Jorryt van Hoof Leads 2014 WSOP November Nine
It is down to the final nine in the main event of the 2014 World
Series of Poker. The November Nine will return in November to determine
the main event champion. Poker pro Jorryt van Hoof will start the
final table with the chip lead with over $38 million in chips. "It's
been amazing," van Hoof said. "I ran hot and there were
a few bubbles that I could make [use out of]. When we were down
to 18, I wasn't happy with my table draw, but I won some good hands,
got some chips and things went really well from there."
A field of 6,683 players put up the $10,000 entry fee into the
main event of the 2014 World Series of Poker. While van Hoof will
enter the final table with the lead, the bigger story is that Mark
Newhouse has made the November Nine for the second straight year.
And this year he starts out in third place in chips. He finished
ninth in last year’s main event. He is the first player since
Dan Harrington in 2003 and 2004 to make the final table but his
accomplishment is far better than Harrington’s as the fields
are much larger now than they were back then.
Van Hoof and Newhouse will have to beat a talented final table
that includes Norwegian poker pro Felix Stephensen who is second
in chips with nearly 33 million. Newhouse starts in third with 26
million chips. Right behind him is Spanish poker pro Andoni Larrabe
who has just over 22 million in chips. Las Vegas poker pro Dan Sindelar
is next with 21 million in chips. Foosball expert William Pappaconstantinou
is next with just over 17 million in chips. He is the only amateur
at the final table. Rounding out the field are Will Tonking with
15 million in chips, Martin Jacobson with just under 15 million
in chips and Bruno Politano with 12 million in chips.
The November Nine return to Las Vegas on November 10th.