Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
It has been a very exciting World Series of Poker that brought a lot of tears of joy and even more tears of frustration through a total of 69 Events that started May 31 and culminated with the WSOP Main Event Championship.
The final table became a reality yesterday as the last couple of players were eliminated. The well know phrase “so close yet so far away,” will resonate in John Cynn’s mind again and again after he was eliminated in 11th place by Gordon Vayo, who secured his place in the world famous 2016 November Nine. The same phrase is surely going to haunt Josh Weiss – eliminated in 10th place when he went all in for 850,000 with an eight of clubs and ace of diamonds. He was called by Michael Ruane from the small blind and Gordon Vayo from the big blind and Ruane ended up taking the pot with two pairs.
A little more than a week after Event #68: $10,000 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em Championship started, with more than 6,700 players,
the Final Table is set with the November Nine happily taking a much deserved break. They’ll return to the Rio Hotel and Casino on October 30 and play down to the 2016 WSOP Championship Title, the most coveted WSOP bracelet, and a little spending cash of $8,000,000 bucks.
The November Nine are:
|Cliff Josephy||74,600, 000 chips|
|Qui Nguyen||67,925,000 chips|
|Gordon Vayo||49,375,000 chips|
|Kenny Hallaert||43,325,000 chips|
|Michael Ruane||31,600,000 chips|
|Vojtech Ruzicka||27,300,000 chips|
|Griffin Benger||26,175,000 chips|
|Jerry Wong||10,175,000 chips|
|Fernando Pons||6,150,000 chips|
Now y’all know that all of the November Nine constitute poker’s newest guaranteed millionaires, but for your personal knowledge, the
payout breakdown is as follows:
1st place: $8,000,000
2nd place: $4,658,452
3rd place: $3,451,175
4th place: $2,574,808
5th place: $1,934,579
6th place: $1,463,906
7th place: $1,250,000
8th place: $1,100,000
9th place: $1,000,000
Of course, the pride of winning this particular event is priceless.