Jul 19 2010

2010 WSOP November Nine Determined After 18 Hour Poker Endurance Match

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From the original pool of 7,319, the sun came up yesterday on the final competitors in the 2010 World Series of Poker – who will take a well deserved break until the WSOP continues during the Nov. 6th to 9th showdown in Las Vegas. The deciding hand between Brandon Steven and Matthew Jarvis ended without the Ace or King Steven desperately wanted and awarded Jarvis and his pocket Queens with a place in the final nine.

The remaining 2010 WSOP competitors will go on to face off for the $8.94 million grand prize and the most coveted title in poker. Just as in the deciding hands for the tournament’s earlier Bubble Boy, Tim McDonald, what was previously a cut throat and intense match turned somber and quiet when the 11th place finisher, Pascal LeFrancois left the playing field – taking home $635,011. However, one player – John Dolan – did not let fear of missing the 9th spot scare him off aggressive play. He nearly doubled his chip stack in the two hours leading up to the November Nine, finishing second in chips to end the day.

In alphabetical order, the November Nine consists of the following players:

Candio, Filippo – Italy – 16.4 million
Cheong, Joseph – United States – 23.525 million
Dolan, John – United States – 46.250 million
*Duhamel, Jonathon – Canada – 65.975 million
Jarvis, Matthew – Canada – 16.7 million
Mizrachi, Michael – United States – 14.450 million
Nguyen, Cuong – United States – 9.65 million
Racener, John – United States – 19.05 million
Senti, Jason – United States – 7.625 million

* Denotes chip leader

Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi has already won a bracelet in the 2010 World Series of Poker, having finished first in the second event – the Poker Players Championship. To add to his bracelet, Mizrachi as also finished in a cash position in four events so far. Mizrachi, the Miami professional poker player also finished Sunday on a high note after playing from the short stack most of Saturday before finishing 6th Sunday morning.

Each of the November Nine received their ninth place prize money of just over $811,000, the lowest amount they can now receive. The remainder of the prize packages for the final event have been placed in an interest bearing account until play resumes in November.

The November Nine fought through 14 days to arrive at the final table. That final table event will take place on November 6th, 2010 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada – in 110 days.

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