Failla wins World Poker Finals at Foxwoods

November 21, 2013, Christopher Cosenza  

Will “The Thrill” Failla of Commack, N.Y., captured the World Poker Finals Main Event at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., and earned $128,306 and a crystal trophy.

The $2,700 no-limit hold’em main event is the signature event at Foxwoods, and was a staple of the World Poker Tour for years. Its 302 entrants generated a $732,350 prize pool. Fifty-six returned at noon on Sunday for Day 3 action. Nine hours of final-table action culminated with the final three reaching an agreement that gave Chris Orme of Ashland, Mass., $100K for third, Tom Thomas of Albertson, N.Y., $120K for second and Failla notched the title and a special watch. The winners of the undercard events are below, including two NLHE titles won by Dena Pearlman of Providence.

World Poker Finals, Foxwoods Casino Resort, Oct. 20-Nov. 3

Event 1 • $600 NLHE
Entries: 414 • Pool: $212,838
Bradley Vincent, $34K*
Event 2 • $400 Stud
Entries: 67 • Pool: $22,746
Arthur Milici, $3,731*
Event 3 • $300 Bounty
Entries: 333 • Pool: $50,682
Aaron Belardo, $4,302*
Event 4 • $500 NLHE
Entries: 220 • Pool: $93,896
Dena Pearlman, $18,029
Event 5 • $400 NLHE
Entries: 40 • Pool: $13,580
Tashawn Fonville, $2,716*
Event 6 • $500 Seniors
Entries: 186 • Pool: $79,385
Louis Cardillo, $16,147
Event 7 • $400 PLO
Entries: 75 • Pool: $25,462
Vincent Moscati, $7,639
Event 8 • $300 NLHE
Entries: 535 • Pool: $134,927
Joe Nelligan, $25,502
Event 9 • $300 Bounty
Entries: 261 • Pool: $39,775
Todd Flanagan, $8,775
Event 10 • $400 PLO/8
Entries: 89 • Pool: $30,215
William DelSanto, $8,506
Event 11 • $300 Ladies
Entries: 194 • Pool: $48,927
Christine Bell, $10,162
Event 12 • $1,650 NLHE
Entries: 174 • Pool: $253,170
Jonathan Jaffe, $54,372
Event 13 • $400 NLHE
Entries: 442 • Pool: $147,058
Dena Pearlman, $29,559
Event 14 • $400 HOSE
Entries: 59 • Pool: $20,030
Karl Tretter, $5,324
Event 15 • $400 6-Max
Entries: 159 • Pool: $53,980
Petko Tsakov, $13,236
Event 16 • $1,100 NLHE
Entries: 122 • Pool: $118,340
Bradley St. Vincent, $31,716
Event 17 • $400 S/8
Entries: 51 • Pool: $5,328
Jeff Duvall, $5,328
Event 18 • $500 Bounty
Entries: 75 • Pool: $24,510
She Wong, $4,020*
* Denotes deal or chop