Foxwood Mega Stack XVII gets 2,200 players; $1m prize pool

Foxwood Mega Stack XVII gets 2,200 players; $1m prize pool

Monday, 13 September 2010

The twelfth run of the Foxwoods casino Mega Stack tournament series has come to an end with over two thousand players generating a prize pool of over a million dollars across the three tournaments. Each event was hosted by a different poker personality as 2003 WSOP champion Chris Moneymaker, Darvin Moon and Jonathan Duhamel.

The first event began on August 17; a NL affair with a $340 buy-in. The two other tournaments were also Hold ‘em, firstly a $560 buy-in and then the $1,650 main event. The latter was won by Massachusetts resident Dan Suied who took three days to triumph over the 320-strong field and earn a first prize of over $70,000.

The initial $340 tournament also awarded a $70,000 plus prize when William Davis of New York beat John Weiss heads-up. The latter earned more than $45,000 for his efforts in coming second. In the $560 event a five-way deal was struck after 107 played down to the quintet over fourteen hours on August 23. Brad Harper won over $35,000 and the championship trophy while the four other runners made $31,500 apiece.

Each event in the twelfth Mega Stack outclassed the last run back in May, with the field for the $1,650 Main Event doubling over the 166 players who competed last year. Overall, 2,278 players entered the tournament series; way up on the 1,527 from May and the 979 from February.

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