Update on November Nine Players O’Dea and Collins

October 27, 2011

If you are wondering what November Nine contenders do to kill time or prepare for the WSOP Main Event Final Table, Eoghan O’Dea will be in Ireland for the Irish Winter Festival sponsored by Paddy Power Poker. O’Dea, who took time off from poker to complete a triathlon in September and play tennis, will be at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, Ireland to compete in the Irish Winter Festival which starts tomorrow before jetting to Las Vegas to finish off the WSOP the following week where he could win up to $8.7 million if he were to win first place. Prior to this, he has been brushing up on his poker at the EPT London. He will start the final table with nearly 34 million chips, the third most chips, in Seat 3.

Twenty-seven-year-old Phil Collins, who will sit down in Seat 4 and has the fourth biggest chip stack with nearly 24 million (almost 10 million less than O’Dea). Like O’Dea, Collins has also been busy competing in European tournaments to prepare for the final table, including EPT London, WSOPE, and EPT San Remo, though he hasn’t had any results worth noting. He says this has provided him with some great experience. He’s also been re-watching the coverage from ESPN and plans on discussing his game plan with friends before the final table. He also says he has an understanding of how his opponents play and that will help him.


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