The 2010 WSOP Main Event officially has it’s final table and, as has been the case since 2008, it will be played out in November with the remaining players dubbed the November Nine.
The massive field of 7,319 players made for the second largest in WSOP history and generated a prize pool of $68,798,600 with $8,944,138 set aside for the last poker player standing. Coming into Day 8 the field had been ground down to a mere 27 players. From there it was reduced to a the final November Nine.
Now just because you didn’t cash in the Main Event, doesn’t mean your chance to profit from it is over. Sports Interaction has WSOP November Nine prop bets available for any bettors who think they know who will have the edge at the Final Table.
Here’s a breakdown of the November Nine with their respective chip counts and listed in order of their odds in the Sportsbook for winning the 2010 WSOP Main Event.
Jonathan Duhamel +210
Duhamel is a 22-year-old poker pro from Quebec, Canada. As the player coming into this with a sizeable chip lead at 65,975,000 he is the odds on favorite to win. The fact that he has already cashed twice at this year’s WSOP in NL Holdem events proves that he has what it takes to play at this level.
Duhamel counts himself among the many sharp young poker pros who gave up college (finance major) for a lucrative career as a poker pro. He learned the game of poker by playing with his friends and like so many of his fellow Canadians, he enjoys playing hockey.
With five WSOP bracelets already on the wrists of Canadians this year, Duhamel, along with fellow Canadian Matthew Jarvis, it could very well become six for the year.
John Dolan +300
Dolan, a 24-year-old poker pro, is also heavily favored to win partly because he has a solid chip stack (46,250,000) and partly because he seems to be on a bit of a heater with six total WSOP cashes, three of which came this year including a sixth place finish in the $1,000 NL Holdem Event #36 for $82,804.
Michael Mizrachi +550
Thirty-one-year-old Mizrachi might not have the third most chips with 14,450,000 but there are plenty of good reasons why he has the third best odds to win the WSOP Main Event. He’s easily the most recognizable poker pro in the November Nine with 23 WSOP cashes, millions in tournament winnings and assuredly plenty more from cash game winnings. Dubbed “The Grinder”, Mizrachi’s patient calculating style has earned him such honors as 2006 Cardplayer of the Year, 18 titles and combined tournament winnings of $7.2 million.
Mizrachi’s performance has been nothing less than spectacular this year with four 2010 WSOP cashes prior to the Main Event, one of which was in the highly competitive Poker Players Championship which he won, a victory worth $1,559,046.
All eyes will be on The Grinder this November as he’s expected to put on a clinic for the ESPN cameras.
Joseph Cheong +700
Cheong, originally from Seoul, Korea, now resides in La Mirada, California. He has two WSOP cashes from this year and is sitting with an impressive 23,525,000 in chips. He boasts poker-perfect education with a B.S. in Psychology and a joint B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from UCSD. No stranger to taking down a final table, Cheong won a WSOP Circuit event earlier this year.
John Racener +700
Tied with Cheong for his November Nine betting odds, Racener sits with a slightly smaller stack of 19,050,000. This 24-year-old poker pro from Port Ricjet, Florida has had enormous success on the WSOP circuit with over $500,000 in tournament winnings. He has cashed three times at the 2010 WSOP and is on target to achieve his ultimate poker ambition of winning the WSOP Main Event. Interestingly, his favorite player is the man sitting two seats to his right at the Final Table, Michael Mizrachi.
Matthew Jarvis +900
Primarily an online poker player, 25-year-old Jarvis hails from Surrey, BC, Canada where he attends Business school. He has no prior WSOP cashes and currently sits with 16,700,000 in chips.
Filippo Candio +1000
As the only European among the November Nine, 26-year-old Candio calls Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy his home. With 16,400,000 in chips Candio might not be well known in North America with only one small WSOP cash but he’s highly regarded in his home country where he’s ranked #1 on the tournament money list.
Cuong Nguyen +1600
At 37, Nguyen is the old man of the 2010 November Nine. This resident of Santa Ana, California is the least experienced of the November Nine with this being only the fourth live tournament he’s ever played in and him being the only person who is not a poker pro. Nguyen is in medical supplies sales and comes to the Final Table with 9,650,000.
Jason Sentl +2000
As the long shot of the November Nine, Sentl is also the shortstack with 7,625,000 in chips. This 25-year-old poker pro from Grand Forks, Minnesota is a poker pro and a member of the rock band, “Suburban Hero.”
Pick your favorites and head to the Sports Interaction online sportsbook and place your November Nine bets today.