WSOPC returning to Foxwoods Casino on Aug. 8



From Aug. 8-19, there will be 12 ring events ranging from $365 to a $1,675 main event with $500K guarantee at Foxwoods Resort Casino during the first stop of the 2013-14 World Series of Poker Circuit.
The stop, which sports a million dollars in guarantees, kicks off with the usual $365 no-limit hold’em ring event, and includes Omaha/8, a seniors event, a six-max and daily deepstack tournaments and main-event satellites. Also, $580 buy-in events with healthy guarantees have been added for this prestigious event.

Complete tournament details are available on, including information on hotel room discounts, and the circuit schedule can be found in the ad in our August issue.

MEGA STACK: The $1,200 main event of June’s Spring into Summer Mega Madness series at Foxwoods ended in a three-way chop, with Peter Giannitti of Wethersfield, Conn., earning $43,729 and the trophy for the title. The main event attracted 228 entrants for a $241,064 prize pool.

Michael Orgettas of Salem, Mass., was runner-up ($34K) while Jeff Giordano of St. James, N.Y., finished third for $32K. Full results can be found at

MOHEGAN SUN: Depending on when you see this issue, there may still be time for you to enter the Mohegan Sun’s $235K Summer Showdown series, which returns until Aug. 4, complete with a $100K guarantee $1,100 main event.

The Showdown includes seven featured NLHE events, with buy-ins ranging from $300 to $550. Step 1 ($75) and Step 2 ($260) satellites to the main event begin July 31. Registrations can be made online at

EASTERN POKER TOUR: Emilio Tulipano (Attleboro, Mass.), Oswald Garlington (Providence), Ken Sinkiewicz (South Boston) and Michael Stracco (Hanover, Mass.) made their way through a field of more than 200 players to win a WSOP main-event seat. The $400 satellite doubled in size from last year, with players coming from all over New England to play the deepstack event. Stay tuned to this column to hear from the lucky winners and their experiences at the WSOP.

SENECA NIAGARA: With daily cash giveaways and a slate of terrific low buy-in tournaments, Seneca’s poker room turned up the heat and excitement in late July. The Summer Slam, which runs July 30-Aug. 4, will feature a $600 deepstack main event on Aug. 3, with scheduled $66 multitable qualifiers, as well as $200 and $300 deepstack tournaments. All tournaments are re-entry with full stacks.

— Patrick Gallagher is Ante Up’s Northeast Ambassador. Email him at

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