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.
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.
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!
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!