The 2014 WSOP Main Event Final Table SetJuly 15, 2014 12:28 pm
Day 7 of the $10k WSOP World Championship saw 27 survivors from the original starting field of 6,683 players return to the Rio Casino’s Amazon Room, and ten hours of play later the final table was set. The nine remaining contenders will now take a break until November 10th and 11th when the 2014 Main Event champion will be crowned.
The 2014 Main Event saw players from all across the world descend on Vegas to compete for a share of the $62.82 million prize pool, and the final table reflects the wide diversity of countries represented as four of the hopefuls hail from the USA, while the other five come from Holland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Brazil.
The 27 players competing on Day 7 included many notable pros, many of whom fell by the wayside, including Brian Roberts (26th), Bryan Devonshire (25th), Leif Force (21st), Dan Smith (20th), Andrey Zaichenko (17th) and Eddy Sabat (16th).
Bryan Devonshire’s tournament poker career had hit a bit of a downswing over the past months, but the $286,900 he picked up for his deep run will certainly go some way towards giving his bankroll a boost.
“Busto TT to AJs. 0 for three in flips this tournament. Bummed I couldn’t win a pot on day 7 but happy to make it here. Back to the river,” tweeted Devonshire after being eliminated.
After Mark Newhouse (5-5) ensured Luis Velador (4-4) would become this year’s bubble boy, a finish which earned him $565,193, the November Nine was then set.
The most recognizable face at the ME final table is Mark Newhouse, who last year also managed to progress to the last phase, ultimately falling in 9th spot for a $733,224 payday. This time around the US pro will restart in 3rd place overall, instead of 8th last year, and so is in better shape to carve out a better result for himself. Commenting on his remarkable achievement, Newhouse said:
“I would rather finish 10th than ninth. Ninth is brutal, man. Coming back four months later and getting no money – I told myself I wasn’t going to be disappointed, but it was very disappointing. You know, last year I was probably nervous. This year I was relaxed. I was playing poker.”
Heading the final table is Dutch player Jorryt Van Hoof (photo) on a 38.37m stack, followed by Norway’s Felix Stephensen (32.77m), then Newhouse (26m). Also in with a shot at the title and the $10 million top prize, is Spaniard Andoni Larrabe, Swedish High Roller specialist Martin Jacobson, and Brazil’s Bruno Politano. In addition to Newhouse, other US players at the final table include foosball legend William Pappaconstantinou, Dan Sindelar, and William Tonking.
2014 WSOP November Nine:
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