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Historic Rematch Set for 2010 November Nine
The 2010 November Nine will reassemble at Foxwoods Resort Casino for the first time ever this February.
The reunion event will take place during the casino’s Mega Stack Challenge XIX on Feb. 8. It’s the first time in the modern era of poker that all WSOP Main Event final table players have effectively had a rematch.
“It’s gonna be fun,” said reigning world champion Jonathan Duhamel. “It’s going to be great to have the chance to play against them again. They’re all cool guys.”
Duhamel will be joined by John Racener, Joseph Cheong, Filippo Candio, Michael Mizrachi, John Dolan, Jason Senti, Matt Jarvis and Soi Nguyen.
Senti, who busted in seventh place in the Main Event, shared Duhamel’s feelings on the event.
“I’m pretty pumped to have everyone in the same place again,” said Senti. “There are a few guys I haven’t seen since the Main Event."
Players will have a chance to experience the historic event first hand as Foxwoods has made the reunion a three-table tournament with various slots for Foxwoods qualifiers and special to-be-announced celebrities.
“It will be a great opportunity to not only play against these players but potentially win some money as well,” said Foxwoods poker spokesperson Bernard Lee. “We’re very excited about it.”
Although prizes have yet to be officially announced, Lee mentioned there will likely be $10-$15k up for grabs.
The event is not for another month but Duhamel was once again confident about his chances. When asked if he would repeat as champion, he grinned and said, “Of course I will. You know me.”
“Duhamel got to win the first one, I think it’s my turn,” he said.
Starting Jan. 11 every player that cashes in a Foxwoods tournament or Sit & Go will receive a raffle ticket into the November Nine reunion tournament. The raffle will take place Feb. 4.
The Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge XIX will run from Feb. 4-13.