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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The Final Table went through all the usual highs and lows of the race for the Championship bracelet. Jorryt van Hoof (Sweden) lead most of the way , dominating the first day of the final table and checking in on the second day as the overwhelming chip leader. However, day two was not as kind to him and he quickly bled out of chips. In just under two hours he busted out in 3rd place and was forced to settle for the  $3,807,753 prize.

Then it was a battle between Martin Jacobson from Sweden and Felix Stephensen from Norway. Stephensen was sitting on 58.5 million chips to Jacobson’s 142 million chips.

With the chip lead, Jacobson clearly had the momentum and the skills; in fact, he seemed unbeatable. It proved true as he kept the pressure on his Norwegian opponent to grind Stephensen down to under 30 million in chips. Interestingly, Stephensen seemed to be winning most of the pots heads up to start, but all of the big, meaningful ones went to Jacobson.

Martin JacobsonThen, on Hand #328, all of the money went in for the final time. Stephensen was holding  and opened with a raise from the button, Jacobson moved all in with , and Stephensen called.

A ten flopped, giving Jacobson trip tens. The turn was the to leave Stephensen drawing dead. The dealer completed the board with the to make it official and send Stephensen home with a mere $5,147,911.

So it was Jacobson winning the championship title. Oh, and the top prize of $10 million dollars.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have a winner of The Texas Poker Store’s Predict the Grand Champion contest, since no one chose Jacobson. Better luck next time . . . or at the poker tables!

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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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