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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.

WSOP Gets Fancy With 2010 Winner Bracelets

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

There is no item that is so prestigious in the world of poker as the World Series of Poker bracelet. Awarded each year to the top players in a number of events, the bracelet is a keepsake for poker players to remember their big win for the rest of their lives. This year, for the first time in history, the WSOP bracelets will be personalized.

The WSOP has partnered up with On Tilt Designs, where jewelry designer Steve Soffa is working on a new and improved bracelet design. The new bracelets will be made from 14-karat solid gold, embellished with a variety of diamond cuts, rubies and black diamonds. The bracelet for the main event will be the crowned jewel, with 550 diamonds and 6 ounces of solid gold.

Steve Soffa has also designed the official watch of the World Series of Poker. The Suicide King watch has the four suits – Diamonds, Spades, Hearts and Clubs – engraved on the side and it a sight to behold. He has also designed a set of 50 brand new designed which are produced specifically for the WSOP at the Rio Casino.

Steve Soffa shows the process that goes into making the brand new, fancy World Series of Poker bracelets in the video below, as well as some of the jewelry that he’s been working on. The winners of this year’s WSOP event are lucky to be getting some of the most amazing jewelry to hit the poker scene.

Are You Ready for WSOP 2010?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The World Series of Poker 2010 isn’t happening for another 5 months, but Harrah’s has announced the tournament schedule and I’m already getting excited!

There haven’t been many major changes made to the WSOP lineup for next year. However, there are several changes that I think are important to note. For starters, the tournaments $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament won’t be taking place in 2010. I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise to many players, as last year’s H.O.R.S.E. tournament suffered a major decrease in entrants. In 2008 there were 148 players in the H.O.R.S.E. tournament whereas last year’s tournament only had 95 entrants.

Of course, Harrah’s didn’t just do away with the $50,000 tournament and not give us something back in return. The 2010 schedule has added a $50,000 mixed event. This event will consist of a mix of poker variations, including Seven Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo, No Limit Hold’em, Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Razz, Pot Limit Hold’em, and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball. Harrah’s also announced that ESPN will broadcast the final table of this new event. Some of the mid level Stud and Omaha tournaments that did not draw in a lot of entrants last year are being replaced with more Hold’em No-Limit $1,000 tournaments.

Finally, Harrah’s announced that next year they will be taking a bigger rake off the entry fees for the tournaments with $1,000 and $1,500 buy-ins. The rake is being raised from 9% to 10%, but this small number shouldn’t have a great effect on the money the winners will take home.