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Gaming Store Owner Jorryt Van Hoof leads 2014 November Nine

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The card game Magic: The Gathering has already produced some very notable poker players, including 3-time WSOP champ Brock Parker, Justin Bonomo and David Williams. Now Jorryt van Hoof looks to follow in the long line of Magic-to-poker players. The Dutch pro leads the 2014 November Nine with 38,375,000 chips, which puts him in the best possible position to win the $10 million top prize. Assuming van Hoof can hang on to his chip lead and take down the WSOP Main Event, which is no small task, it would make his interesting background story all the more impressive. That said, …

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2014 November Niner Felix Stephensen Still Learning Hold’em Tournaments

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When the 2014 November Nine meets again, Felix Stephensen certainly won’t be the most inexperienced poker player there. He’s been an online poker pro for the past four years, specializing in Pot-Limit Omaha cash games. But Stephensen definitely lacks experience in what the WSOP Main Event is all about – No-Limit Hold’em and live tournament play. Before this year’s Main Event, the Norwegian had rarely played in Hold’em tournaments. This can be seen from the fact that he previously had just two career tourney cashes and $21,118 in winnings. Considering that Stephensen will start the 2014 WSOP Main Event final …

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World Foosball Champ Billy Pappas looking for 2014 WSOP Title

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2014 November Niner William Pappaconstantinou (a.k.a. Billy Pappas) is used to winning….just not in poker. The 29-year-old is best known for his impressive foosball credentials, which include five US championships. Pappas has done so well, in fact, that many consider him one of the greatest foosball players of all time. Now he’s on the cusp of greatness in a totally different game after making this year’s November Nine. Pappas just completed a foosball tournament in Europe when he decided to fly to Vegas for the 2014 WSOP Main Event. What ensued was a run that nobody could have predicted as …

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Two-Time November Niner Mark Newhouse looking for Redemption

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Every year there are plenty of great stories to be found on the WSOP Main Event final table. And the 2014 November Nine is no exception, especially when you consider that several different nationalities are looking to win the first ME title for their country. But if there’s one story that overshadows them all, it is definitely Mark Newhouse. Last summer Newhouse ran through a field of 6,352 players to reach the 2013 Main Event final table with 7,350,000 chips, ranking him eighth to start. Given his chip disadvantage, he wasn’t exactly a favorite to win the tournament. However, Newhouse …

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No Clear Favorite in 2014 WSOP November Nine

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As you may have already heard, the 2014 WSOP Main Event final table is set as the original 6,683-player starting field have been whittled down to just nine players. The 2014 November Nine will reconvene on Nov. 10th to compete for a $10 million first-place prize. One notable thing that stands out about the field is how many different countries are represented, with Brazil, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and USA all featuring a November Niner. Another aspect that comes to attention is how even the chip counts are. The difference between first and last place in the standings right now …

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November Niner Sam Holden “semi-retires” from Poker to Study Philosophy at Kent

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Almost three years ago, Sam Holden burst on to the poker scene after final tabling the 2011 WSOP Main Event and collecting a $782,115 payout. Since that time, he’s continued to experience success in the poker world, tallying $1.2 million in live tournament winnings and another $822k in online poker earnings. However, it seems that his time in the game will be drastically reduced as Holden announced his “semi-retirement” from poker. Through his 888poker blog, the 24-year-old writes that he’ll be moving on to the University of Kent in order to study philosophy. Holden has been doing some deep thinking …

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2010 November Niner Filippo Candio Retires from Poker over False Tax Evasion Story

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Fillipo Candio Announces Retirement from Poker Filippo Candio, who’s best known for finishing fourth in the 2010 WSOP Main Event, has announced his retirement from poker. Candio broke the news through his Facebook page by writing that he’ll quit poker once the PPT Campione D’Italia (March 27th-31st) event ends. The 30-year-old explained that he’s been planning his retirement from poker for a while now. However, a Canale 5 (Channel 5) news story that falsely implicated him in a tax evasion scandal has expedited the process. The story, which aired on March 5th, is based on a Sardinia newspaper article that …

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RakeTheRake’s Interview with Sylvain Loosli

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Sylvain Loosli RakeTheRake 2Not only is French poker pro Sylvain Loosli one of the most respected online cash game players, he also made the November Nine in this year’s WSOP to take over $2.5million. Oh, and he’s a RakeTheRake player too. We caught up with Sylvain to talk about his recent success and more…

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2013 WSOP Main Event is the Last Big Ride for J.C. Tran

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When the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table was officially formed, one name stood out from the group – J.C. Tran. The obvious reason why Tran stands out is because he’s leading the November Nine with 38,000,000 chips. He’s also the most accomplished player among the nine survivors, having won two gold bracelets and $9,041,483 in live tournaments. Considering that he’s got both the skills and chip stack to win the 2013 Main Event, you’d think that Tran would be scheming up ways to continue building his impending payout. But the truth is that he plans on winding down his …

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UB Poker offering Huge Series 2011 Promotion

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We’re used to seeing online poker sites offer big prize packages for the WSOP * Main Event. However, one thing that you don’t commonly see is rooms offering numerous other incentives along with the prize package – including a $1 million sponsorship deal! But that’s exactly what UB Poker is doing with their Series 2011 promotion, where you’ll not only be able to win a $12,000 Main Event prize package, but also lots of other bonuses and incentives afterward. All along the way, you could be earning UB’s fantastic 30% rakeback deals too! Getting back to the Main Event incentives, …

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