WPT Foxwoods Day 5: Christian Harder Leads Final EightOctober 31, 2011 7:39 am
As the $10,000 WPT World Poker Finals enters Day 5 at the Foxwoods Casino, the eight remaining players are expecting a short day of action with just two eliminations necessary for the competition to break overnight for the six-handed final table.
As Day 4 got underway, 27 players were still left in contention with Andy Frankenberger (658,500) the chip leader and online prodigy Christian “charder30” Harder in 3rd spot with a 378,500 stack. Whereas Christian Harder (pictured right) almost quadrupled his stack and propelled himself into the overnight chip lead, Frankenberger finished nearly 200,000 chips down on the day and will have to fight hard to book himself a place at the final table.
Meanwhile, New York’s Daniel Santoro manoeuvred himself into 2nd place after hitting a purple patch while 15 players still remained to end the day with an impressive 1,249,000 stack.
Also very much in contention is the 2 times WPT champion Jonathan “FieryJustice” Little, who has $4,609,187 in live tournament winnings and will be looking to join Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen as the only players ever to capture three WPT titles.
Other players were not so lucky and notable names hitting the rail on Day 4 included Allen Kessler in 25th ($19,916), Lee Markholt in 17th ($23,117), Matt Stout in 14th ($27,563), Matt Glantz in 12th ($34,676) and Hoyt Corkins in 10th ($34,676).
The WPT Foxwoods Main Event will resume today at 12pm ET with the blinds on
6k/12k and a 2k ante. This is how the players will line up:
Christian Harder: 1,437,000 (119 BBs)
Daniel Santoro: 1,249,000 (104 BBs)
Steven Brackesy: 984,000 (82 BBs)
Chris Klodnicki: 534,000 (44 BBs)
Jonathan Little: 504,000 (42 BBs)
Andy Frankenberger: 486,000 (40 BBs)
Bob Carbone: 263,000 (21 BBs)
Eli Berg: 227,000 (18 BBs)