World Series Of Poker Main Event Resumes Today

November 6th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer

It has been months since the World Series of Poker Las Vegas had taken place, but the November Nine have finally reconvened in Vegas to determine who will be the No Limit Hold ’em World Champion.

The $10,000 buy-in tournament began back in July, and 7,319 players came out to engage in what is the biggest live poker tournament in the world. The 7,319 players brought the prize pool to $68,799,059, with the biggest winner earning $8,944,310 for their efforts.

The field brought out every big name in poker, from young hotshots like Tom Dwan to some of poker’s legends, such as Doyle Brunson. While many expected Phil Ivey to take the bracelet this year, the world-class player did not make it to the November Nine.

Jonathan Duhamel, John Dolan, joseph Cheong, John Racener, Matthew Jarvis, Filippo Candio, Michael Mizrachi, Soi Nguyen, and Jason Senti are the November nine.

All eyes are on Michael Mizrachi, who is the favorite at the table, but he holds 7th place in final table. his chip stack of 14,450,000 is reminiscent of Phil Ivey’s stack at the final table last year, but Mizrachi hopes to improve upon Ivey’s record. Like Ivey, Mizrachi is the only true pro at the table this year.

Jonathan Duhamel holds 65,975,000 chips going into the final table, which puts him 20,000,000 chips above his closest competitor. Only two other players have over 20,000,000 chips in the event.

The final table is likely to end in one day, but it could stretch to two. The World Series of Poker, outside of the circuit, will not resume again until next year. Satellites to the Main Event will resume through USA poker rooms in the months prior to the next Series.

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