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2014 November Nine Final Table is Set

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

After 12+ hours of play yesterday, the 7th day of the 2014 WSOP Main Event, the final table of 9 players was determined. The November Nine includes players from 6 countries including one country (Brazil) that has never been represented at the Final Table of the Main Event before.  There are several players from the USA, and , of note is Mark Newhouse who made the November Nine for the second time in 2  years! An outstanding achievement that has not been accomplished since Dan Harrington did it in 2003-2004.

November Nine 2014

Snapshot of WSOP.com’s story on 2014 November Nine (click to read)

Play started at Noon PDT and ended just about 12 1/2 hours later. The day began with 27 players, and they played down to 9. The 2014 November Nine are, in order by chip count:

1. Jorryt van Hoof 38,375,000 Eindhoven, Netherlands
2. Felix Stephensen 32,775,000 Norway
3. Mark Newhouse 26,000,000 Los Angeles, CA, USA
4. Andoni Larrabe 22,550,000 Spain
5. Dan Sindelar 21,200,000 Las Vegas, NV USA
6. William Pappaconstantinou 17,500,000 Dracut, MA, USA
7. William Tonking 15,050,000 Flemington, NJ, USA
8. Martin Jacobson 14,900,000 Sweden
9. Bruno Politano 12,125,000 Brazil

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Luis Velador of California went out on the bubble. He earned $565,193 for his 10th place finish.

Massachusetts’ Pride

Of particular interest to the local readers, one final table player is from Massachusetts! It’s the player with the longest last name, William Pappaconstantinou. Mr. P. has won multiple world championships in foosball. (Search YouTube for Billy Pappas foosball). Poker players not in the Main Event had good-natured fun yesterday tweeting about, if this player made it to the final table, how the televised score board was going to be able to display his full last name and display everything else at the same time. I’m sure Billy is more focused on his poker play and big pay day!

Play Resumes

The Final Table of the 2014 WSOP Main Event will meet November 10, 2014 when the players will play down to the final two. The final two players will meet the next day and duel it out to become the 2014 WSOP Main Event champ and walk away with the $10,000,000 prize!

 

2 Massachusetts Poker Players in Top 12

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

It’s Day 2C of the 2014 WSOP Main Event. Happy to see that two Massachusetts poker players are currently in the top 12 (of the Day 2C players). At 6:30PM EST, Raffi Boyadjian of Waltham has the chip lead, and Jonathan Jaffee of Longmeadow is the 12th largest chip stack.

2 Massachusetts poker players in 2014 WSOP

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Sending positive energy to @Downtownchad

Monday, June 30th, 2014

UPDATE:  Sadly, Chad passed away July 2, 2014. He had received the honorary bracelet and was wearing it. Condolences to his family and friends.

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Sad to learn that Chad Brown is in hospice. Tough guy fighting cancer for 3 – 4 years now.

Thoughts and prayers to Chad Brown and his friends and family.

Happy that the WSOP awarded Chad an honorary bracelet Saturday, June 28, 2014 for his contribution to the poker world.

I’m Joining the World of the WSOP

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Earlier today, I was reading suggested posts by Tweeters and one post had this photo. It is a post well-worth reading, and included a photo that made my heart quiver with anticipation. Click on the image to read the post, Putting the ‘World’ in the World Series of Poker. In the meantime, I am headed to Las Vegas in 2 days.

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Snapshot of post at vegasseven.com

RIO All-Suite Hotel & Casino, brace yourself.

2014 WSOP Live Streaming Schedule

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

2014 WSOP LIVE streaming schedule updated daily as soon as info is known.
Not all final tables will be live streamed. See the schedule below. Final table start times will depend on the time the final table players were determined the day before. Follow @WSOP on Twitter or check the WSOP website each day to learn the start time of the live streams.

Commentator will be Dave Tuchman (@TuckonSports). Live streams with audio only will be broadcast on a 5-minute delay, and live streams with audio and hole cards will be broadcast on a 30-minute delay.

Some days, a secondary multi-camera live stream will play on a 5-minute delay. No audio. No hole cards. Just the featured table as the action unfolds.

Legend
Audio only = audio only 5-minute delay
Audio and Hole Cards = audio and hole cards 30-minute delay
Green = No Limit Hold’em tournaments

 

2014 Live Stream Date Buy In Event/Game Live Stream Components
7/05 – Sat $10,000 Event #64: Pot Limit Omaha
7/06 – Sun $1,111 Event #62: The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em

2014 WSOP Tournaments Breakdown

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

There are 65 tournaments in the 2014 WSOP Schedule. If you love playing No-Limit Hold’em, you have 37 opportunities to run for a bracelet; 3 fewer opportunities than in the 2013 WSOP.

In addition to the 3 No Limit Hold’em tournaments that were eliminated, 1 Limit Hold’em and 1 Pot Limit Omaha were eliminated. Those 5 eliminations made room for the addition of 2 Omaha Hi-Low tournaments, a Dealer’s Choice tournament, a 7-Card Stud tournament, and a 7-Card Razz tournament.

Here’s the breakdown of the tournaments in the 2014 WSOP Schedule. Over 50% of the tournaments are No-Limit Hold’em tournaments!

Game # %
No-Limit Hold’em 37 57%
Limit Hold’em 4 6%
Pot-Limit Omaha 5 8%
Omaha Hi/Low 4 6%
Mixed Games, including H.O.R.S.E, 10-Game, Dealer’s Choice, Poker Players Championship 7 11%
7-Card Stud 4 6%
2-7 Triple Draw Lowball 2 3%
7-Card Razz 2 3%
Total 65 100%
2014-wsop-tournaments-pie-chart

2014 WSOP tournaments breakdown by Game

Now that you know the game mix, what level tournaments will you play? Here’s the breakdown of tournament buy ins in the 2014 WSOP.
Buy In # Tourneys
w/this Buy In
%
$ 500 1 1.5%
$ 1,000 9 14%
$ 1,111 1 1.5%
$ 1,500 26 40%
$ 2,500 2 3%
$ 3,000 5 8%
$ 5,000 4 6%
$ 10,000 14 21.5%
$ 25,000 1 1.5%
$ 50,000 1 1.5%
$ 1,000,000 1 1.5%
Total 65 100%
2014-wsop-tournament-buy-ins-chart

2014 WSOP tournaments breakdown by Buy In

and if you are a No Limit Hold’em specialist, how many of the No Limit HE tournaments can your bankroll afford? Will you need to sell a part of yourself?

No Limit Hold’em Tourney Buy Ins # Tourneys w/this Buy In %
$ 500 1 2.7%
$ 1,000 8 22%
$ 1,111 1 2.7%
$ 1,500 13 35%
$ 2,500 1 2.7%
$ 3,000 3 8%
$ 5,000 3 8%
$ 10,000 5 13.5%
$ 25,000 1 2.7%
$ 50,000 0 0%
$ 1,000,000 1 2.7%
Total 37 100%
2014-wsop-nlhe-tournament-buy-ins-chart

2014 WSOP No Limit HE tournaments breakdown by Buy In

2014 WSOP Schedule

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The 45th Annual World Series of Poker starts May 27, 2014 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. (Official announcement (PDF))  Below is the schedule of tournaments. Registration for all tournaments =  2014 WSOP online registration. “Structure Sheet” links open PDFs.

 

Legend: Green: Upcoming No Limit Hold’em tournaments; Grey: Past tournaments;
2014 Date Buy In Event/Game
5/27 $500 Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Roland Reparejo
5/27 $25,000 Event #2: Mixed Max No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Vanessa Selbst
5/28 $1,000 Event #3: Pot-Limit Omaha;
COMPLETED: Winner: Brandon Shack-Harris
5/29 $1,000 Event #4: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Kyle Cartwright
5/29 $10,000 Event #5: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball;
COMPLETED: Winner: Tuan Le
5/30 $1,500 Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em Shootout;
COMPLETED: Winner: Alex Bolotin
5/30 $1,500 Event #7: Seven Card Razz;
COMPLETED: Winner: Ted Forrest
5/31 $1,500 Event #8: Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Jonathan Dimmig
6/1 $1,000 Event #9: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Jeffrey Smith
6/1 $10,000 Event #10: Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better;
COMPLETED: Winner: Brock Parker
6/2 $1,500 Event #11: No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed;
COMPLETED: Winner: Justin Bonomo
6/3 $1,500 Event #12: Pot-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Gregory Kolo
6/3 $10,000 Event #13: 2-7 No-Limit Draw Lowball
COMPLETED: Winner: Paul Volpe
6/4 $1,500 Event #14: Limit Omaha Hi-Low
COMPLETED: Winner: Nick Kost
6/5 $3,000 Event #15: No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed;
COMPLETED: Winner: Davidi Kitai
6/5 $1,500 Event #16: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball ;
COMPLETED: Winner: Todd Bui
6/6 $1,000 Event #17: Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship;
COMPLETED: Winner: Dan Heimiller
6/6 $10,000 Event #18: Seven Card Razz;
COMPLETED: Winner: George Danzer
6/7 $1,500 Event #19: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Ted Gillis
6/7 $3,000 Event #20: No-Limit Hold’em Shootout;
COMPLETED: Winner: Kory Kilpatrick
6/8 $1,000 Event #21: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Dominik Nitsche
6/8 $10,000 Event #22: H.O.R.S.E.;
COMPLETED: Winner: Chris Wallace
6/9 $1,000 Event #23: Turbo No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Doug Polk
6/10 $5,000 Event #24: No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed;
COMPLETED: Winner: Kevin Eyster
6/10 $2,500 Event #25: ½ Omaha / ½ Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better;
COMPLETED: Winner: John Kabbaj
6/11 $1,500 Event #26: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Andrew Rennhack
6/12 $1,500 Event #27: H.O.R.S.E.;
COMPLETED: Winner: Tommy Hang
6/12 $10,000 Event #28: Pot-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Alex Bilokur
6/13 $2,500 Event #29: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Pierre Milan
6/13 $1,500 Event #30: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better;
COMPLETED: Winner: Calvin Anderson
6/14 $1,500 Event #31: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Brett Shaffer
6/14 $10,000 Event #32: No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed;
COMPLETED: Winner: Joe Cada
6/15 $1,000 Event #33: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Dutch Boyd
6/15 $1,500 Event #34: Seven Card Stud;
COMPLETED: Winner: Eric Buchman
6/16 $5,000 Event #35: No Limit Hold’em / Eight Handed;
COMPLETED: Winner: Brian Yoon
6/16 $1,500 Event #36: No Limit 2-7 Lowball;
COMPLETED: Winner: Steven Wolansky
6/17 $1,500 Event #37: Pot Limit Omaha
COMPLETED: Winner: Brandon Pastor
6/17 $10,000 Event #38: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better;
COMPLETED: Winner: George Danzer
6/18 $3,000 Event #39: No Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Sean Dempsey
6/19 $10,000 Event #40: Heads Up No Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Davide Suriano
6/19 $1,500 Event #41: Dealer’s Choice/ Six Handed;
COMPLETED: Winner: Robert Mizrachi
6/20 $5,000 Event #42: Pot Limit Omaha / Six Handed;
COMPLETED: Winner: Michael Drummond
6/20 $1,500 Event #43: Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Dan Kelly
6/21 $1,500 Event #44: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Jordan Morgan
6/22 $1,000 Event #45: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Will Givens
6/22 $50,000 Event #46: The Poker Players Championship;
COMPLETED: Winner: John Hennigan
6/23 $1,500 Event #47: Ante Only No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Jesse Mceuen
6/24 $1,500 Event #48: Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better;
COMPLETED: Winner: Tyler Patterson
6/25 $5,000 Event #49: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: David Miscikowski
6/25 $1,500 Event #50: Eight-Game Mix;
COMPLETED: Winner: Phil Ivey
6/26 $1,500 Event #51: No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK
COMPLETED: Winner: Hugo Pingray
6/26 $10,000 Event #52: Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: David Olson
6/27 $10,000 Event #53: Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship;
COMPLETED: Winner: Haixia Zhang
6/27 $3,000 Event #54: Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better;
COMPLETED: Winner: Florian Langmann
6/28 $1,500 Event #55: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Asi Moshe
6/29 $1,000 Event #56: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Mike Kachan
6/29 $1 MIL Event #57: The Big One for One Drop;
COMPLETED: Winner: Daniel Colman
6/30 $1,500 Event #58: No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max;
COMPLETED: Winner: Jared Jaffee
6/30 $3,000 Event #59: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better;
COMPLETED: Winner: Phillip Hui
JULY TOURNAMENTS
7/1 $1,500 Event #60: No-Limit Hold’em;
COMPLETED: Winner: Salman Jaddi
7/1 $10,000 Event #61: Seven Card Stud;
COMPLETED: Winner: Matt Grapenthien
7/2 – Wed
Noon
$1,111 Event #62A: The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em ($111 goes to One Drop); 4-Day Tournament; Structure Sheett Unlimited re-entry during first six levels. Players who bust 62A, can enter 62B.
7/2 $1,500 Event #63: 10-Game Mix Six Handed;
COMPLETED: Winner: Bryn Kenney
7/3 – Thurs
Noon
$1,111 Event #62B: The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em ($111 goes to One Drop); 4-Day Tournament; Structure SheetUnlimited re-entry first six levels. Players who busted 62A, can enter 62B.
7/3 – Thurs
4:00PM
$10,000 Event #64: Pot Limit Omaha; 3-Day tournament; Structure Sheet
7/4 – Fri No tournaments start; No tournaments streamed
7/5 – Sat
Noon
$10,000 Event #65A: No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT; 10-Day tournament; Structure SheetWinner guaranteed to receive $10,000,000Day 1A: Sat.,July 5, 2014 – $10,000 to enterDay 1B: Sun., July 6, 2014 – $10,000 to enterDay 1C: Mon., July 7, 2014 – $10,000 to enter

Day 2A: Tues., July 8, 2014 (Day 1A players play 5 levels)

Day 2B: Tues., July 8, 2014 (Day 1B players play 5 levels)

Day 2C: Wed., July 9, 2014 (Day 1C players play 5 levels)

Day 3: Thurs., July 10, 2014

(All remaining players combined and play 5 levels)

Day 4: Fri., July 11, 2014 ** Money Bubble **

Day 5: Sat., July 12, 2014

Day 6: Sun., July 13, 2014

Day 7: Mon., July 14, 2014 (Play down to Final 9)

November 10 – 11, 2014 – Final Table played

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