Racener in final table race at Foxwoods

John Racener

Fifty-six players are still alive, kicking and looking for a final table seat at the Foxwoods Poker Classic. Casey Griswold tops the field with $397,800 in chips, while most of the big names have been knocked out of the World Poker Tour (WPT) tournament.

A number of stars were sent to the rails during Day 2 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., including Mimi Tran, Evelyn Ng, Gavin Smith, Mark Seif, Kathy Liebert and Hoyt Corkins.

One player still hanging in there is John Racener. The 21-year-old has played fearless poker throughout the event and is in a decent position in the middle of the field with $140,000 in chips, despite losing $90,000 late in Day 2.

In an exclusive interview with PokerListings.com reporter Matt Showell, Racener spoke about his hopes and plans for the rest of the WPT event.

"Of course I'm feeling confident going into tomorrow, I wish I hadn't lost that last $90,000, it would've helped me do some bubble work," said Racener.

"Now it's going to be a little rougher because these players really don't like to fold. They know I'm wild and aggressive; at least that's how they're starting to see me. But I'm happy with my stack going into tomorrow."

You can follow John Racener's hunt for prize money (40 places are being paid), and a final table seat in our John Racener, and fun and interesting blogs.

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