$10,000 Main Event - Live Updates

Day 7 Live Updates

07/15/2014 (3 months ago)

2014 November Nine Set

2014 WSOP November Nine
2014 November Nine

The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event began with 6,683 players trying to win the biggest tournament of the year.

After seven days of action, only the November Nine remain.

Day 7 brought back three tables and they played down faster than expected. Two players were eliminated while they played out the last 44 minutes from the previous night and Bryan Devonshire went out shortly after the break.

There were only 16 players by the time dinner rolled around with Dan Smith, Leif Force, and Iaren Lightbourne falling short.

The unofficial final table was formed before 11pm and there were several all-ins and doubles before the final hand. Both William Tonking and Andoni Larrabe were able to stay alive until Luis Velador moved all-in with pocket Fours.

Mark Newhouse took his time but finally called with pocket Fives to dominate. Nothing on the board gave them a sweat and Velador was the November Nine bubble boy.

There are six countries represented in this year’s November Nine from United States, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, and Brazil.

Jorryt van Hoof will spend the next few months as the Main Event chipleader with Norwegian Felix Stephensen not far behind. Bruno Politano will return as the short stack but he will worry about that later, for now he will enjoy the time with his Brazilian compatriots.

One of the biggest stories of the day and tournament is the run of Mark Newhouse. Most viewed Dan Harrington’s 2003-2004 back-to-back final tables as one of the greatest Main Event accomplishments but he must now step aside.

Newhouse finished 9th out of 6,352 to make the 2013 November Nine and now has a second consecutive Main Event final table outlasting most of the 6,683 starters.

The players will get some rest and come back tomorrow for media interviews then prepare themselves for the poker world’s attention until November.

    2014 November Nine Chip Counts

    1. Jorryt van Hoof - 38,375,000
    2. Felix Stephensen - 32,775,000
    3. Mark Newhouse - 26,000,000
    4. Andoni Larrabe - 22,550,000
    5. Dan Sindelar - 21,200,000
    6. Billy Pappas - 17,500,000
    7. William Tonking - 15,050,000
    8. Martin Jacobson - 14,900,000
    9. Bruno Politano - 12,125,000
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07/15/2014 (3 months ago)

Luis Velador Eliminated in 10th ($565,193)

Luis Velador
Luis Velador

It was a shorter grind than expected and the 2014 November Nine has been formed.

Luis Velador was in good position among the last 10 players until he lost a big pot to Andori Larrabe and was never able to recover.

He shoved a few hands after the break with them all getting through until he moved once again with 4 4.

Mark Newhouse took his time to consider his action and eventually called the bet to see he was ahead with 5 5.

The only drama came from the Brazilian rail cheering but the board ran clean for Newhouse and Velador was the unfortunate 10th place finisher for $565,193.

The rest of the players jumped into the arms of their supporters and the main stage was rocking.

Check back for a full recap, November Nine group picture, and bios off everyone coming back in a few months.

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07/15/2014 (3 months ago)

Unofficial Final Table First Break

William Tonking
William Tonking

No one thought the "unofficial" table would be a quick affair but there were two all-in calls before the first break.

First up it was William Tonking, the shortest to start the table, doubling through Martin Jacobson with a flopped straight versus the nut flush draw.

His hand held up to double him into contention.

One of the last hands of the level saw Andoni Larrabe enticing a call from Luis Velador when he was holding pocket Aces. He had a small scare when Velador's Big Slick caught a King on the flop but his hand also held.

The 10 players went off on their 20-minute break and all still have the November Nine dream.

    Top 10 Day 7 counts per WSOP.com:

    1. Jorryt van Hoof - 35,575,000
    2. Felix Stephensen - 34,275,000
    3. Andoni Larrabe - 21,700,000
    4. Dan Sindelar - 20,400,000
    5. Mark Newhouse - 19,400,000
    6. Billy Pappas - 19,300,000
    7. Martin Jacobson - 15,200,000
    8. Bruno Politano - 13,525,000
    9. William Tonking - 11,750,000
    10. Luis Velador - 9,350,000
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07/15/2014 (3 months ago)

Maximilian Senft Eliminated in 11th ($565,193)

Maximilian Senft
Maximilian Senft

We’ve arrived at the unofficial final table with 10 players left. It all happened when Mark Newhouse opened for 600,000 from under the gun.

Maximillian Senft shoved, and everyone folded except for Newhouse who made the call.

Newhouse: 3 3
Senft: K Q

The crowd was going wild, chanting and rooting for Newhouse to bust another player. The flop came 4 3 6, which was going to make it very hard for Senft to get ahead.

His changes crumbled when the 8 came on the turn. A meaningless 9 came on the river, and Senft was eliminated in 11th place.

Senft takes home $565,193.

    Top 10 Day 7 counts per WSOP.com:

    1. Jorryt van Hoof - 33,400,000
    2. Felix Stephensen - 30,670,000
    3. Luis Velador - 23,620,000
    4. Martin Jacobson - 22,000,000
    5. Dan Sindelar - 20,950,000
    6. Mark Newhouse - 19,220,000
    7. Billy Pappas - 11,600,000
    8. Bruno Politano - 10,420,000
    9. Andoni Larrabe - 8,400,000
    10. William Tonking - 7,600,000
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07/15/2014 (3 months ago)

Christopher Greaves Eliminated in 12th ($565,193)

Christopher Greaves
Christopher Greaves

Christopher Greaves was around 9 million with 12 players remaining but lost a big hand to Billy Pappas with A Q against K K. He was left with just 750k and put them all-in against Martin Jacobson.

The last 100k didn’t go in until after the A 9 4 flop and he was already in trouble with K 5 against A 3.

No help came on the turn or river and Greaves earned his biggest tournament cashout for $565,193 for the 12th place finish.

While this was going on, another big hand was developing on the main stage.

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07/15/2014 (3 months ago)

(Video) Eddy Sabat Takes 16th, $347k and Tons of Experience

Eddy Sabat
Eddy Sabat came close to the biggest final table in poker.

Eddy Sabat has been playing poker professionally on the live tournament circuit since 2007 and had the biggest opportunity of his career today in Las Vegas.

Unfortunately Sabat busted just a few spots shy of the November Nine. The consolation? A $347,521 payday.

Sabat brought his live tournament total up to over $2.3 million and posted another six-figure score to his resume.

PokerListings spoke to Sabat before he busted and it was clear that this experience meant a lot to him. "As someone who has dedicated his life to poker this is a dream come true for me," said Sabat.

And in addition to the $347k, Sabat also said he'll be taking very valuable poker experience away from the seven days he's spent playing in this WSOP Main Event.

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07/15/2014 (3 months ago)

Main Event Day 7 in Pictures

There were only three tables at the start of play but there were plenty of sights to be seen around the Amazon Room.

Below are just a few of the interesting images found during the first half of the day.

Stacking them up with the 250k chips up front

Brazilians railing Bruno Politano, including Scooby Doo

ESPN cameras watching the rail at secondary feature table

Eddy Sabat with girlfriend Melissa Costello in the stands

WSOP main stage and all the surrounding TV production crew/equipment

Scooby Doo is a Bruno Politano fan
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07/15/2014 (3 months ago)

Craig McCorkell Eliminated in 13th ($441,940)

Craig McCorkell
Craig McCorkell

The final UK player in the field is now on his way back to West Sussex.

Craig McCorkell has past success in the Amazon Room with a 2012 bracelet in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout. His try for a second title came up just short.

McCorkell was short stacked for most of the day but stuck around through various pay jumps. He missed the last one.

McCorkell open-shoved from the button for just over 4 million with K 5 and Mark Newhouse called from the small blind with A 9.

The all spade flop took away some of McCorkell’s out and the board ran blank the rest of the way to send him out. His $441,940 payout for 13th place tops his 2012 WSOP prize.

    Top 10 Day 7 counts per WSOP.com:

    1. Felix Stephensen - 29,350,000
    2. Jorryt van Hoof - 28,825,000
    3. Dan Sindelar - 22,000,000
    4. Luis Velador - 20,80,000
    5. Martin Jacobson - 19,750,000
    6. Bruno Politano - 19,620,000
    7. Mark Newhouse - 14,470,000
    8. Billy Pappas - 11,575,000
    9. Christopher Greaves - 11,300,000
    10. William Tonking - 11,100,000
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07/15/2014 (3 months ago)

Oscar Kemps Eliminated in 14th ($441,940)

Oscar Kemps
Oscar Kemps

Action folded to Oscar Kemps in the cutoff, so he shipped for just under 4 million.

Jorry van Hoof was in the big blind, and he insta called when he looked down at his hand. Van Hoof couldn’t contain his excitement and sprung up from the table flipping over A A.

Kemps was disheartened to see the hand he was up against and showed his K J. When the board came out Q 7 Q, Kemps was in bad shape.

The 4 on the turn and the 7 on the river gave Kemps no hope.

He is our 14th place finisher, and will take home a hefty $441,940 for his efforts.

Player are now facing a $123k pay jump, the difference between 12th and 13th.

    Top 10 Day 7 counts per WSOP.com:

    1. Jorryt van Hoof - 34,040,000
    2. Felix Stephensen - 28,660,000
    3. Luis Velador - 20,870,000
    4. Martin Jacobson - 18,705,000
    5. Dan Sindelar - 17,670,000
    6. Mark Newhouse - 14,890,000
    7. William Tonking - 14,375,000
    8. Bruno Politano - 14,000,000
    9. Billy Pappas - 12,520,000
    10. Andoni Larrabe - 8,510,000
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07/15/2014 (3 months ago)

Thomas Sarra Eliminated in 15th ($441,940)

Thomas Sarra Jr
Thomas Sarra Jr

No slowing them down and another was gone with 30 minutes left in the level.

Mark Newhouse was in middle position to 500,000, Thomas Sarra called behind, and Bruno Politano called from the cutoff.

When it got to Felix Stephensen in the small blind, he tried to protect his hand by three-betting to 2.25 million.

It folded around to Sarra who made it 6.7 million to go. Politano folded, and Stephensen moved all in for 14.74 million.

It didn’t take long for Sarra to make the call. It was heads up to the flop, and both players turned up their hands.

Sarra: K Q
Stephensen: A K

The flop came 8 9 A, which had the crowd going wild for Stephensen. The turn was a 7.

The river was meaningless when it came the 2, so Sarra placed 15th for $441,940.

    Top 10 Day 7 counts per WSOP.com:

    1. Jorryt van Hoof - 29,515,000
    2. Felix Stephensen - 27,860,000
    3. Martin Jacobson - 20,285,000
    4. Dan Sindelar - 19,700,000
    5. Luis Velador - 17,620,000
    6. Mark Newhouse - 16,890,000
    7. Bruno Politano - 14,080,000
    8. William Tonking - 13,915,000
    9. Christopher Greaves - 9,120,000
    10. Billy Pappas - 8,080,000
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JohnnyBGood 2014-07-15 17:29:30

There should be a vote to play it the next day this November 9 crap is stupid, a lot of the big players said to do it this way and they cant make it to the final table.

Carl doucet 2014-07-14 22:50:03

Billy pappas is a humble guy n a hell of a story.gotta root for a world champion on the brink of a world championship in something else. Tell me one other guy in anything thats pulled off 2 world championships in different things,,,go pappas!

cartman 2014-07-14 21:06:03

Billy Pappas, World Foosball Champ! gogogogogogogogogogogo

Ed Poisson 2014-07-13 03:31:02

What Mark Newhouse is trying to do is amazing[2 Main Event Final tables back to back years]

Rick Manzi 2014-07-12 21:18:32

GO Fready Sageer Syracuse is pulling for you

slatz 2014-07-12 14:47:41

Who is Vitaly Lunkin?

Frank Stacks 2014-07-12 00:41:35

Count on Derek Lerner please!

moneyhungry17 2014-07-11 18:53:58

Rob Stine - Chyzowych Poker Club rocks!

Hank 2014-07-11 18:48:05

I don't know how successful he is but Haralabos Vulgaris seems like a bit of a wank.

KLB110 2014-07-11 17:46:12

Count on Griffin Benger please

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Event Name
$10,000 Main Event
Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Final Day
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First Prize

Event Chip Leaders

3 months ago
Player Chip Count
1 Jorryt van Hoof 38375000
2 Felix Stephensen 32775000
3 Mark Newhouse 26000000
4 Andoni Larrabe 22550000
5 Dan Sindelar 21200000

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