Oh, Is That Still Going On? WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals Down To 6
November 10, 2021

There are some serious disadvantages with running a major poker tournament during the World Series of Poker Main Event final table, as evidenced in Foxwoods this week, where tournament officials have been stubbornly playing out a major $10,000 buy-in World Poker Tour event, despite most of the poker world adamantly facing towards Vegas to see who will be the next WSOP Main Event champion.

But now, with that great question recently answered, perhaps poker fanboys will once again focus towards the rising sun, for a significant East Coast event ending today (11/10), with a $910,058 first place prize and six well known tournament players, all still in contention.

The absurdly difficult final table for this year's Foxwoods World Poker Finals contains a healthy mix of feared live and online players, and was dangerously close to being even tougher still, as poker legend Kenna James seventhboked the event, when his pocket sixes were beaten by Soheil Shamseddin's Jack-Ten suited- clearing the way instead for short stacked Lee Markholt, who will begin today's play with less than seven times the big blind. 

The other tough players to make tonight's final six include Eric "Efro" Froehlich, Curt Kohlberg, Matt "Allinat420" Stout and 2009 WPT LA Poker Classic winner Cornel Andrew Cimpan, currently the chip leader with 3,691,000 in chips.

For updates, chip counts and videos from tonight's live event, set to roll at 4:00 PM/ET, visit

Story by Mark Anderson

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