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Jim "Pocket Bullets" ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

To catch you up with what’s happening at the poker tables of this year’s annual World Series of Poker, and by you we mean those of you who have just not had the time to follow this, the 47th annual WSOP.

We’ll start with those events that had not completed as of our last post a few days ago and as reported to us by our friends from the Pavilion Room at the Rio Hotel and Casino

Ben KeelineEvent #2: $565 Colossus II No-Limit Hold’em
After six grueling days of action, Event #2 was finally conquered by Ben Keeline after defeating an intimidating field of 21,613 .  Keeline collected $1,000,000 in prize money, making this the biggest win of his career.

Lawrence BergEvent #5: $1500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
This event was championed by the former casino dealer Lawrence Berg. Berg walked away with a well earned $125,466 as well as his first WSOP gold bracelet. Berg beat a significantly smaller field than the Colossus with only 389 players reaching for the gold; nevertheless it was a sweet victory.

Event #6 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’emPeter Eichhardt
A 50-year-old poker pro and part-time fiction writer from Stockholm, Sweden, Peter Eichhardt, defeated a field of 2,016 to win the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament. This was Eichhardt’s first time to make it to a WSOP final table. He collected the sweet sum of $438,417 and his first gold bracelet to take back to Stockholm and celebrate his good fortune.

Ryan D'AngeloEvent #7: $1500 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
Ryan D’Angelo, 30-year-old from Binghamton, NY, took all the glory home after calling an All-In from John Monnette. D’Angelo collected a hefty pay-out of  $92,338. This was the New Yorker’s first gold bracelet. Although he has been playing for about ten years and has cashed 19 times before this, this was his sweetest victory.

Ian JohnsEvent #8: $1500 H. O. R. S. E.
Ian Johns, a 31-year-old from Seattle, WA, had to outlast a field of 778 tough players; he did just that and walked away with it all. Johns collected $212,604 in prize money and his second career gold bracelet to match the one he won a decade earlier.

Event #9: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Alan Percal
Alan Percal, a young 23-year-old from Westin, FL, won his first WSOP  title, the $10,000 buy-in Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em tournament, and collected $320,574 bucks for his troubles, along with his very first shiny gold bracelet.

Event #10: $1500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’emMike Cordell
Mike Cordell, a 46-year-old poker player who has cashed 5 times at WSOP tourneys over the course of the last decade, sat down at the poker table to distract himself from the loss of his mother just a week earlier. He was determined to play the best poker of his life, knowing that his mother would be proud of him. He definitely reached his goal and took home $346,08 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Jean "Prince" GaspardEvent #11: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
Jean “Prince” Gaspard, a professional basketball player who turned poker pro from Haiti and currently lives in Chicago, defeated a field of just 118, collecting $306,621 first prize bucks to celebrate his first gold bracelet. Gaspard has been in the poker scene for about 13 years and has pocketed slightly more than 2 million.

So after 11 events yielding almost 3 million dollars in first prize money, we still have 57 tournament events to be played out. As for us, we hope to make it there in time to witness who makes the Final Nine of the 47th annual World Series of Poker.

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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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