The WPT "World Poker Finals" is under way at Foxwoods, and what a piece of crap this place is. I swear it gets worse every time I come here.
Their customer service motto must be "Well we're the only poker room in New England, so you better like it!" Hopefully the newly reopened Mohegan Sun poker room will force them to change their ways, and soon.
The redeeming factor is that the only thing as bad as the service and attitude of the staff running the tournament is the quality of the players in the tournaments.
Allen "The Chainsaw" Kessler says that Foxwoods has the worst players of any major casino in the United States, and I'd be hard-pressed to argue with him.
The first day of the tournament is run "Bellagio style," meaning that we only play five 90-minute levels with no dinner break. That way we start at noon and are finished before 9 p.m. You can never please everyone, but most people seem to like this new schedule ... myself included.
We started with $30k stacks and blinds at $50/$100. The escalation structure is somewhat fast and some of the antes are somewhat large, but nothing as ridiculous as Niagara's structure (still lol @ $500/$1,000 with a $200 ante).
My starting table was just about average for the tournament I think. I had two good players on my right: online sicko and EPT stud "Adam F$&#ing Junglen" (who has one of the best nicknames ever, of course), and Bradley Berman, son of Matt Stout: