2013 November Nine Finalized

July 17, 2013

The ultimate battle for the ultimate poker title in the world is going down on Monday, November 4 and the winner will bag over $8.3 million in prize money alongside the most prestigious trophy in poker, the championship gold bracelet. The $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship in the 44th annual World Series of Poker, an event more commonly known as the Main Event, is now down to the last nine players who will be converging for the “November Nine” event. The players come from five different countries: the United States, France, Canada, Netherlands, and Israel.

The nine are the top contenders from a massive field of 6,352 entrants hailing from 83 different countries. They will meet for the final battle for the WSOP gold bracelet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The winner will walk away with a whopping $8,359,531 while the other eight will share $18,302,535.

The players will resume from level 35 with 42 minutes and 25 seconds remaining. The WSOP television coverage for the Main Event will start from August 6 at 9 p.m. Eastern on ESPN. There will be 2 hours of coverage each Tuesday until the Main Event coverage on the 4th of November.

The November Nine finalists with their seat allocation and chip counts follows.

  1. Sylvain Loosli – 19,600,000

Sylvain is originally from France but now resides in London. The 26 year old business school graduate has a recorded world earning of $3,198. This is his maiden WSOP Main Event.

  1. Michiel Brummelhuis – 11,275,000

Michiel is a 32-year-old poker enthusiast from Netherlands. His career earnings in poker tournaments are more than $670,000. This will be the 4th time that Michiel will be showing at the WSOP Main Event.

  1. Mark Newhouse – 7,350,000

Mark is a 28-year-old poker professional from the United States. He is a veteran, having been in every WSOP Main Event since 2006. His total poker earnings are more than $2,004,277.

  1. Ryan Riess – 25,875,000

Ryan is 23 years in age and resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a business graduate from Michigan State University. His career earnings in poker are more than $309,478.

  1. Amir Lehavot – 29,700,000

Amir is 38 years old and he comes from Israel. He was the WSOP champion in 2011. His total poker earnings are more than $1.5 million.

  1. Marc-Etienne McLaughlin – 26,525,000

Marc-Etienne is a 25-year-old poker player from Canada. This is the fifth consecutive time he will be gracing the WSOP Main Event.

  1. JC Tran – 38,000,000

JC train is a 36-year-old poker professional from Canada. He has won 2 WSOP tournaments. His earnings in poker are more than $8.3 million.

  1. David Benefield – 6,375,000

David is a 27-year-old poker professional and part-time student from New York. He has featured in the WSOP Main Event for 4 times in the past.

  1. Jay Farber – 25,975,000

Jay is a 28-year-old poker professional from the United States. This is the second time he is playing at the WSOP Main Event. His lifetime poker earnings are $2,155.


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