WSOP 2014 Final Table: Meet This Year’s November Nine (Pt2)

WSOP 2014 Final Table: Meet This Year’s November Nine (Pt2)Following on from part 1, here are four more players who make up  the 2014 November Nine:
Andoni Larrabe (22.550m)
Spanish pro Andoni Larrabe, 22, started out as an online multitable tournament grinder, picking up two Spring Championship of Online Poker titles, before turning his attention to the live circuit arena. Prior to making this year’s WSOP Main Event, Larrabe had earned $341,266 from live tournaments, his biggest score coming in 2013 after taking down the $5k PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $218,710.
“I feel pretty excited. It’s a sensation between confusion, because I think I don’t realize what I have just done, and excitement and happiness. It’s a lot of sensation all at the same time.. I’m going to approach it as calm as I can [final table]. There’s a lot of time. I’ll think about it, but the most important thing will be to go relax.”
Dan Sindelar (21.2m)
Dan Sindelar, 30, hails from Nebraska but moved to Las Vegas where he plies his trade playing mostly live cash games. He also enjoys competing in a few tournaments, and has won $527,779 on the live tournament circuit, including victory at the 2007 Fall Poker Classic Shakopee for $105,312. This year represents Sindelar’s first WSOP Main Event cash, despite sixth consecutive years of trying, and commenting on reaching the final table, said:
“It’s nothing that I’ve ever felt before. I’m going to cherish this moment for a very long time. This is just going to be a lot of fun.”
William Pappaconstantinou (17.50m)
William Pappaconstantinou, 29, aka “Billy Pappas” is the only amateur at the final table, although he is a 5-times US world foosball champion, as well as a world title holder. Prior to becoming one of the November Nine, he had won $104,635 from live tournaments.
“I’m in shock. I never thought I’d play in this event. It’s been my dream, and I’ve been saying ‘this year’ or ‘next year’ for like 10 years, just to play in an event, period. Now I get to play this, and I’ve never expected this at all.”
Will Tonking (15.05m)
Will Tonking, 27, is a New Jersey online cash game pro, who recently made a splash after winning $50,000 on WSOP.com. As well as playing online, Tonking also plays live and has $93,306 in tournament cashes.
“The whole time during it, I was trying to think about not being in this moment and playing poker. I kept on making myself refer back to the scene in ‘Hoosiers’ when Gene Hackman took them into the big stadium, the small-town team, put the tape measure up to the rim and down to the floor and said, ‘Still 10 feet, gentlemen. It’s just poker. I was just playing the hand in front of me, not trying to think about anything else. The game is hard enough. The field is tough enough without letting that stuff bother me.”
See the third part of this article here: “WSOP 2014 Final Table: Meet This Year’s November Nine (Pt3)

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