Andrew Kaplan Wins 2016 Foxwoods Poker Classic

A total of 182 players entered the 2016 Foxwoods Poker Classic Main Event to create a prize pool just $15,000 short of the tournament’s guaranteed figure of $500,000. Three days later, and remaining finalists Andrew Kaplan and David Stefanski decided to strike a deal in which they secured $100,638 each, with Kaplan also taking the trophy.
The $2,700 Main Event was held at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, and amongst the notable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was Curt Kohlberg in 17th ($7,275), Matthew Wantman in 16th ($7,275), Steven Tabb in 13th ($7,760), and Jaime Kaplan in 10th ($8,730).
After the final table of nine had been set, David Stefanski and Andrew Kaplan then managed to progress all the way through to heads-up play where the former held a 3.8m to 1.4m chip advantage over the latter. The duo subsequently agreed that the ultimate champion should receive $111,275 with $90,000 going to the runner-up, but after Andrew Kaplan managed to pull out in front, they agreed to split the money down the middle. Having more chips at this stage also saw Andy Kaplan claim the title, and tournament trophy.
The victory marks Andrew Kaplan’s best result to date, and now more than doubles his poker earnings to $215,115. Meanwhile, David Stefanski boosts his career winnings to $1,188,803, with his biggest ever score coming at the 2015 WSOP Main Event, in which he finished 16th out of 6,420 players for a $325,034 payday.
Final Table Results:
1: Andrew Kaplan $100,638
2: David Stefanski $100,637
3: Andrew Dean $49,955
4: Bradley Yazici $40,013
5: Tony Ruberto $30,312
6: Brandon Shambach $24,008
7: Michael Nye $19,400
8: Tom Dobrilovic $15,762
9: Bradley St. Vincent $12,610
The 2016 Foxwoods poker series ran from March 12 to 19, during which time 23 events were played offering a total guaranteed prize pool of $1.6 million.
The Foxwoods Resort Casino is located on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The gambling venue has more than 380 table games, and 4,700 slot machines spread out over a complex of six casinos, as well as 2,266 hotel rooms, making it the country’s largest casino.

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