,000 15-4
25 Ohannessian, H. 102,600 17-6
26 Dang, William 100,800 24-9
27 Gilmore, Peter 99,700 3-7
28 Bates, John 99,600 4-5
29 Bitker, Adam 97,200 24-5
30 Georato, Robert 94,700 16-1
31 Leskowitz, Bryan 93,100 12-3
32 Singer, Dave 92,500 12-2
33 Mitrokostas, Spiro 91,500 15-7
34 Maglio, Vincent 91,300 23-1
35 Lang, Grant 90,300 9-8
36 Rosenberg, Chip 88,300 14-4
37 Chappell, Tony 88,200 24-2
38 Kurth, Taylor 88,100 16-5
39 Born, Laura 88,000 16-7
40 Backa, Marsel 87,800 15-3
41 Agarwal, Pushpa 87,500 15-6
42 Stracco, Michael 87,500 3-2
43 Chan, Daniel 85,700 11-7
44 Dines, Suzanne 85,100 23-9
45 Skinner, Bob 82,300 6-8
46 Guadano, Michael 81,000 21-3
47 Wolpert, Leo 79,900 13-1
48 Rubin, James 78,800 18-6
49 Kates, Richard 78,000 24-1
50 Suller, Shaun 77,500 13-4
51 DiBella, John 77,400 8-6
52 Santos, Mike 77,100 1-7
53 Pahuja, Vinny 73,400 19-5
54 Calderone, Frank 73,000 13-8
55 Aiello, Gerald 72,500 2-8
56 Zinno, Anthony 72,000 21-1
57 Vickrey, Stephen 71,500 18-9
58 Diamantus, Stephen 70,800 17-1
59 Sciannameo, C. 69,900 4-2
60 Newman, Michael 69,700 8-7
61 Sanney, Todd 69,700 19-2
62 Mutsakis, Nick 69,600 18-1
63 Nowak, Paul 67,000 3-9
64 Austein-Miller, Geoff 66,900 6-5
65 Dombrowski, Hilary 66,900 20-7
66 Kerstetter, Jamie 66,700 22-2
67 Senter, Clarence 65,800 2-7
68 Morneau, Joe 65,200 12-5
69 Donovan, Keith 64,900 18-3
70 Vo, Chien 64,500 9-2
71 Solitro, Matt 64,400 9-6
72 Perry, James 64,300 20-9
73 Adams, Justin 63,500 5-8
74 Hegarty, Sean 63,200 13-3
75 Quint, Josh 62,600 10-1
76 Clemente, Michael 62,400 11-9
77 Rocaberte, John 62,000 5-1
78 Pappas, William 60,300 1-4
79 Vetstein, Chad 60,300 18-7
80 Bitondo, Attilio 60,000 4-3
81 Sinkiewicz, Ken 59,700 17-5
82 Burns, Aaron 58,800 19-7
83 Burnette, Randy 58,500 8-3
84 Grimes, Terry 58,300 16-4
85 Methia, Ryan 58,200 7-2
86 Ortiz, Alex 57,900 16-2
87 McCarthy, Kevin 57,800 23-3
88 St. Vincent, Brad 57,500 23-5
89 Attina, Sal 57,000 22-7
90 Macavinta, Emer 57,000 2-3
91 Legendre, Rodney 55,000 8-5
92 Giannitti, Peter 54,000 1-8
93 Hale, Denis 53,600 10-3
94 Matteo, Paul 51,600 22-3
95 Esquivel, Jahzeel 50,300 23-6
96 Ting, John 50,300 9-9
97 Chin, Derek 50,100 12-4
98 Garshofsky, M. 50,000 6-4
99 Hurwitz, Jeffrey 49,500 23-8
100 Sorscher, Jonathan 49,400 9-3
101 Agard, Sherwin 49,100 14-6
102 Beauregard, Timothy 48,800 19-3
103 Aguiar, Jonathan 48,700 10-6
104 Lamora, Brandon 48,400 11-6
105 Savarese, David 48,300 12-9
106 Mann, Howard 47,600 4-9
107 Nissim, Ari 47,200 4-4
108 Gravalese, Eddie 47,000 8-1
109 Nigris, Paolo 47,000 14-9
110 Hussie, Andrew 46,800 24-7
111 Tekneci, Kirkor 46,800 10-8
112 Schwartz, Justin 46,500 21-6
113 Stacy, Kenneth 45,900 9-5
114 Marcy, Rick 45,600 4-7
115 Cohen, Steven 45,500 4-8
116 Chambers, Gary 45,300 16-6
117 Ahmady, Yasin 45,200 8-9
118 Stein, Z 45,000 5-3
119 Hou, Ernie 44,900 13-7
120 Torkildsen, Peter 44,500 22-5
121 Ganias, Chris 44,300 11-8
122 Ferdinand, Bobby 43,300 22-9
123 Radochia, Paul 42,800 17-9
124 Myung, John 42,600 6-7
125 Shelmerdine, E. 42,500 2-5
126 Marston, Paul 42,000 7-6
127 Sklar, Randal 41,500 1-5
128 Mansur, Forrest 41,000 6-1
129 Brumfield, Bart 40,100 15-1
130 Silberzweig, Matthew 40,000 10-9
131 Hoglund, Thomas 39,700 9-7
132 Lall, Bharat 39,600 20-5
133 Aubin, Marc 39,400 4-1
134 Perry, Derrick 39,400 21-2
135 Wilson, Alexander 39,400 11-3
136 Polinsky, Alex 37,800 1-3
137 Yap, Ricky 37,700 17-2
138 DeArrigunaga, M. 36,200 18-2
139 Buchanan, Austin 35,800 16-3
140 Massey, Aaron 35,800 19-9
141 Connors, Wayne 34,800 19-1
142 Liu, Mengxi 34,700 13-2
143 Hofmann, Steve 34,600 21-8
144 Kim, Juno 33,400 17-4
145 Goldman, Eric 33,200 21-9
146 Taylor, Dave 33,000 3-3
147 Hector, Dorothy 32,500 24-8
148 Patel, Raj 32,400 15-5
149 Ghods, Ehsan 31,500 1-6
150 Epstein, Mark 30,700 14-1
151 Kamer, Russel 30,600 20-1
152 Milburn, Megan 30,500 15-9
153 Tristani, Anthony 30,400 5-9
154 Ribeiro, Edward 29,700 1-1
155 Cerreto, Michael 29,500 2-9
156 Uppalapati, Nirmal 29,500 3-4
157 Boggio, Matt 29,300 7-9
158 Orme, Chris 28,900 13-9
159 Garcia, Paul 27,300 21-7
160 Spector, Glenn 27,300 2-4
161 Hodson, Robert 26,400 18-8
162 Kilcullen, Tom 24,900 7-1
163 Mondello, Paul 24,300 12-1
164 Korres, Chris $23,900 19-4
165 Caouette, Nick 23,800 10-2
166 Hofmann, Ryan 23,300 11-2
167 Richard, Jonathan 22,900 2-1
168 Britten, Stephen 22,600 17-3
169 Frank, Jason 22,600 8-4
170 Pappas, Art 22,000 10-7
171 Theodosiadis, Pascal 22,000 7-3
172 Bill, Peter 21,600 14-3
173 Hawkins, Maurice 20,700 18-5
174 Fernandes, Jose 20,300 1-9
175 Linster, Michael 20,000 21-5
176 Block, Keith 19,800 13-5
177 Shelton, Mike 19,800 20-3
178 Rodrigues, Johnny 19,600 23-2
179 Andrews, Mark 18,600 5-5
180 Webb, Melody 18,000 3-5
181 Miller, Robert 17,900 10-5
182 McCluskey, Sarah 17,400 6-9
183 Nguyen, Steven 17,200 24-6
184 Vrabel, Luke 17,000 6-2
185 Estevam, Marco 16,700 6-3
186 Procopion, John 16,300 11-5
187 Gulati, Tarun 16,100 12-8
188 Amaral, Chris 15,500 20-6
189 Long, Rohan 15,400 2-6
190 Zisk, Richard 12,900 9-1

Haddad, Engel Shine on Opening Day of Main Event Action

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It feels like we just set the November Nine in the World Series of Poker Main Event a month ago.  Oh wait, we did.  There is no rest for the weary in the poker world though, as the WSOP calendar is now truly a year-round affair.

The 2013-2014 Circuit is in full swing and the first Main Event of the season kicked off at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.  The East Coast poker mecca returned for a second season on the Circuit and, once again, the Main Event drew some of the top talent from both the New England region and the WSOP Circuit regulars.

The first starting flight drew 341 entries, including a number of bracelet winners like Leo Wolpert, Jon Aguiar, and Ronnie Bardah as well as last year’s seventh place finisher in the 2012 WSOP Main Event, Michael Esposito.  For all of these noteworthy players, save Wolpert, Day 1A would not end on a positive note.  All were eliminated, including Esposito who busted on the second to last hand of the flight.

Wolpert, on the other hand, thrived, and managed to bag up almost 80,000 chips.  He was on of 115 Flight 1A survivors along with Maurice Hawkins, 2012 WSOP National Championship participants Aaron Massey and Austin Buchanan, Vinny Pahuja, Jason Strasser, Little One for One Drop final tablist Joe Morneau, and Josh Bergman.

Ari Engel, fresh off his sixth Circuit Ring victory, also had a massive day at the Flight 1A tables, bagging up 169,900, which puts him second in the Flight 1A counts.  While Engel impressively built on his 20,000-chip starting stack, he is still not even close to the end of Flight 1A chip leader Ray Haddard’s mountain of 304,000 chips.

Esposito, Bardah, and Aguiar were just some of the players to takeadvantage of the single re-entry option of this tournament and signed up for second chance in Flight 1B.  For Esposito and Bardah, the results were the same as their first shot, but for Aguiar, the second time proved to be the charm, as the semi-retired poker pro was one of approximately 79 Flight 1B players from a starting field of around 243 entries to bag up at the end of the night.

Several other players opted to fire just a single bullet in this tournament in the second flight of the day. It was a plan that worked out well for Jamie Kerstetter and Justin Schwartz, but not so well for the likes of Victor Ramdin and bracelet winner Andrew Badecker.

The player who had the best Flight 1B of them all was Frank Pezzullo.  He took his second bullet in this tournament and ran it up into 225,100, thanks to numerous big pots, including a hand where he busted Circuit regular, Ralph Massey. While it wasn’t enough to overtake Haddad for the overall chip lead going into Day 2, Pezzullo is nonetheless firmly second in the counts and the only other player over the 200,000-chip mark.

Final numbers in this opening Circuit Main Event will be tabulated in the morning after registration officially closes at the start of Day 2 play.  The tournament easily surpassed the $500,000 guarantee and it will be a nice six-figure payday for whoever captures that ring and National Championship berth.

Tune in to the WSOP live updates tomorrow for all the Day 2 action, which gets underway at 12pm ET. Until then, here is a look at the unofficial end of Day 1 top ten counts:

1. Ray Haddad – 304,000
2. Frank Pezzulo – 225,100
3. James Feehan- 180,600
4. Liam He – 175,700
5. Ari Engel – 169,900
6. Patrick Gray – 162,600
7. Scott Baker – 159,600
8. Charles Hawkins – 152,700
9. Mason Rosenberger – 150,400
10. Jason Strasser – 144,300

And be sure to keep checking in here on the Circuit Blog tomorrow, as we’ll have info and action from Event 11, a $365 No Limit Hold’em event that kicks off at 11AM tomorrow.

Foxwoods Main Event About to Kick Off

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The $1,675 No-Limit Hold ‘em Main Event is now underway at the Foxwoods Circuit series. Flight A kicks off at 11am while Flight B will start up at 5pm. You may enter either Flight or both if you are eliminated from Flight A.

Players will start with 20,000 in chips and the first 15 levels of play are 40 minutes in length. Levels are then 60 minutes through 25. After that, all levels will be 75 minutes long. Play in Flights A and B will be 12 levels.

In addition to the Circuit Main Event Ring and a seat to the WSOP National Championship, this event features a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Be sure to follow the live updates from the Foxwoods Circuit Main Event by clicking here.

Main Event Kicks Off at 11am

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An exciting Friday has come to an end at the Foxwoods Circuit series. Ari Engel was able to defeat the toughest final table of the series to win his sixth Circuit Ring in the $580 No-Limit Hold ‘em Event 9.

Ryan Methia retained the Casino Championship points lead when Chris Rizzo was eliminated from the same event in fifth place. With only three Ring events remaining, Methia holds a 10 point lead over Rizzo going into the weekend.

Tomorrow marks the start of the Foxwoods Circuit Main Event. Flight A of the $1,675 buy-in event gets underway at 11am. If eliminated from Flight A, you may re-enter into Flight B that kicks off at 5pm.

Be sure to stay tuned to the Circuit Blog for all of the exciting Main Event action starting tomorrow morning.

Ari Engel Wins His Sixth Circuit Ring

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With the Main Event kicking off tomorrow morning, today was supposed to be a relatively calm day at the Foxwoods Circuit series. Little did anyone know, that statement could not have been further from the truth, as Ari Engel captured his sixth Circuit Ring in the $580 No-Limit Hold ‘em event in an evnt stacked with poker talent.

The starting field of 225 players in the $580 No-Limit Hold ‘em event was whittled down to just ten by the end of the first night. Ari Engel and two-time Circuit Ring winner Aaron Massey came into Day 2 second and third in chips. Chris Rizzo, who finished second in the $365 No-Limit Hold ‘em Event 4, came in as the chip leader.

Rizzo needed to secure a win or runner-up finish to take over the Foxwoods Casino Championship point lead from Ryan Methia. However, Methia’s lead would stay intact as Rizzo would end up being knocked out in fifth place for $7,408. Engel and Massey would cut through the rest of the final table and set up a heads-up match that everyone was anticipating.

The two players, who are also good friends, were the two most accomplished Circuit grinders at the final table. In addition to Engel’s five rings, Massey holds two rings himself. Massey also had two prior Circuit runner-up finishes.

The two battled it out for just under an hour before Engel was able to grind Massey down. In the end, Engel finished Massey off to earn the title, while Massey had to settle for his third Circuit runner-up finish. Engel took home $29,634 for his victory.

With six Circuit Rings, Engel is now tied with Alex Masek and both players trail Chris Reslock, who holds the most Circuit Rings won with a total of seven. When asked if he thinks he can tie Reslock this season, Engel was confident. “I won two events last year and this is a great start. I definitely think I have a shot.”

Engel also had kind words to say about his heads-up opponent. “Aaron is an incredible player and I have an incredible amount of respect for his game. Also, I want to thank my parents for their continued support.”

Last year, Engel booked two victories and 14 cashes on the Circuit, which helped him secure the top at-large spot in last season’s National Championship field. It looks as if he has no intention of slowing down this season.

Congratulations on Circuit Ring six, Ari Engel! We are sure it won’t be long until you make a run at number seven.

Here are the full final table results from the $580 No Limit Hold’em Event 9 at Foxwoods:

1st: Ari Engel – $29,634
2nd: Aaron Massey – $18,313
3rd: Bedda Nakhoul – $13,336
4th: Victor Usatii – $9,850
5th: Chris Rizzo – $7,408
6th: Deon Nossel – $5,654
7th: Steven Brackesy – $4,374
8th: Fred Alesi – $3,438
9th: Spyro Mitrokostas – $2,743

Five-Timers Everywhere

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Kurt Jewell is among the elite few who have won five Circuit Rings. Today, he is at the $580 No-Limit Hold ‘em Event 9 final table to sweat one of his best friends, Aaron Massey. Massey himself has two Circuit Rings.

Interestingly enough, one of the few other players who has five rings, Ari Engel, is now heads-up with Massey for his sixth ring, which would put him in a tie for second with Alex Masek on the all-time Circuit wins leaderboard.