Meet the 2014 WSOP November Nine

After seven long days in July during the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, the starting field of 6,683 players was dwindled down to just 9. These 2014 November Niners will meet again next month to play out the final table on the poker world’s biggest stage.

Here is a preview of the 2014 WSOP November Niners:

The chip leader heading into the final table is Jorryt Van Hoof who hails from Eindhoven, Netherlands. He is starting the final table with 38,375,00 in chips. Incredibly, this will be his first WSOP cash and regardless of when he is eliminated it’s guaranteed to be at least $730,725.

Felix Stephensen resides from Oslo, Norway. Even though he hasn’t experienced WSOP success prior to this year’s main event he enters into the final table in second chip position with 32,775,000 to play with.

Mark Newhouse is a name that many WSOP fans would be familiar with because he has made an incredible back to back final table run in the WSOP Main Event. The American comes into the final table in third chip position with 26,000,000. He is the first player to make back to back final tables since Dan Harrington accomplished the same back in 2003/04.

Andoni Larrabe from Spain is in fourth chip position with 22,550,000. He is the first Spanish player to make the final table of the World Series Main Event since Carlos Mortensen did so back in 2001.

Dan Sindelar from Las Vegas enters the final table fifth in chips with 21,200,000. He is one of the most accomplished tournament players at the final table and will be liking his chances.

Wiliam Pappaconstantinou comes into the final table sixth in chips with 17,500,000. Unlike other players at the final table, Pappaconstantinou is an amateur poker player. Prior to taking up poker he was one of the top foosball players although he has had some good live cashes.

William Tonking of Flemington, New Jersey, will enter the final table seventh in chips with 15,050,000. He is primarily an online 6-max NLHE cash game player and this short-handed experience will definitely serve him well at the final table if he survives the first few eliminations.

Martin Jacobson from Stockholm, Sweden, will enter the final table in eighth chip position with 14,900,000. It has been a while since there has been a player at the final table who is flying the flag for Sweden.

Bruno Politano from Brazil enters the final table in ninth chip position with 12,125,000. He is actually the first Brazilian to make the final table of the WSOP Main Event. It’s a region where poker is experiencing a really big boom at the moment.

These remaining players will be back on November 10 and 11 to play down to a winner and all the November Nine players get a chance at winning the guaranteed $10,000,000 first-place prize money.

As can be seen from the short bios of each of the November Niners, there is a diverse range of countries represented at this year’s WSOP Main Event final table, with the final nine players coming from six different countries. It just goes to show how far poker has come in the last few decades, the internet has transformed the world of poker, with many players trying their luck on the live tournament circuit.

The broadcast for the WSOP Main Event began on September 28 and there has been 2 hours of coverage every Sunday but live final table action will be aired on ESPN with hole cards and on a 15-minute delay.