Omar Saeed Wins 2018 Foxwoods Poker Classic

Posted On 28 Mar, 2018 0

It was a good day at the office for New York poker pro Omar Saeed, who topped a field of 220 entries to win the Foxwoods Poker Classic, which was played at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, between 23rd and 26th March 2018. The $2,500 buy-in event saw the original prizepool of $400k being taken up to $490,820, where the top 24 players were paid out.

Saeed faced a field which consisted of several WPT champs and WSOP bracelet winners, but that didn't deter him. He finally emerged victorious on Day 4 of the event, bagging his second six-figure score and second highest live poker payday of $119,270 for the first-place.

Saeed had once before won a mega stack event at the Foxwoods casino for $74k, while the highest live cash of his career came 6 years back at the 2012 WSOP Main Event, where he cashed $191,646 for 37th place. With this, he has taken his live poker earnings to over $600k and will also be looking forward to another deep run, come the 2018 WSOP Main Event.

He went into heads up against Curt Kohlberg, a well-established poker player who had many titles at this venue and well over $3 million in live poker cashes. However, this day was all Saeed's, going into heads up with a 2:1 chip lead and managing to go all the way, denying Kohlberg another title at Foxwoods.

In what became the final hand, Saeed flopped a two-pair, and the turn or river didn't provide Kohlberg's top pair any further assistance. Final results:

  1. Omar Saeed - $119,270
  2. Curt Kohlberg - $75,341
  3. Brian Altman - $48,591
  4. Todd Rebello - $39,265
  5. Chris Tryba - $29,450
  6. David Paredes - $23,559
  7. Alex Rocha - $19,142
  8. Dominick Pelli - $15,706
  9. Brock Wilson - $12,277

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