The 2016 November Nine: In Their Own Words (Part 3)

Following on from Part 2, here are the remaining members of the 2016 November Nine:
Jerry Wong (photo)

On his twitter page, the 34 year-old New York pro with $1,317,539 in live winnings, including a 3rd place finish at the 2013 PCA Main Event for $725,000, simply wrote:
“We did it.”
Fernando Pons Garcia
The 37 year-old Spaniard is an Account Manager, who plays online, but also enjoys live tournaments, having won $20,653 of which $19,127 came after finishing runner-up at the 2012 Campeonato de España de Poker for $19,127:
“I have no words. Right now I’m on a cloud. I want to thank everyone who has supported me, friends, family, everyone who does not know me but who has supported me from all Spain. Thank you very much everyone.. There was person who told me that I was an example for all working parents and husbands.. I am regularly in .es rooms, but I do not play for many hours.”
October 30th to November 1st
Around $25 million from the original prize pool of roughly $63 million still remains, and on October 30th the November Nine will return to play three days of action after which an ultimate champion will be crowned, and receive a first place prize of $8 million.
Final Table Payouts:
1st: $8,000,000
2nd: $4,658,452
3rd: $3,451,175
4th: $2,574,808
5th: $1,934,579
6th: $1,463,906
7th: $1,250,000
8th: $1,100,000
9th: $1,000,000
Other Notable Finishes in Main Event
Amongst the notable  pros making deep runs at the 2016 Main Event, but ultimately falling short of a final table finish was such pros as Tony Gregg in 50th ($142,447), Chris Klodnicki in 45th ($174,826), Max Silver in 33rd ($216,211), Daniel Colman in 31st ($216,211), Paul Volpe in 29th ($216,211), Tom Marchese in 14th ($427,930), and Australia’s James Obst in 13th ($427,930). In addition, the last woman standing this year was none other than French pro Gaelle Baumann, who in 2012 also received the title after finishing in 10th place for $590,442. This time around, Baumann managed a 102nd finish for $49,108,

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