World Series of Poker’s November Nine

The 2010 World Series of Poker will resume with the final table on November 6.  The nine remaining players, dubbed the “November Nine”, will participate in an initial session of play which will whittle the nine finalists down to the last two survivors.  According to WSOP.com, each of the nine finalists are guaranteed at least $811,823. 

The current chip leader is Jonathan Duhamel, one of two remaining Canadian players.  The final table also includes six representatives from America and one from Italy.  The final two players will return on November 8 to determine the world champion.  According to WSOP.com, this year’s winner will receive $8,944,138 in prize money, the coveted WSOP gold bracelet, and the title of 2010 world poker champion. 

The title of world poker champion is a dream for all of the remaining competitors, none of whom have ever made it to the final table.  Out of 7,319 total starters, the dream remains alive for only nine players:

Jason Sentl is a poker pro from Minnesota.  At the age of 25, this is his first time cashing in a WSOP event. 

Seat 2 is held by Joseph Cheong from La Mirada, California.  Cheong won a WSOP Circuit gold ring three months ago, and is determined to retrieve another victory.

John Dolan is one of the more consistent players in this series, remaining on the leader board most of the way.  From Bonita Springs, FL, he has six WSOP cashes. 

Jonathan Duhamel is the leader in this years November Nine, with a total chip count of 65,975,000.  He is also the youngest player left in the competition.

Michael Mizrachi, also known as “the Grinder”, is from Miami, Florida.  He is one of the most successful competitors since the beginning of the poker boom.

Matthew Jarvis is the second Canadian who will be present at the final table.  Primarily an online player, this is his first time cashing in a WSOP event.

John Racener is a 24-year old from Port Richey, Florida.  He has attained more than $500,000 in earnings as one of the stars of the national WSOP Circuit.

In the eighth seat is Filippo Candio of Italy.  He is the first Italian player to ever make it to the final table.     

The final player of the November Nine is Cuong “Sui” Nguyen from Santa Ana, California.  Although he is the oldest remaining competitor, he is also the only amateur left in the game. 

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