Soon it´s time for the final table in the 2009 WSOP that takes place at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas between November 7-10. We want to give you a preview and let you know the nine players at the final table, also called the “November Nine”. Here they are:
Darvin Moon is the chip leader of the WSOP 2009 final table. He is 45 years old and he is from Oakland, Maryland. He has no experience of World Series of Poker and learned to play poker with his friends back home. He won a satellite to enter the tournament.
Phil Ivey is the most famous poker player at the table. He is a real poker professional and have seven WSOP bracelets but has never been at the final table at the Main Event. In 2003 he was close, but ended up in 10th place. He is 33 years old and is from USA.
Joseph Cada is only 21 years old and is the youngest player at this table. He is from Michigan and has already player 15 WSOP events and have winnings over $500,000. This young man can be dangerous at this tables aswell.
Kevin Schaffel is from Florida and is 51 years old. He have been playing poker since he was 11 and also loves to play golf. Favorite music is country and favorite movie is Pulp Fiction.
Eric Buchman is second in chips at this final table and he is from Valley Stream, New York and is 28 years old. This is his second final table in WSOP this year, he finished 6th in the Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or better Event.
Steven Begleiter is from Chappaqua, New York and is 47 years old. He is married and has 3 children and when he is not playing poker he is coaching his kids sports team. He played in the WSOP 2008 but didn´t make it this far in the tournament.
Jeff Shulman is 34 years old and lives in Las Vegas. He is the editor for the famous magazine Card Player magazine. He has been at the WSOP final table before, in 2000 and he finished at 7th place. Has over $1 million in poker winnings.
Antoine Saout id from France and made his way to the tournament by a satellite winning. He is 25 years old and lives in Saint Martin des Champs.
James Akenhead is from London, England and is 26 years old. He is a poker professional and finished 2nd in an 2008 WSOP event, and won $520,000.
This is the “November nine” that will be sitting at the WSOP final table November 7-10. Here comes the chip count in order:
1. Darvin Moon 58,930,000
2. Eric Buchman 34,800,000
3. Steven Begleiter 29,885,000
4. Jeff Shulman 19,580,000
5. Joseph Cada 13,215,000
6. Kevin Schaffel 12,390,000
7. Phil Ivey 9,765,000
8. Antoine Saout 9,500,000
9. James Akenhead 6,800,000