Final Five Set For Foxwoods

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The televised final table of the 2009 Foxwoods Poker Classic will not feature the World Poker Tour’s traditional final table of six players. In what turned out to be a double-bustout bubble hand, Vadim Trincher’s bullets in the hole [Ad As] held up against William Botchis’s wired pair of Nines [9c 9d] and Joe Raposa’s pocket Jacks [Jc Js]. Botchis took home $68,235 for his seventh place finish, while Raposa earned himself $106,007 finishing in sixth.

Headlining the final five is Amnon Filippi who finds himself in good shape with 1,825,000 chips, second behind chip leader Vadim Trincher’s 2,813,000. The New York native is going for his first WPT win after recording two final tables finishes in 2006 and 2008. If he goes on to win the tournament, Filippi will vault himself into a tie for first in the WPT Player of the Year standings. John Phan currently leads with 1,400 points.

After 259 players initially entered this tournament five days ago, we are down to just five players vying for the top prize of $731,079. The cards get in the air later this afternoon at 4:00PM ET. Here are the final table seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Lenny Cortellino – 1,175,000
Seat 2: Matthew Casterella – 1,808,000
Seat 3: Alex Perelberg – 200,000
Seat 4: Vadim Trincher – 2,813,000
Seat 5: Amnon Filippi – 1,852,000

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