A primer for the WSOPC at Foxwoods Casino



The World Series of Poker Circuit is in full swing at Foxwoods (concluding April 8), and if you’re planning on attending, here are a few tips from a frequent player to make your time productive and enjoyable.

Cash Games: With a bad beat of more than $250K at press time and the largest poker room east of the Mississippi, there’s sure to be a table and game to your liking. Foxwoods regularly spreads $1-$2, $2-$5 and $5-$10 no-limit hold’em, and multiple levels of limit, stud and Omaha that can reach $20-$40 and $150-$300. Foxwoods is quick to seat new tables when the situation warrants, and action continues throughout the day and into the night, especially with a tour in town.

Hotels: Foxwoods has limited rooms available at poker rates. All of the hotels in the discount group options (Grand Cedar $119 weekdays/$179 and $199 weekends, Grand Pequot $119 weekdays/$179 and $199 weekends, and Two Trees Inn $69 and $99 weekdays/$179 and $199 weekends) are excellent choices for the player looking for value and location, with the Grand Cedar having the closest location to the poker room, and the Grand Pequot featuring luxurious rooms and great restaurants a short walk from the poker room.

And there’s a restaurant for every type of Foxwoods visitor, including the discerning poker player. If all of this isn’t enough there are plenty of nightclubs and, of course, a huge casino for entertainment.

HOT STREAK: There are few players, if any, running as hot as Travell Thomas these days. Not only did he win two events in Seneca Niagara’s Western New York Poker Challenge (Events 4 and 9) in February, he also won his second World Series of Poker Circuit ring at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (Event 1, $365 NLHE). Winners from the Seneca Niagara series can be found below as Matt Sande won the main event.

— Patrick Gallagher is Ante Up’s Northeast Ambassador. Email him at anteupne@gmail.com.
Matthew Sande won the WNYPC main event at Seneca Niagara and $44K.

Western New York Poker Challenge, Seneca Niagara

Event 1 • $175 PLO
Entries: 56 • Pool: $7,980
Corey Waszkielewicz, $2,793
Event 2 $230 NLHE
Entries: 155 • Pool: $29,450
Richard Arnone, $7,952
Event 3 • $175 NLHE
Entries: 71 • Pool: $10,117
Casey Smith, $3,239
Event 4 • $450 NLHE
Entries: 74 • Pool: $28,120
Travell Thomas, $8,998
Event 5 • $180 NLHE
Entries: 26 • Pool: $3,900
N/A, $2,600
Event 6 • $340 NLHE
Entries: 131 • Pool: $37,335
Dennis Fleig, $11,200
Event 7 • $175 NLHE
Entries: 81 • Pool: $11,542
Angelo Muscarella, $3,693
$1,080 Main Event
Entries: 172 • Pool: $165,120
Matthew Sande, $44,582
Event 9 • $230 NLHE
Entries: 144 • Pool: $27,360
Travell Thomas, $7,387

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