WSOP 2010 Final Table Kicks Off Tomorrow

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2010. November 05. |
The day every poker player have waited for since July is now finally here. The World Series of Poker Final Table starts tomorrow at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. The 9 finalist players will battle for the amazing $8,944,138 main prize, which one them will win on November 9.
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2010 November Niners

The identity of this year's November Niners is known since this July and you might read about them a lot as poker press was buzzing about them in July, but if you are still not familiar with the players, here are some interesting facts, courtesy of WSOP.com:

Jason Senti

  • Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $17,987
  • Before becoming a professional poker player Jason was an Electrical/Software engineer.
  • He is in a rock band called "Suburban Hero".
  • He is married

Joseph (Sanghyon) Cheong


  • Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $51,954
  • He has a B.S. in Psychology and a Joint B.A. degree in Math and Economics from UCSD.
  • He won a WSOP Circuit event at Harrahs Rincon.
  • He moved to the U.S. when he was 6 years old.

John Dolan

  • Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $108,673
  • He is a professional poker player.
  • Learned how to play poker with friends
  • His poker ambition is to win enough money that he only has to play when he wants to.

Jonathan Duhamel

  • Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $43,000
  • Went to college to pursue a finance career before starting his life as a professional poker player
  • Learned how to play poker with friends
  • Enjoys playing hockey
  • Bought-in to the 2010 Main Event

Michael (The Grinder) Mizrachi

  • Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $2,594,585
  • Just started playing tournaments in 2004
  • Has a fraternal twin, Eric
  • Won the 2010 WSOP $50,000 buy-in Players Championship
  • Nickname "The Grinder"
  • Started playing poker at the age of 13
  • Michael Mizrachi was 2006 Cardplayer of the Year. He holds 18 titles, including 2 World Poker Tour titles and has won $7.2 million in his career to date.

Matthew Jarvis

  • Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $4,270
  • He learned to play poker with his friends and by reading various books.
  • He is a Post-Secondary Business student.

John Racener


  • Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $762,846
  • His favorite poker player is the Grinder and his favorite poker game is HORSE.
  • His poker ambition is to win the Main Event so that he is financially set.
  • He has a great supporting background with his mom, dad, sister, and friends.
  • Immediately successful upon turning 21 in live tournaments.
  • Self taught player
  • On his 21st birthday he got 3rd in his 1st live event in Atlantic City.
  • He has over $1.5 million in live tournament winnings.
  • Nicknames: Jmoney, Spikey.

Filippo Candio

  • Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $3,460
  • Filippo has a passion for business and has launched his own line of poker-themed clothing.
  • He is in 1st place in the Top 30 of money list in Italy.

Soi (Soi (Cuong)) Nguyen

  • Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $0
  • The 2010 Main Event is Cuong's 4th time playing a live tournament.
  • He learned to play poker with friends.
  • Currently works in the medical supply business.
  • Favorite poker player is Phil Ivey.

The prizes for the 9 places at the final table are the following:

1st place – $8,944,138
2nd place – $5,545,855
3rd place – $4,129,979
4th place – $3,092,497
5th place – $2,442,960
6th place – $1,772,939
7th place – $1,356,708
8th place – $1,045,738
9th place – $811,823


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