Day 1 of WPT World Poker Finals leaves 141 survivors

Day 1 of WPT World Poker Finals leaves 141 survivors

Friday, 28 October 2011

While the WPT World Poker Finals at Foxwoods couldn’t match the 242-strong field of last year, a nonetheless impressive turnout of 185 players created a prize pool of more than $1.5m with 141 surviving through to play out Day 2 today.

Leading the field into Day 2 is Thomas Schreiber, who built up his stack to an impressive 104,000 – over two and a half times the average count. World Poker Tour Season X Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger also built a big stack, finishing fourth in chips on 90,200.

He joins Erik Seidel, Dwyte Pilgrim, Cornel Cimpan, Jonathan Little, Steve Brecher, Hoyt Corkins, Jeff Forrest, Alan Sternberg, David Williams, Will Failla and Lee Markholt in the list of former WPT champions still alive.

Other notable names with big stacks include Kathy Liebert, Matt Matros, Darren Elias, Adam Geyer and Allen Kessler. There will be 141 players returning for Day 2 today for the seven-figure prize pool. Last year, Jeffrey Forrest took down the event for more than $500,000.

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Tags: WPT Foxwoods, World Poker Tour, Erik Seidel, Allen Kessler, Kathy Liebert, Andy Frankenberger