WSOP 2014 Final Table: Meet This Year’s November Nine (Pt1)

WSOP 2014 Final Table: Meet This Year’s November Nine (Pt1)After seven days of intense action in which the players competed  for more than 10 hours each day, the November Nine has been set with the competitors now on a break until November 10th when they return to Las Vegas and play down to the $10k Main Event’s ultimate champion.
When play resumes the blinds will be at 200k/400k with a 50k ante, and the remaining survivors can now expect to collect anywhere from $733,224 to $10 million for their deep run. The players line-up as follows:
1 Jorryt van Hoof (Holland)  38.375m
2 Felix Stephensen (Norway)  32.775m
3 Mark Newhouse (USA)        26.000m
4 Andoni Larrabe (Spain)     22.550m
5 Dan Sindelar (USA)         21.200m
6 W. Pappaconstantinou (USA) 17.500m
7 William Tonking (USA)      15.050m
8 Martin Jacobson (Sweden)   14.900m
9 Bruno Politano  (Brazil)   12.125m
Now Meet The November Nine:
Jorryt van Hoof (38.375m)
Dutch pro Jorryt van Hoof, 31, is a cash-game specialist whose been earning a living from the game for more than ten years. In addition, van Hoof has won $358,580 from live tournaments, and also is the owner of a popular poker training site. He will enter the final table as chipleader , and commenting on his remarkable run, said:
“It’s been amazing. I ran hot and there were a few bubbles that I could make [use out of]. When we were down to 18, I wasn’t happy with my table draw, but I won some good hands, got some chips and things went really well from there.”
Felix Stephensen (32.775m)
Norwegian pro Felix Stephensen, 23, makes his living playing pot-limit Omaha cash games online, and only has $22,118 in live tournament earnings as he says he doesn’t like tournaments.
“I’m feeling pretty good. This is pretty exciting. I don’t think I’ve ever been part of something this major. When it’s so much up top and its life-changing money, you kind of get tempted to [play in a tournament]. If it works out, it’s worth it. This is what every poker player dreams about,” explained Stephensen.
Mark Newhouse (26m)
Mark Newhouse is a 29-year-old Las Vegas pro with $2,773,673 in live tournament winnings, including victory at the 2006 WPT Borgata Poker Open Atlantic City for $1,519,020. He also made last year’s WSOP Main Event final table, an unthinkable feat in a post-boom poker world, eventually finishing in 9th place for $733,224.
“It’s a great accomplishment, but I can’t comment on greatest anything or stuff like that. I know it’s amazing, but I’m never going to say anything like ‘greatest’ with my name in it. That’s all I have to say about that.”
See the second part of this article here: “WSOP 2014 Final Table: Meet This Year’s November Nine (Pt2)

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