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Happy November Nine

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Sep 01, 2009


It’s been quite a remarkable World Series of Poker for many reasons. Despite the world being in the grip of the worst recession in decades, the WSOP attracted more players than at any time in its 40-year history and set many new records. • The 60,875 entries in this year’s 57 tournaments smashed last year’s (record) total of 58,720 entries. • Ten events sold out — the largest number ever. • The largest poker tournament field ever outside of the WSOP main event saw 6,012 pay $1,000 to play in the ‘Stimulus Special” event. • The largest pot-limit Omaha event in history attracted 809 players. WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack said this year’s Series had exceeded “every expectation” — it certainly exceeded the expectations of Jeff Lisandro who won three bracelets and player of the Series. However, there’s no doubt that the circus surrounding the inability of up to 500 players, ...

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