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Final 27 Set, November Nine Decided TomorrowPosted 5 hours 33 minutes ago by ShamusA total of 78 players -- all survivors of six days' worth of poker -- arrived at noon today with hopes of continuing their long and winding tourney journeys. They were the final standing from the starting field of 7,319, and all had already achieved much.But all wanted more. And just 27 would earn the right to come back tomorrow for the last day of poker this summer in the 2010 WSOP.Bustouts began shortly after cards went in the air, with Jean-Robert Bellande, Meenakshi Subramaniam, David Benyamine, Peter Jetten, Alexander Kostritsyn, and Tony Dunst among those departing during the first levels.The pace slowed as the dinner break approached, and with 42 left it was thought it might take a while before we'd get down to three tables.But then came the fireworks of Level 29 -- specifically the last hour of Level 29, when 11 players were eliminated. It didn't take long after that for Theo Jorgensen, Gianni Direnzo, and Bryn Kenney all to hit the rail, too, each earning $255,242 for getting this far.As the night wore on, Joseph Cheong and Cuong Nguyen put some distance between themselves and the rest of the field, but there's a formidable bunch behind them, among them Matt Affleck, John Racener, Scott Clements, David Baker, and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi. Mizrachi took some hits early today, but true to his name, grinded his way back into contention, and still (incredibly) has a chance of tying Frank Kassela for WSOP POY with a Main Event victory.Thanks for following our coverage today. Join us again tomorrow at noon Vegas time to find out who among these 27 will emerge as this year's November Nine.Name Chip Count Big Blinds Joseph Cheong 24,490,000 204 Sol Nguyen 23,100,000 192 Pascal LeFrancois 17,780,000 148 Jason Senti 13,550,000 112 Matthew Jarvis 13,300,000 110 Matt Affleck 12,515,000 104 Jonathan Duhamel 10,520,000 87 John Racener 10,470,000 87 Filippo Candio 10,020,000 83 Benjamin Statz 9,885,000 82 Robert Pisano 8,060,000 67 Michiel Sijpkens 7,765,000 64 Duy Le 7,255,000 60 Scott Clements 7,250,000 60 David Baker 6,825,000 56 Michael Mizrachi 6,300,000 52 Brandon Steven 6,045,000 50 Adam Levy 4,745,000 39 William Thorson 3,680,000 30 Redmond Lee 3,315,000 27 Mads Wissing 3,070,000 25 Ronnie Bardah 2,525,000 21 Matthew Bucaric 2,270,000 18 John Dolan 2,175,000 18 Patrick Eskandar 1,655,000 13 Johnny Lodden 1,560,000 13 Hasan Habib 1,510,000 12

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78 Players Remain. How many do you think of the current top 9 will make it to the November 9?1 Theo Jorgensen 9,295,0002 Michael Mizrachi 7,535,0003 John Racener 7,200,0004 Jonathan Driscoll 6,570,0005 William Thorson 6,525,0006 Matthew Jarvis 6,125,0007 Edward Ochana 5,950,0008 Alexander Kostritsyn 5,715,0009 Cuong Nguyen 5,650,000My guess: 3.
1. Joseph Cheong 24,490,000 2042. Sol Nguyen 23,100,000 1923. Pascal LeFrancois 17,780,000 1484. Jason Senti 13,550,000 1125. Matthew Jarvis 13,300,000 1106. Matt Affleck 12,515,000 1047. Jonathan Duhamel 10,520,000 878. John Racener 10,470,000 879. Filippo Candio 10,020,000 83 only 1 of the top 9 from yesterday stayed in the top 10. I love the guy's name in second place. - Soi Nguyen "So I win" Moneymaker destiny again?
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I liked Racener earlier on and before, so I'm cheering him on to win this thing. I also liked Affleck a ton, so sad to see him go out on Duhamel's 4bet pre and donk calls postflop and have him spike it.

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They are still playing..One away from the November Nine..Grinder is in comfortable position to make the final nine.

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http://www.pokernews.com/live-reporting/20...post.161515.htmNine is the NumberPosted 18 minutes ago by FerricRamsiumDay 8 of the Main Event (which our calendar tells us was actually Day 12) is all over but for the shouting and the celebrating. The action during the course of these two weeks has been fast and furious enough to raise a few eyebrows, but today was a much different, much longer, much more serious day. It took nearly 18 hours to whittle our field from the twenty-seven starters down to the final nine.We've played so much poker today, it's hard to condense the action down to just a few paragraphs. But we'll try. Let's start at the beginning, where Joseph Cheong came into this penultimate day with the chip-leading stack of more than 24 million. He hovered around that mark for the duration of the day.The same can't be said for the two prominent Scandinavian hopefuls. Johnny Lodden lost a coin flip to beat the parking lot rush, exiting in 27th place as the first casualty of the day. Sweden's William Thorson outlasted another four players, but he ran his into John Racener's pocket kings to put his name on the payout sheet in 22nd place.Nineteen players returned from the second break. Michiel Sijpkens 19th-place elimination cued the two-table re-draw and left everyone nine spots away from a seat at November's final table.Scott "BigRiskky" Clements might have been the betting favorite coming into the day as the player with the most WSOP final table experience left. After an active, up-and-down first few hours, Clements put his trust in ace-queen but ran it smack into Matthew Jarvis' ace-king. No help on board ended Clements' run in 18th place, and his table let out a big, relieved exhale as he left the Amazon Room for the last time this year.David Baker had a whale of a WSOP in his own right. This Main Event marked his seventh cash of the 2010 Series, and five of those saw him running deep into the final two tables. That where this one ended too, though; Baker was knocked off in 17th place after putting his faith in a flush draw that never materialized. Benjamin Statz was next to depart, and the fifteen finalists were off to dinner a short while later.When they returned, there was no sign of the dreaded after-dinner coma. The action came fast, and the next knockout provided possibly the most memorable moment of the Main Event, and maybe of the entire 2010 WSOP. It was a massive confrontation between Matt Affleck and Jonathan Duhamel, and it was one of those pots that brought media and spectators scurrying from all corners of the room clamoring to catch a peek at the action. Duhamel started it with a raise to 550,000, and Affleck three-bet to 1.55 million. Duhamel re-raised right back to 3.925 total. Affleck called to put 8 million chips into the pot going to the flop.Possibly sensing the danger he was in, Duhamel checked the flop. Affleck took the opportunity to fire out 5 million chips. Duhamel called, and Affleck shoved his last 11.6 million into the pot as the hit fourth street. Duhamel was faced with a decision for most of his own stack. The tension mounted as hushed murmurs of this monsterpotten coursed through the room. Duhamel finally called, putting an enormous pot of about 42 million chips in the middle of the table!Affleck showed down for the overpair. He certainly had to be nervous when he watched Duhamel table for the pair and the open-ender. The entire rail inched forward in anticipation of the river card that would give one of the two players a commanding chip lead. Fate fell with Duhamel this time. The last card off was the , and a thundering reaction signaled the bad beat to the crowds who were too far away to see it with their own eyes. Affleck's aces had indeed been run down. He was visibly stricken by the result, choking back his emotions and burying his face in his cap for a good long while. He finally mustered the strength to leave the room after his 15th-place elimination, red-faced and awfully upset with the result.That was the pot that pushed Duhamel into a commanding chip lead. It is a hand that will likely be talked about and analyzed over and over for the next year.The next big name to fall was Adam "Roothlus" Levy in 12th place. Roothlus had a three-deep cheering section here with him for support today. He managed to chip his way up significantly over the course of the first couple levels. Levy had trouble winning a pot in the third level, though, and he was relieved of his last 4 million chips when he ran king-queen into the pocket aces of -- guess who, Jonathan Duhamel.Pascal LeFrancois won his first gold bracelet this year at the WSOP, but his bid for number two was quashed with ten players left. This time it was Cheong looking for the knockout. His took care of LeFrancois and his in 11th place. That signaled the final redraw of the night. The last ten players were shuffled over to the main featured table to play it out under the bright lights.We needed just one more elimination to end Day 8, but it would be a stubborn one. More than six hours passed with nary a bust-out. The short stacks were able to gather enough chips to stick around for a while and make this thing a real dogfight. Finally, the day-long short stack of Brandon Steven got into the pot, and this time he could not fade elimination. He was racing his against Matthew Jarvis' , but he would find no help from the dealer. The board ran out with five blanks. With that, the cheering sections of the other nine players rushed the stage to congratulate their men on making the final table of the Main Event.So then, we are down to just nine players left out of 7,319 starters. One of them will be your new World Champion come November. Here's how things stacked up at the end of the night, a snapshot of what we'll be seeing in four months:Seat 1: Jason Senti (7,625,000)Seat 2: Joseph Cheong (23,525,000)Seat 3: John Dolan (46,250,000)Seat 4: Jonathan Duhamel (65,975,000)Seat 5: Michael Mizrachi (14,450,000)Seat 6: Matthew Jarvis (16,700,000)Seat 7: John Racener (19,050,000)Seat 8: Filippo Candio (16,400,000)Seat 9: Soi Nguyen (9,650,000)We'll spend the next several weeks researching these players and dissecting them (figuratively, of course), getting a feel for who they are. For now, all you need to know is that Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi is the man to watch. His victory in this year's $50,000 Players' Championship earned him a spot in the "best poker player" conversation, and this Main Event run is a remarkable encore to that performance. Grinder can earn a share of Player of the Year honors if he can manage to win this thing, and current POTY leader Frank Kassela will have a nervous four months to sweat while he waits for the title to be decided.We'd like to thank you for joining us in this journey through the 2010 World Series of Poker. It's been fun and maddening and tiring and thrilling and now it's all but over. We're on a four-month hiatus, but you'll see us again soon. When you do, we'll be ready to crown a new World Champion of poker.All that's left now is one final goodnight from the Amazon Room. Until November, then, we wish you all the best.
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Mizrachi's run is suck, no doubt about that. Winning the 50k Horse and the 10k NLHE in the same year would be quite a unique accomplishment.
he had quite the wsop this year, nice
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Should be an action packed line-up at the final table with how these players have played so far.

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Couple interesting facts that were new to me ....– The total prize pool for this year’s Main Event totals $68,798,600. However, this figure is not final. Since interest is added to payouts for players who will constitute the November Nine, the final figure will actually be slightly higher.– WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel estimates the total number of hands dealt out in this tournament from start to finish is about 600,000.– This was the second-largest live poker tournament in history.– SEAT 6: Matthew Jarvis would become the first Canadian world champion should he win the Main Event.

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Couple interesting facts that were new to me ....– The total prize pool for this year’s Main Event totals $68,798,600. However, this figure is not final. Since interest is added to payouts for players who will constitute the November Nine, the final figure will actually be slightly higher.– WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel estimates the total number of hands dealt out in this tournament from start to finish is about 600,000.– This was the second-largest live poker tournament in history.– SEAT 6: Matthew Jarvis would become the first Canadian world champion should he win the Main Event.
How about the commanding chip leader Jonathan Duhamel who is from Quebec????My Canada still inclueds Quebec.
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