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Meet The 2010 WSOP November Nine

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

After 78 strenuous hours over 8 days of poker sessions, the Final Table for the WSOP 2010 Main Event has finally been determined. The final nine players, known as the “November Nine”, are set to compete on ESPN on November 9 of this year. So who made it? Read on to find out.

Seat 1 – Jason Sentl is a 25-year old professional poker player from St. Louis Park, MN. This is Sentl’s first time to cash in a WSOP event.

Seat 2 – Joseph Cheong is a 24-year old professional poker player from La Mirada, CA. He won a WSOP Circuit gold ring three months ago.

Seat 3 – John Dolan is a 24-year old professional poker player from Bonita Springs, FL. He has a total of 6 WSOP cashes, including three this year.

Seat 4 – Jonathan Duhamel is a 22-year old professional poker player from Quebec. If Duhamel wins, it will be the 6th gold bracelet-win for Canada this year.

Seat 5 – Michael Mizrachi is a highly successful and well-known poker player. At 29-years old, he won his first WSOP bracelet in this year’s Poker Players Championship.

Seat 6 – Matthew Jarvis is a 25-year old professional poker players and student from Surrey, BC in Canada. He primarily plays online poker and this is his first time cashing in the WSOP.

Seat 7 – John Racener is a 24-year old professional poker player from Port Richey, FL. He is well known on the national WSOP Circuit, and won the Main Event championship victory in 2007 at Harrah’s Atlantic City.

Seat 8 – Filippo Candio is a 26-year old professional poker player from Cagliari, Sardinia in Italy. He is the first Italian to play at the WSOP Main Event final table.

Seat 9 – Cuong “Soi” Nguyen is a 37-year old medical supply salesman from Santa Ana, CA. He is the only amateur to make it to this year’s final table.

Phil Ivey Blows Fans Away With Ninth WPT Final Table

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The World Series of Poker is the biggest thing on everyone’s minds in the poker world right now, but Phil Ivey is taking a little bit of the spotlight of the WSOP by setting records with his 9th World Poker Tour final table. Everyone knows that Phil Ivey is awesome, with eight WSOP bracelet wins and one WPT title. Now he is proving yet again that he is a King of the poker world.

In the end, Ivey didn’t win the event. He lost to Moritz Kranich and Justin Smith, but still managed to come in third place, taking home $363,650. Ivey did manage to rise to chip leader at one point during the game. However, he bust with a Queen-4 against Smith’s King-8 and was out.

Before last week’s event, Phil Ivey had cashed out in 12 World Poker Tour events, and of these he had been in the final table for eight. Ivey is not the only player to score nine final tables in the WPT, though it is a very rare occurrence. Daniel Negreanu and Scotty Nguyen have accomplished the same feat. Gus Hansen has achieved a seat in 10 WPT finals.

The final rankings in the event are as follows:

First Place – Moritz Kranch – $875,150
Second Place – Justin Smith – $594,755
Third Place – Phil Ivey – $363,650
Fourth Place – John Caridad – $237,902
Fifth Place – Robert Akery – $169,930
Sixth Place – Eric Afriat – $118,950