WSOP Surprises – November Nine Set


It is no bluff that the final table of the 2011 World Series of Poker event , is going to be one of the most cosmopolitan tables ever seen by fans. This the November Nine and they will be returning to Las Vegas, to make what could be poker history. In fact the November Nine has already made poker history in just the fact that there are seven different nationalities represented, and only three US poker professionals made it to the final table. There are no Phil Hellmuth’s, Daniel Negreanu’s or any other huge poker brand names.

In Seat # 1, we find Matt Giannetti of the U.S with $24,750,000 in chips, Seat #2 is Badih Bou-Nahra from Belize, with a $19,700,000 chip count. Eoghan O’Dea of Ireland is in Seat #3, with the luck of the Irish, as well as $33,925,000. The rest of the seats are taken up – in order of seat number, name country and chip count – by:

  • Seat 4:  Phil Collins – U.S – 23,875,000
  • Seat 5:  Anton Makiievskyi – Ukraine – 13,825,000
  • Seat 6:  Sam Holden – UK – 12,375,000
  • Seat 7:  Pius Heinz – Germany– 16,425,000
  • Seat 8:  Ben Lamb  – U.S – 20,875,000
  • Seat 9:  Martin Staszko -Czech Republic – 40,175,000

“November Nine” is the moniker given to the nine WSOP players left standing who return to Las Vegas in November for the final table of the main event. Last years’ winner was young Canadian Jonathan Duhamel; he was also the first Canadian to win this coveted title, as well as $8.9m. This is the most prestigious poker title in the world and this year the November Nine competed against a field of 6,865 poker players to get to the final table of the $10,000 buy-in games. This year the WSOP also attracted players from 200 countries, and a record 75,672 entered the poker events being played.

Written by Neha A


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