Nov 12, 2014 |

How and Why Felix Stephensen was Eliminated in 2nd Place

  Felix Stephensen started the final table second in chips and ended up finishing the final table in second place as well after falling just short in a heads-up match against Martin Jacobson. Stephensen made his presence felt early on in the final table when he pulled off a bluff against Billy Pappas. With blinds of 200,000/400,000 and […]

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Nov 12, 2014 |

How and Why Jorryt van Hoof was Eliminated in 3rd Place

The chip leader at the start of the World Series of Poker Main Event final table has had mixed results in recent history, with Jonathan Duhamel being the only player to come in with the chip lead and take home a bracelet. Jorryt van Hoof was unable to join the French Canadian in that elusive club as […]

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Nov 11, 2014 |

How and Why Will Tonking Was Eliminated in 4th Place

William Tonking was eliminated from the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event in fourth place (Drew Amato Photo) William Tonking was the last American player remaining at the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table, but with his fourth place finish, the Main Event bracelet is guaranteed to be heading across the Atlantic […]

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Nov 11, 2014 |

How and Why Billy Pappas was Eliminated in 5th Place

The foosball world lost its chance at a poker world championship with the elimination of Billy Pappas in fifth place. Pappas was the only true amateur at the table when the day began and held his own against the rest of the pros at the table. Early on, it looked as if the pros were going to run […]

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Nov 11, 2014 |

How and Why Andoni Larrabe was Eliminated in 6th Place

Another foreign born player was eliminated from the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event as Andoni Larrabe was eliminated in sixth place. The Spaniard started the day in the middle of the pack and came out of the gates firing. With blinds of 200,000/400,000 and a 50,000 ante, Bruno Politano raised to 900,000 with 87 and was […]

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Nov 11, 2014 |

How and Why Dan Sindelar was Eliminated in 7th Place

It didn’t take long after Bruno Politano‘s eighth place finish, for Dan Sindelar to be eliminated in seventh place. The Nebraska native and Las Vegas cash game pro was the first player to win seven figures as he takes home $1,235,862 for a seventh place finish. Sindelar started the day in the middle of the pack with just […]

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Nov 11, 2014 |

How and Why Bruno Politano was Eliminated in 8th Place

The Penn and Teller Theater got a lot quieter as Bruno Politano and his rowdy rail heads to the exits and is eliminated in eighth place at the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. The lone Brazilian at the final table started the final table as the short stack and was able to climb the […]

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Nov 11, 2014 |

How and Why Mark Newhouse was Eliminated in 9th Place

Mark Newhouse made poker history by becoming the first player to make back-to-back World Series of Poker Main Event final tables in the November Nine era, but his second appearance ended the exact same way his first did. With a ninth place finish. Newhouse came to the final table third in chips and started the […]

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Nov 10, 2014 |

Jorryt van Hoof Extends Chiplead, Short Stacks Gain Ground

After an extended break the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event resumed on Monday in the Penn & Teller Theater inside the Rio. A packed house welcomed the nine returning players and 2013 WSOP champ Ryan Riess was on-hand to give the ceremonial “Shuffle Up and Deal.” Play was halted in July during with […]

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