The 2010 November Nine

by , Jul 18, 2010 | 6:01 am

Your 2010 WSOP final table players and chip counts:

Jonathan Duhamel — 65,975,000 — Boucherville QC

John Dolan – 46,250,000 – Bonita Springs FL

Joseph Cheong – 23,525,000 — La Mirada CA

John Racener – 19,050,000 – Port Richey FL

Matthew Jarvis – 16,700,000 – Surrey BC

Filippo Candio – 16,400,000 – Cagliari  IT

Michael Mizrachi — 14,450,000 – Miami FL

Soi Nguyen –9,650,000 – Santa Ana  CA

Jason Senti – 7,625,000 – St. Louis Park MN

I’d say see ya’ll in November, but I think we all know we’ll be talking about lotsa things before then. Click below for the Nolan’s early write-up from

After 78 grueling hours of poker played over eight days, nine players remain. This year’s November Nine are:

SEAT 1: Jason Senti
Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN (USA)
Age: 28
Profession: Poker Pro
Note: This is Senti’s first time to ever cash in a WSOP event. He picked the right tournament and the right year to achieve a poker breakout, since he’s now guaranteed more than $800,000 in prize money.
Chip Count: TBA

SEAT 2: Joseph Cheong
Hometown: La Mirada, CA (USA)
Age: 24
Profession: Poker Pro
Note: Cheong earned a degree in psychology from UC-San Diego last year. He also won a WSOP Circuit gold ring at Harrah’s Rincon four months ago. When Cheong won his victory, he promised himself he would play in the Main Event. Here he is now, competing on poker’s grandest stage.
Chip Count: TBA

SEAT 3: John Dolan
Hometown: Bonita Springs, FL (USA)
Age: 24
Profession: Poker Pro
Note: Dolan has six WSOP cashes, including three in-the-money finishes at this year’s series. He has been one of the more consistent performers on this tournament, hanging around the leader board much of the way.
Chip Count: TBA

SEAT 4: Jonathan Duhamel
Hometown: Boucherville, Quebec (Canada)
Age: 22
Profession: Poker Pro
Note: This is Duhamel’s third time to cash at this year’s WSOP. This has been a huge year for Canadian players so far, with five gold bracelet winners. Duhamel hopes to become number six.
Chip Count: TBA

SEAT 5: Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi
Hometown: Miami, FL (USA)
Age: 29
Profession: Poker Pro
Note: “The Grinder” is among the most successful tournament performers since the poker boom began. He won his first WSOP gold bracelet and $1,559,046 in this year’s Poker Players Championship, which took place during the opening week of the series.
Chip Count: TBA

SEAT 6: Matthew Jarvis
Hometown: Surrey, BC (Canada)
Age: 25
Profession: Poker Pro/Student
Note: Jarvis is primarily an online player. This marks his first time to cash in a WSOP tournament. Jarvis would become the first Canadian world champion in history should he win the Main Event.
Chip Count: TBA

SEAT 7: John Racener
Hometown: Port Richey, FL (USA)
Age: 24
Profession: Poker Pro
Note: Racener is one of the stars of the national WSOP Circuit, with more than $500,000 in earnings, including the 2007 Main Event championship victory at Harrah’s Atlantic City.
Chip Count: TBA

SEAT 8: Filippo Candio
Hometown: Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy)
Age: 26
Profession: Poker Pro
Note: Candio is the first Italian player ever to make it to the Main Event final table. He has a number of cashes at major tournaments held in Europe.
Chip Count: TBA

SEAT 9: Cuong “Soi” Nguyen
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA (USA)
Age: 38
Profession: Sales (Medical Supplies)
Note: Nguyen is the senior player at this final table, at the advanced age of 36. He’s also one of only two amateurs sitting among the final nine. Nguyen has been near the chip lead during the past three days of competition. He cashed in the 2008 Main Event (614th place).
Chip Count: TBA

The unfortunate N9 “bubble” finisher was Brandon Steven, from Wichita, KS. To see a full list of all players who cashed in this year’s Main Event, click HERE.

The championship final table, also known as the November Nine, will be played starting on November 6th, 2010. The initial session of play will whittle the nine finalists down to the last two survivors. They will return two days later to play heads-up for the 2010 world championship.

This year’s winner will receive $8,944,138 in prize money, the coveted WSOP gold bracelet, and designation as the official 2010 world poker champion.

Each player who made the November Nine will be paid out the guaranteed prize money which amounts to $811,823 (each). When the Main Event resumes play on November 6th, players will compete for all additional money in the prize pool, plus interest on the withheld funds. The prize money payouts are as follows:

1st place – $8,944,138
2nd place – $5,545,855
3rd place – $4,129,979
4th place – $3,092,497
5th place – $2,442,960
6th place – $1,772,939
7th place – $1,356,708
8th place – $1,045,738
9th place – $811,823

Stay tuned. The best is yet to come.

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