The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino said goodnight to the main event of the 2014 WSOP as the official final table of nine was set after eight long days of poker.
Jorryt van Hoof bagged 38,375,000 chips when Luis Velado was knocked out in 10th place. van Hoof is the second Dutch player to reach the final table in the history of the Main Event. Previously van Hoof had $358,580 in career live tournament earnings but he's guaranteed $730,725 for his November Nine finish and, at this time, stands as the favorite to take home the $10 million first-place prize.
Mark Newhouse is on his way back to the November Nine. Newhouse sat at the 2013 Main Event final table where he finished in ninth place for $733,224. He's the first player to reach back-to-back Main Event final tables since 2003 and 2004 when “Action” Dan Harrington sat at both Main Event tables during those years, finishing third place in 2003 and fourth place in 2004. Newhouse has 26,000,000 in chips to carry him through the final table this year — if he finishes in sixth place or higher, he'll earn more than Harrington did in his two year run.
The 2014 November Nine are Felix Stephensen, Jorryt van Hoof, Martin Jacobson, Dan Sindelar, William Pappaconstantinou, Bruno Politano, Andoni Larrabe, and William Tonking.
Sean Dempsey was the first player to hit the rail of the 27 players that started Day 7 of the 2014 WSOP Main Event and Brian Roberts (26th), Bryan Devonshire (25th), Kyle Keranen (24th), Yorane Kerignard (23rd), Iaron Lightbourne (22nd), and Leif Force (21st) were next.
Dan Smith's ace-king of spades ran into van Hoof's pocket fours in Level 31, and Smith was headed for the cashier when the fours held up.
Scott “urnotindanger2” Palmer was gone in 19th place after taking pocket deuces into the war zone against pocket aces. Then it was Scott Mahin (18th), Andrey Zaichenko (17th), Eddy Sabat (16th), and Thomas Sarra Jr. (15th) heading to the rail.
Sarra Jr. called a raise from Newhouse and ended up in a chip war with Stephensen that escalated into a four-bet. The Norwegian moved all in, and Sarra Jr. called off 30 big blinds with king-queen. Stephensen was holding the ace-king of spades and Sarra Jr. said goodnight.
The official final table of 10 was set with the elimination of Kemps (14th), Craig McCorkell (13th), Christopher Greaves (12th), and Maximilian Senft (11th).
Velador woke up to a short stack and shoved all-in on Hand #24 over a raise from Politano and a call from Newhouse. Newhouse tank-called with pocket fives. Velador's pocket fours did not improve. When the final card hit the table the Amazon Room exploded with singing, chants, and the confetti cannons fired by the Brazilian contingent that shot green and yellow bits of paper throughout the stands!
Big congratulations to the November Nine!
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The 2014 World Series of Poker is dark until November. Come back for more information and highlights as we explore all of The 'Niners' in the coming months.
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