Meet the WSOP November Nine

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Aug 15, 2009 Posted in WSOP News | 1 Comment »

WSOP November Nine

The WSOP has concluded until November with the final table all ready and waiting with anticipation to find out who will be crowned this years World Series of Poker Main Event winner.

So who are the November Nine?

1. Darvin Moon

Darvin Moon is the current chip leader. He resides from Maryland and owns a small logging company. If Moon was to go on to win the WSOP, it would be another example of the American working class hero coming good. Moon was far from being classed a professional poker player before entering this years World Series of Poker, having won his seat through a satellite in a local casino he lives near and never having any reported cashes in any prevoius poker tournaments.

2. Eric Buchman

Eric Buchman has already won over $1 Million in tournament winnings. Having already made the final table of two WSOP Events before. Eric Buchman is without doubt a contender at the WSOP final table. Having already cashed in 22 previous tournaments, with his biggest to date coming when finishing second in the 2007 WSOPC Atlantic City Main event for over $208k, he is hoping the 23rd cash will be the big one. Erik Buchman will go into the World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table as a strong favourite considering his chip stack and previous results.

3. Steven Begleiter

Steven Begleiter is more used to playing much smaller tournaments more as a hobby. It was while playing these small stakes at a local event that he plays that he won his seat to the WSOP Main Event. Steven Begleiter however, hasn’t looked like a player who only plays poker as a hobby. He goes into the final table with the 3rd biggest stack.

4. Jeff Shulman

Jeff Shulman has already made it to the WSOP Main Event Final Table before. Finishing 7th in 2000, the year Chris Ferguson beat T.J Cloutier heads up. Jeff having already won over $1 Million in tournament winnings goes into the final table sitting in 4th and looking strong. It would be a mistake to write Jeff off at the minute.

5. Joseph Cada

Joseph Cada is the typical Online Poker Player, aggressive and successful. At only 21, Cada has already played in 16 WSOP Events making over $500,000 in profits. Most of his profits have came from online where he is known by the username jcada99. Joseph Cada with an already guaranteed $1.2 Million for making the final table will be hoping to increase that to $8.5 Million by winning this event, which is not impossible.

6. Kevin Schaffel

Kevin Schaffel at 51 hopes to win the WSOP and retire. Schaffel who has been playing poker for a few years now, seriously for 5, has over $160k in tournament cashes. However, he is yet to actually win an tournament. His biggest cash to date was finishing 42nd in the 1994 World Series of Poker Main Event for 60k.

7. Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is a man that does not need an introduction, nor do you need to give you some bland information on his poker career. Ivey is a poker legend already at the age of 33. He is currently the player to beat in any tournament he plays. The  WSOP Main Event being no different.

8. Antoine Saout

Antoine Saout from France qualified for the World Series of Poker Main Event through a satellite on his beloved Everest Poker. So its only fair that soon after making the WSOP Main Event Final Table that Everest Poker sign him up as their newest member to Team Everest.

9. James Akenhead

James Akenhead will fly the flag for all the British Poker players who played in the WSOP Main Event. Unlike the rest of the final table James Akenhead hasn’t had the luck of the poker gods. James Akenhead sat down on the first day for him to run Kings into Aces. After that he took hit after hit on the first day and has slowly grinded his way to the final table being short stacked for nearly the whole tournament. This man is dangerous even from the short stack and can not be written off just yet.

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One Response to “Meet the WSOP November Nine”

  1. poker rake says:

    I always enjoy watching the world series of poker and its good to see Phil Ivey doing so well.

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