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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Are you ready? Can you believe that the final nine poker players of the 2014 WSOP will meet for their showdown in less than three weeks? On November 10 the November Nine will take their appointed seats at this year’s Final Table to battle it out for for the grand sum of TEN MILLION DOLLARS plus poker’s most coveted prize: the WSOP Main Event Championship Title and the cherished Gold Bracelet.

Who will take it this year? Here is the line up, their seat assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1 – Billy Pappaconstantinou – 17,500,000
Seat 2 – Felix Stephensen – 32,775,000
Seat 3 – Jorryt van Hoof – 38,375,000
Seat 4 – Mark Newhouse – 26,000,000
Seat 5 – Andoni Larrabe – 22,550,000
.. Seat 6 – William Tonking – 15,050,000
Seat 7 – Daniel Sindelar – 21,200,000
Seat 8 – Martin Jacobson – 14,900,000
Seat 9 – Bruno Politano – 12,125,000

Do you have a favorite? We know that Mark Newhouse has already made history, becoming the first-ever November Niner to make back-to-back WSOP Main Event final tables. Will that be enough to give him an edge when he sits down for the second year in a row at the most famous poker table of all; the annual World Series of Poker Main Event?

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The final shoot-out to reach and become a part of the Final Nine players in the 45th Annual World Series of Poker $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event  finished in style around 2:00 a.m. this morning.  These guys are all that remains of the massive field of 6,683 players. Congratulations to all.

The seat assignment for these guys is as follows:

Seat 1 – “Billy Pappas” Pappaconstantinou – 17,500,000 – 29-year-old from Lowell, Massachusetts, who is playing for the first time ever in the WSOP Main Event.

Seat 2 – Felix Stephensen – 32,775,000 – 23-year-old from Oslo, Norway. Although he has never cashed at the WSOP, this is his second year in a row playing in the Main Event.

Seat 3 – Jorryt van Hoof – 38,375,000 – 31-year-old from Eindhoven, Netherlands. van Hoof  has three previous WSOP cashes but has never cashed in the Main Event. He enters this final table as the chip leader with 19% + of chips in play.

Seat 4 – Mark Newhouse – 26,000,000 – 29-year-old now from Las Vegas, Nevada, has the distinct honor of becoming the first-ever November Niner to make back-to-back WSOP Main Event final tables. Newhouse finished in 9th place in 2013, collecting $733,224. He has eight previous WSOP cashes and has a total of live poker tournament winnings of $2,776,172.

Seat 5 – Andoni Larrabe – 22,550,000 – 22-year-old from Basque, Spain, is the youngest player remaining in the field. Larrabe only has three previous WSOP cashes and this is his second year in a row playing in the Main Event.

Seat 6 – William Tonking – 15,050,000 – 27-year-old from Flemington, New Jersey. Tonking came into this Main Event with three previous WSOP cashes but this is his first time to cash in the Main Event.

Seat 7 – Daniel Sindelar – 21,200,000 – 30-year-old from Columbus, Nebraska, comes into this Main Event with 17 previous WSOP cashes but, although he has played the Main Event every year for the past six years this marks his first time to cash in any of them. He has played a total of 19 WSOP events this summer.

Seat 8 – Martin Jacobson – 14,900,000 – 27-year-old originally from Stockholm, Sweden. Enters this event with over a million in WSOP cashes ($1,224,706 – 15 total cashes). Jacobson finished in 6th place during last year’s $111,111 One Drop High Roller event and earned $807,42,000.  However, this is the first time he has cashed in the WSOP Main Event.

Seat 9 – Bruno Politano – 12,125,000 – 31-year-old from Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Politano is the first Brazilian ever to make the WSOP Main Event final table. He entered ten events this year and has cashed in three of them including this Main Event. He enters by the skin of his teeth with the shortest stack.

2014 WSOP November NinerThis year the total payouts will be:
1st place: $10,000,000
2nd place: $5,145,968
3rd place: $3,806,402
4th place: $2,848,833
5th place: $2,143,174
6th place: $1,622,080
7th place: $1,235,862
8th place: $947,077
9th place: $730,725

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy Pocket Bullets Paris

Day 5 of this year’s World Series of Poker is history, and as I would have expected, it was a ridiculously exciting day of play. The field started with 291 players and ended with 79, perhaps bruised and bloodied, survivors. They’ll come into Day 6 today ready to do battle and go for all the chips they can possibly bag at the end of what is sure to be yet another tumultuous day at the Rio Hotel and Casino.  All the big names that we were cheering for have now been eliminated.

Mark NewhouseOne guy, who we met last year when he left the final table in ninth place with a sweet $733,224 dollars for his troubles, Mark Newhouse, is now the current chip leader going into day 6 with 7,400,000. He’s followed by Kyle Keranen, holding 1,670,000. Keranen is not a total stranger to the WSOP having finished in 38th place a couple of years ago, earning him a tidy little sum of $191,646. We’ll keep a close eye on these guys, but we will be rooting for Newhouse to take it all.

Day 6 will start at noon PST in the Amazon Room and play through until there are only 27 survivors bagging their chips for the night and licking their wounds in preparation for tomorrow’s battle. We wish them all the best of luck!

The top ten players entering the Amazon today are:

1. Mark Newhouse – 7,400,000
2. Kyle Keranen – 6,670,000
3. Scott Palmer – 6,595,000
4. Bruno Politano – 5,475,000
5. Andoni Larrabe – 5,470,000
6. Dan Smith – 5,360,000
7. Dan Sindelar – 5,240,000
8. Tony Ruberto – 5,235,000
9. Iaron Lightbourne – 4,975,000
10. Leif Force – 4,745,000