It took nearly 18 hours to arrive at this main event final table
When we left Day 8 of the main event at the World Series of Poker in the early hours of Sunday morning the remaining 10 players were playing to see who would be axed in tenth position to decide the final table – the November Nine as it has come to be called.
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It took just on six more hours for the final table bubble boy to bust out at level 36 in the early morning hours Sunday, and it was Brandon Steven, who had been short-stacked for most of the day but valiantly tried to improve his position.
Steven was finally eliminated by Matthew Jarvis, setting up a final table comprised of:
1 Jonathan Duhamel 65,975,000
2 John Dolan 46,250,000
3 Joseph Cheong 23,525,000
4 John Racener 19,050,000
5 Matthew Jarvis 16,700,000
6 Filippo Candio 16,400,000
7 Michael Mizrachi 14,450,000
8 Soi Nguyen 9,650,000
9 Jason Senti 7,625,000
With average chip stacks at 24,396,667.
It had been a tough, 18 hour day for all involved.
The November Nine will draw their final table ninth position payouts this weekend and over the next few months prepare for the decider in November, when the table reconvenes to play down to a winner.
Ninth place pays each remaining player $811,823; higher finishers will win at least $1,045,738 and be paid the difference from ninth place money in November.
Here's a snapshot of the November Nine for the 2010 WSOP Main Event:
Jason Senti of St. Louis Park, Minnesota is 25 years old and a pro player with ten series cashes that have earned him $157,528, and four circuit cashes worth $543,637
Joseph Cheong is a 24 year old UC San Diego psychology graduate from La Mirada, California who also plays professionally and can claim cashes for 2 series of $31,064 and four circuit cvashes worth $20,890.
John Dolan (24) hails from Bonita Springs, Florida and is a pro player with five series cashes for $105,340 and two circuit cashes of $3,333.
Jonathan Duhamel of Boucherville, Quebec in Canada is a 22 year old poker pro who has two cashes worth $43,000 under his belt.
Michael Mizrachi (29) aka ‘The Grinder' is a well known poker pro from Miami, Florida who has a WSOP bracelet to his credit, along with 23 series cashes worth $2.27 million and six circuit cashes for $323,258.
Matthew Jarvis is a 25 year old Canadian business student and amateur player from Surrey in British Columbia.
John Racener (24) is a poker pro from Port Richey in Florida.
Filippo Candio (26) is a poker pro based in Cagliari, Italy. He has one ca sh for $3,460 to his credit.
Cuong "Soi" Nguyen (37) is from Santa Ana, California, where he works for a medical supply company when not playing poker as an amateur.
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