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,

Other news:   World Series of Poker Bahamas in December

Poker News
wsop 2023 streaming schedule
12 Sep 2023
The World Series of Poker is heading to the Bahamas in December for the inaugural World Series of Poker Paradise Festival. The WSOP Paradise will be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas from December 3-14. The official schedule was released earlier this week and it features 15 WSOP bracelet events with more
Top Poker Tweets from 2017 WSOP (Week 7)
01 Apr 2022
The World Series of Poker is coming online north of the border in Ontario. Online poker players located in the province of Ontario will have access to the newly launched WSOP.ca starting on April 4 as part of the new private iGaming expansion in the province. WSOP.ca is a partnership between the World Series of
World Series of Poker leaving the Rio
18 Nov 2021
The World Series of Poker is changing venues after a 17-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and moving to the Las Vegas Strip. WSOP reps announced on Wednesday that starting in 2022, the 53rd World Series of Poker will be leaving the Rio and setting up shop at Bally’s and Paris Las
wsop 2020 logo
20 Sep 2021
Anyone that can’t make it to Las Vegas for the 2021 World Series of Poker when it starts up later this month can still go after a WSOP bracelet in any of the 11 new online events just announced, if they’re in New Jersey, Nevada or Pennsylvania. The in-person events at this year’s World Series