The $10,000 buy in tournament of the tenth season of the WPT started this Thursday, and the day saw a total of 185 players take part in it. There were a number of notables who were around during the day and some got eliminated while some survived to press on to the next day.
Who’s In, Who’s Out
There were a number of notable players around day 1 of the 2011 WPT Foxwoods including Jason Somerville, John Cernuto, David Paredes, Micah Raskin, Jonathan Aguiar, and Justin Schwartz. Unfortunately for them, they did not make it on to the second day. Of course, there were those who were able to survive the first day including Erik Seidel, Dwyte Pilgrim, Jason Mercier, David Williams, Lee Markholt, and of course, the player who emerged as the chip leader, Thomas Schreiber.
One of the main highlights of the day was Party Poker‘s Greg Lang’s royal flush. Greg Lang already had the J – Q hearts and later on the A, K and 10 of hearts were revealed. The thing about the hand however, is that Greg Lang’s opponent managed to fold just in time. It really was such a waste of a very rare hand. Of course, yet another exciting match up happened later in the day, and this time, it was Peter Polianto who had the cards. The flop already gave out a 4 and a couple of 3’s and Politano had the other couple of 3’s with him. When it came down to it, one player was still going against Politano as the player already had a full house with him. Unfortunately for him, Politano already had a quad of 3’s with him, and Politano then gained a strong 62k stack from there on. This gave Politano the opportunity to build his stack even further and by the end of the day, he reached third in chip count.
The Chip Count on to Day 2
At the end of the day, it was Thomas Schreiber who took the role of chip leader on to the second day with his strong 104,000 chips. Of course, right on second is James Frangoulidis with a pretty impressive 102,425 as well. On third is Peter Politano with an awesome 98,575 as Andy Frankenberger is sitting on the fourth spot with 90,200. Not far from Frankenberger is Kathy Liebert, with her 90,000 chips for day 2. Next on the list is Andi Rossi, with a pretty good 87,850 chips, and on seventh is Josh Bergman with 84,600. On eight is Eli Berg with a solid 84,425 ad Donald Russel and Brian Striar sits on ninth and tenth place with 82,325 and 82,250 chips respectively.