With the WSOP Main Event final table set to recommence play on Monday, November 10th, it’s time to preview the players at the final table that make up a part of the November Nine. All of them have a chance to win the guaranteed $10 million for first place plus the prestigious gold bracelet.
Jorryt Van Hoof is the chip leader with 38,375,000 in chips. Regardless of where he finishes, it will be his largest live tournament score to date by a very big margin.
Felix Stephensen is an online cash game specialist with obviously a great deal of talent in tournaments, as well. He has 32,775,000 chips to play with as the second chip leader.
Third in chips with 26,000,000 is Mark Newhouse, who remarkably is making back-to-back Main Event final tables. The last time this feat was done back-to-back was in 2003 and 2004 by “Action” Dan Harrington.
Spain’s Andoni Larrabe is coming into the WSOP ME final table fourth in chips with 22,550,000. At 22-years of age, he is the youngest November Niner to make it to the final table. Should the young gun poker pro take it down, he will follow in the footsteps of Spanish pro Carlos Mortensen, who won the 2001 World Series.
Dan Sindelar is entering the final table with the fifth most chips with a stack of 21,200,000. As a Las Vegas resident, he is a regular at Las Vegas poker rooms, so should be fairly comfortable in the spotlight on poker’s biggest stage at the Rio in Las Vegas.
William Pappaconstantinou will begin the final table sixth in chips with 17,500,000. Although he only plays poker as a hobby he still takes it very seriously. As a youngin he used to play foosball and was world champion numerous times.
William Tonking will enter the final table seventh in chips with 15,050,000. He’s been grinding 6-max NLHE cash games on New Jersey poker sites.
Martin Jacobson, who is eighth in chips with 14,900,000, has managed to be amongst the top chip leaders from Day 1 of the tourney. Regardless of being one of the shorter stacks, he must be thinking this is his tournament.
Bruno Politano will have the smallest stack at the final table with just 12,125,000. He has already made poker history by being the first player from Brazil to make the WSOP Main Event final table.
The 2014 WSOP Main Event final table has an international feel to it with players representing the United States, Brazil, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Spain. The action at the final table will be aired nearly-live on ESPN with hole cards. On Sundays, they’ve been broadcasting the earlier action at this year’s WSOP Main Event in the lead up to the November Nine battle.
Will Mark Newhouse better his seventh place finish from last year’s main event to win the gold bracelet or will the chipleader, Jorryt van Hoof, use his big stack to run over the final table? Make sure to tune into ESPN next month to find out how the 2014 WSOP ME final table plays out.