PokerStars Pro Dennis Phillips to host Foxwoods event

PokerStars Pro Dennis Phillips to host Foxwoods event

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Connecticut’s famous Foxwoods casino will be hosting a Mega Stack Challenge from May 11 to May 17 so expect your fair share of poker’s elite, especially after the announcement that 2008 November Niners Dennis Phillips and Kevin Schaffel will be participating in the week-long festivities.

A two-day $340 event opens proceedings with a guaranteed prize pool of $125,000 and a 300BB starting stack; this will be followed by a $560 event across another two days. The festival culminates in the featured tournament, a $1,500 + $150 event with a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Affordable stuff for Phillips and Schaffel, who picked up $4.6m and $1.3m in the 2008 and 2009 Main Event respectively. Phillips has since become a PokerStars Pro and has made deep runs in several tournaments including the 2009 Main Event as well as appearing on GSN’s High Stakes Poker.

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