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World Series of Poker Busts Out Its “November Nine”

Last updated: July 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm. Posted by in Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas. Comments Off on World Series of Poker Busts Out Its “November Nine”.

A little more than a week ago, 7,319 poker players took their seats in the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event at Rio Las Vegas. After 78 hours of play, over eight days, it’s now down to nine (Jul. 18).

Congratulations to the 2010 World Series of Poker finalists, also called the “November Nine.” They are Joseph Cheong, Soi Nguyen, Jason Senti, Matthew Jarvis, Jonathan Duhamel, John Racener, Filippo Candio, Michael Mizrachi and John Dolan.

WSOP November Nine 2010

In another win for alliteration, it's the November Nine.

The championship final table will start Nov. 6. The initial session of play will pare the nine finalists down to the final two, then they will return two days later to play “heads-up” for the 2010 world championship.

The chip leader at the Main Event Final Table will be poker pro Jonathan Duhamel, with a chip count of $65,975,000 (translation: a lot).

Jonathan Duhamel

At 22, Jonathan Duhamel will be the youngest player at the Final Table.

Each player in the November Nine will get guaranteed prize money of at least $811,823 (not to mention what is sure to be a deluge of sponsorship offers).

This year’s champ will receive $8.9 million in prize money, the coveted WSOP gold bracelet and the right to say “nanny-nanny-boo-boo” to every other poker player in the known universe, at least until next year’s WSOP.

Get all the details about this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event on the WSOP’s official site.

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