The 2009 WSOP Main Event attracted not less than 6494 players (who paid $10,000 buy-in each), of all these participants, only 9 players "The November Nine" still have the chance to win some serious cash on the final table in November. One of these 9 players is no one less than Phil Ivey from team PokerStars.
Phil Ivey is one of the 9 players who will play the WSOP 2009 main event final table in November later this year. He brings a quite small stack with him to the final table, but he's for sure the best of the remaining players. And who knows? Maybe he can manage to double up his stack 1 or 2 times and have a good chance of winning the tournament? Many people would probably agree with me when I say that it's an incredible achievement by Phil Ivey to have made it this deep into the tournament. No doubt about that! But if he could manage to take down the whole tournament as well, he will write history as he would become the first poker pro to take home the main event since 2001, when Carlos Mortensen won it. And if Phil Ivey takes home the main event he would get his 8 WSOP bracelet and he would have $19 million in total tournament winnings.
Here are the 9 players "The November Nine" that will play the final table.
Seat 1: Darvin Moon - 58 930 000
Seat 2: James Akenhead - 6 800 000
Seat 3: Phil Ivey - 9 765 000
Seat 4: Kevin Schaffel - 12 390 000
Seat 5: Steven Begleiter - 29 885 000
Seat 6: Eric Buchman - 34 800 000
Seat 7: Joe Cada - 13 215 000
Seat 8: Antoine Saout - 9 500 000
Seat 9: Jeff Shulman - 19 580 000