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Meet The 2014 World Series of Poker November Nine

Info On The Final Table Of The 2014 WSOP Main Event


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It’s been nearly four month’s since the final table of nine players was decided in the 2014 World Series of Poker main event.

For those who’ve been avoiding news of the November Nine until ESPN’s broadcasts brought them up to speed, today is the day on which they finally learned the identities of the final table players. For those fans who’ve just found out and also those who were sweating the action this summer and want to brush up on the facts, here is a crash course in the 2014 WSOP November Nine as we prepare for the final table, which will be broadcast live on ESPN starting at 9 PM eastern time on Monday, Nov. 10th and resuming the same time on Tuesday, Nov. 11th to play down to a champion.

A total of 6,683 turned out the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino this year, building a prize pool of $62,820,200 with $10 million guaranteed to the eventual champion. From that gigantic starting field only nine now remain. Check out Card Player TV’s video profile of the November Nine below to get acquainted with the finalists.

Here is some more information on the final table participants:

Seat 1 — William Pappaconstantinou — 17,500,000

William Pappaconstantinou, otherwise known as Billy Pappas, is a 29-year-old world foosball champion from Lowell, Massachusetts. Pappas has very limited poker tournament experience, with just $81,000 in earnings since 2012. His best finish was a fifth-place showing at a WSOP Circuit stop at Palm Beach Kennel Club last year for $52,372.

Seat 2 — Felix Stephensen — 32,775,000

Felix Stephensen is a 23 year old from Oslo, Norway, who is playing in his second WSOP main event. His experience is even more limited than Pappas, with just one tournament cash on his poker resume, a 92nd-place finish in the 2013 EPT Barcelona main event for $16,791. He is guaranteed to easily eclipse any prior score in this event, with at least $730,725 dollars locked up.

Seat 3 — Jorryt van Hoof — 38,375,000

Going into the final table as the chip leader is 31-year-old poker pro Jorryt van Hoof, from Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He is the second Dutch player to make the final table in the last two years, joining 2013 seventh-place finisher Michiel Brummelhuis. van Hoof has $310,286 in tournament earnings, with two final table finishes notched since making the November Nine, including an eighth-place showing in the European Poker Tour London £10,300 no-limit hold’em high roller.

Seat 4 — Mark Newhouse — 26,000,000

All eyes will be on 29-year-old Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Mark Newhouse, who became the first player since Dan Harrington to make back-to-back main event final tables. Newhouse, who has $2.7 million in career tournament earnings, the majority of which came when he won the 2006 WPT Borgata Open for $1.5 million. In 2013, he finished ninth in the WSOP main event for $733,224.

Seat 5 — Andoni Larrabe — 22,550,000

The youngest player at the final table is 22 year old Andoni Larrabe from Basque, Spain. Larrabe is the first Spaniard to make the final table since Carlos Mortensen won the main event in 2001. He has $98,000 in tournament earnings, with the majority coming from an 11th-place finish at the 2012 EPT Grand Final main event.

Seat 6 — William Tonking — 15,050,000

William Tonking is a 27-year-old online poker player from Flemington, New Jersey. He has $92,000 in tournament earnings with 10 career cashes. His best result came in the 2012 Sands Deepstack Extravaganza main event, where he took fifth place for $28,000. He also cashed in a WSOP event earlier this summer, earning nearly $4,000 for a 77th-place finish in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em mixed max tournament.

Seat 7 — Daniel Sindelar — 21,200,000

Daniel Sindelar is a 30-year-old professional poker player from Columbus, Nebraska who now resides in Las Vegas. He has $527,000 in career tournament earnings including a $105,312 win in the 2007 Fall Poker Classic main event and a $60,000 win in a Card Player Poker Tour event at the Wynn in 2013.

Seat 8 — Martin Jacobson — 14,900,000

The player coming in with the most live tournament experience is Stockholm, Sweden’s Martin Jacobson. The 27-year-old poker pro, who now lives in London, finished sixth in the 2013 WSOP One Drop Hill Roller for $807,427. He also has two runner-up finishes on the European Poker Tour, earning $762,185 at EPT Deauville and $382,156 at EPT Vilamoura. He has over $4.6 million in career tournament earnings.

Seat 9 — Bruno Politano — 12,125,000

Bruno Politano is the first ever Brazilian to make the WSOP main event final table. The 31-year-old from Fortaleza works as an administrator and only plays poker as a hobby, but does have some previous tournament experience. His best finish was an eighth-place result at the LAPT Brazil main event for $27,206. Since making the final table he made his way to Australia for the WSOP Asia Pacific and finished sixth in the $2,200 AUD six-max no-limit hold’em event for $17,435.

Each of the final nine players is now guaranteed at least $730,725. The average stack is 22,276,667, and with the blinds at 200,000-400,000 with a 50,000 ante, they’ll be working with an average of nearly 56 big blinds.

For more coverage from the 2014 summer series, visit our WSOP landing page.

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