New Yorker rakes $1.3M in tourney

Apr 25, 2006 5:18 AM

After two weeks of heart-pounding poker action, all eyes were on Foxwoods two weeks ago for the inaugural World Poker Tour (WPT) Foxwoods Poker Classic No-Limit Hold ”˜Em final table.

Nearly 500 players entered the tournament, including stars like Daniel Negreanu, Eric Lindgren, Carlos Mortenson and Eric Seidell, but the one left holding all the chips was Victor Ramdin, a relative unknown from the Bronx, New York.

Ramdin went head-to-head with Alex Jacob in the final dramatic hands. Jacob went "all in" with a King/Jack combo and was called by Ramdin, holding Ace/Jack. Jacob couldn’t improve upon his hand and was eliminated, but pocketed $655,507 for his second place finish.

Formerly the New England Poker Classic, the new Foxwoods Poker Classic brought the region back into the national spotlight with the World Poker Tour TV cameras rolling from the Travel Channel. It marks the second WPT event at Foxwoods, joining the World Poker Finals which hits the tables each October.

In addition, Foxwoods recently celebrated the opening of the new WPT World Poker Room, the largest casino-based poker room in the country with 114 tables and state-of-the-art technology. Carmen Electra dealt the ceremonial first hand with WPT host Mike Sexton calling the action.