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The 2014 WSOP November Nine is Set; Newhouse Makes Back-to-Back Final Tables in Poker's Greatest Event
After eight long days of poker in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event established its official final table of nine.
Leading this year’s November Nine is Jorryt van Hoof, the second Dutch player to ever reach the final table of the Main Event. Van Hoof bagged 38,375,000 chips thanks to two key knockouts in Level 33 — one of the players he eliminated was his fellow countryman, Oscar Kemps. Prior to the 2014 Main Event, van Hoof only had $358,580 in career live tournament earnings. Now he is guaranteed $730,725 and the favorite to capture the $10 million first-place prize.
Joining van Hoof at the final table will be Mark Newhouse, who has now made a return trip to the biggest final table in poker. Newhouse finished ninth in the 2013 Main Event for $733,224 after entering the final table last in chips, but this year he is in among the leaders with 26,000,000. The American is the first player to reach back-to-back Main Event final tables since “Action” Dan Harrington finished third and fourth respectively in the 2003 and 2004 Main Events.
In order to earn more money than Harrington did in those two years, Newhouse will have to finish in sixth place or higher.
Rounding out the 2014 November Nine are Felix Stephensen, Martin Jacobson, Dan Sindelar, William Pappaconstantinou, Bruno Politano, Andoni Larrabe, and William Tonking.
Day 7 of the 2014 WSOP Main Event began with 27 players, and Sean Dempsey was the first player to exit when Newhouse made a flush on the river against him. Brian Roberts (26th), Bryan Devonshire (25th), Kyle Keranen (24th), Yorane Kerignard (23rd), Iaron Lightbourne (22nd), and Leif Force (21st) followed him to the rail. Lightbourne was in great shape to double up with pocket queens aqainst Dan Sindelar’s ace-queen, but Sindelar flopped an ace and the Brit couldn’t find a one-outer or running straight cards.
The next player to exit was Dan Smith, who called a four-bet shove from van Hoof in Level 31, creating an 80-big blind pot. The two were flipping, Smith with ace-king of spades and van Hoof with pocket fours, and the wired pair held as the board produced but one paint card — the .
Online legend Scott “urnotindanger2” Palmer exited in 19th place, running pocket deuces into pocket aces, and he was followed out the door by Scott Mahin (18th), Andrey Zaichenko (17th), Eddy Sabat (16th), and Thomas Sarra Jr. (15th).
Sarra Jr. tried to get tricky, calling a raise from Newhouse then four-betting over a three-bet from Stephensen. The Norwegian moved all in, and Sarra Jr. called of his remaining 30 big blinds with king-queen. Stephensen had him dominated with ace-king of spades, and Sarra Jr.’s Main Event dreams were dashed by the turn.
The eliminations of Kemps (14th), Craig McCorkell (13th), Christopher Greaves (12th), and Maximilian Senft (11th) brought us to an unofficial final table of 10.
On the sixth hand at the unofficial final table, Tonking flopped the nuts against Jacobson, who had the nut flush draw. Jacobson failed to find a club on the turn or the river, and Tonking successfully doubled through. Eleven hands later, Larrabe was all in and at risk with pocket aces against the ace-king of Velador. There was a king in the window of the flop, but once again the best hand held up.
Velador suddenly found himself on the short stack, and moved all in on Hand #24 over a raise from Politano and a call from Newhouse. The action folded back to Newhouse, who tank-called with pocket fives, and he had Velador's pocket fours dominated. Velador failed to improve his hand, and when the final card was dealt the Amazon Room exploded into a chorus of songs and chants, The Brazilian contingent even fired off confetti cannons, spraying green and yellow bits of paper throughout the stands.
|3||Jorryt van Hoof||Netherlands||38,375,000|
On behalf of PokerNews and the WSOP, we would like to thank everyone for following along all summer long. Bracelets were won, history was made, and now we are just four months away from crowning yet another Main Event champion — a champion that will win $10,000,000. For now, this is our final good night from Las Vegas for the summer, but we'll see you right back here in early November for the conclusion of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event!
|Jorryt van Hoof||38,375,000||1,900,000|
Hand #23: William Pappaconstantinou raised to 900,000 in the hijack. Jorryt van Hoof made it 2.25 million on the button, chasing the blinds out, and Pappaconstantinou followed suit.
Hand #24: Bruno Politano raised to 900,000 in middle position, and Mark Newhouse called from the button. Luis Velador risked it all in the small blind for 6.15 million, and Politano thought for about two minutes before mucking. Newhouse took a bit of time as well before deciding to call.
Velador needed a four to avoid busting on the most disappointing bubble in poker. The flop: . The turn closed out chopping possibilities. The Brazilian crowd broke into song again as the dealer prepared to deliver the river card. It was the prettiest card in the deck: the , and Velador was done in by the bigger boat.
Hand #20: Dan Sindelar popped it up to 900,000 from the hijack and he took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #21: Action folded to Felix Stephensen in the small blind and he completed. Jorryt van Hoof checked from the big blind and the two took a flop of . Stephensen fired 400,000 only to have van Hoof come over the top for 1.55 million. Stephensen tossed away his cards and van Hoof took down the pot.
Hand #22: Andoni Larrabe made it 850,000 to go from early position and it folded around to Mark Newhouse in the big blind. He called to see a flop.
The dealer fanned a monotone flop of on the felt. Newhouse checked to the raiser and Larrabe continued out for one million. Newhouse quickly mucked and Larrabe took the pot.
|Jorryt van Hoof||36,475,000||950,000|
Hand #19: Luis Velador opened for 1 million in middle position. William Tonking called in the hijack seat, and it was heads up to a flop. Velador's continuation-bet was 1.5 million, and Tonking shoved over it to put Velador's stack of about 7 million more at risk. Velador let it go.
|Jorryt van Hoof||35,525,000||-50,000|
The cards are now back in the air for the final 10 players.
|3||Jorryt van Hoof||Netherlands||35,575,000||89|
The final 10 players are heading on a 20-minute break.
Level 34 began with 13 players all looking to hang around long enough to reach the elusive November Nine, and on a near instant reaction to the resumption of play, Christopher Greaves found a double when his held up against Jorryt van Hoof's down on the secondary feature table. However up on the main stage, WSOP bracelet winner Craig McCorkell would play his last hand of the Main Event when he button-shoved and Mark Newhouse looked him up with . The final board would read and Newhouse's ace-high sent McCorkell to the rail for a $441,940 payday.
Now down to 12, chips would circle between players on each of their respective tables before Greaves would fall in 12th. Following a raise by Martin Jacobson and a three-bet by William Pappaconstantinou, Greaves moved all in holding and Pappaconstantinou would look him up with . Unfortunately for Greaves he could only spike a queen, and when the chips were counted, he was left with just three antes. On the following hand, Greaves saw the last of his chips enter the pot with and run into Jacobson's which made a pair of aces on the flop to bow out in 12th.
With Greaves now headed to the payout cage, Maximilian Senft would follow right behind him when he shoved all in holding and Newhouse called with . The board ran out to see the Austrian take 11th and leave the final 10 players to battle it out together until the November Nine is reached.
Van Hoof led the final 10 with an impressive 37,425,000 in chips and on the sixth hand of the unofficial final table, William Tonking would find a huge double through Jacobson. Jacobson limped under the gun holding and Tonking completed from the small blind with Dan Sindelar checking. Sindelar bet out on the flop and Jacobson raised before Tonking check-raised all in with Jacobson calling once Sindelar folded. With Tonking in the lead holding , the turn and river landed the and to see Tonking double through.
As the final few hands of the level played out, Andoni Larrabe found a much needed double holding against Luis Velador's . The board ran out and Larrabe doubled before the end-of-level chip counts were as follows:
|Jorryt van Hoof||35,575,000||-45,000|