NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
"The Mouth" Leads The Field In Foxwoods
November 10, 2021
After a wild weekend of East Coast poker, which was somewhat overshadowed by Sunday's "November Nine" coverage, we are down to a single table at the World Poker Tour Foxwoods World Poker Finals.

The final ten players still in the hunt for the $1,120,310 first prize include some of the best in the game - Jonathan Little (WPT Season 6 Player of the Year), David "The Dragon" Pham and Jonathan Jaffe; yet nearly all eyes will be on one player at the start of the action tomorrow, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow.

Matusow will enter the difficult (ten-person) final table tomorrow as the chip leader with 1,857,000 and is a clear favorite to make it to the final six and further. Amazingly, despite three previous final table appearances, Mike has never won a WPT Open event title.

It wasn't an easy road getting to these last ten competitors yesterday. Day 4 at Foxwoods started with 33 top players fighting for position including pros like Phil Ivey, Bill Gazes, Kevin Saul, Freddy Deeb, Will "The Thrill" Failla, and PokerRoad Radio's Gavin Smith. Of these players, Gazes made it the farthest cashing in 14th place ($32,950), followed closely by Kevin Saul (18th, $29,073) and Phil Ivey (21st, $27,197). With Ivey's 21st place cash, he officially put an end to his amazing streak of always making it into the top ten anytime he cashed in a WPT event.

Gavin had an impressive run on Day 4 but still busted in a disappointing 22nd. place for $25,197. With this deep finish, and Gavin's earlier 2nd place in Niagara Falls, there is now little doubt that the old G Smith is back and officially putting the tournament world on notice.

The final ten players of the WPT World Poker Finals are set to reconvene at noon EST. For live updates, photos, chip counts and behind the scenes videos with PokerRoad's Amanda Leatherman, check out www.worldpokertour.com.

Story by Mark Anderson
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