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November Ten to November Nine, WSOP 2014, Las Vegas Rio Hotel

From 6,683 players to ten, and then one more out to the November Nine. The 2014 World Series of Poker held another dramatic main event with players from 87 different countries.

I watched the final evening from about 17 players down to nine. Hope you enjoy the pictures. Interviews with all “November Niners” next month.

Making the November Nine, WSOP 2014, Rio Las Vegas

I sat in the audience, a friend on my right, and on my left, Humberto Brenes “The Shark”. A fun, friendly guy who didn’t mind pulling out and lighting-up his shark for a picture. Below him are some festive fans of the Brazilian November Nine Player, Bruno Politano.

Humberto Brenes, The Shark WSOP 2014 Vegas

Festive fans of Bruno Politano, November Nine, WSOP 2014 Vegas

Making the November Nine, WSOP 2014, Las Vegas

Here’s Bruno in two pictures, the second one with me. His fans were the most vocal throughout and kept the evening fun.

Bruno Politano Poker Player, November Nine, WSOP 2014

Brendan Magone with Poker Player in November Nine, Bruno Politano, WSOP 2014

One player on everyone’s mind — Mark Newhouse. Mark made the main event final table last year. To accomplish back-to-back final tables in today’s fields of six to seven thousand players would prove a Herculean feat!

Mark Newhouse, November Nine, WSOP 2014

Mark seemed fairly relaxed, walking around in his flip-flops and baggy clothes, talking to friends on the rail, just sticking to his game. He also kindly stopped to take pictures with media and fans like me.

Brendan Magone with Mark Newhouse, Poker Player and November Nine WSOP 2014, Las Vegas

November Ten into November Nine, WSOP 2014, Rio Las Vegas

As the evening wore on, diehard fans stuck around to watch the action. Finally around 1am the short stack was all-in with 33, with Mark Newhouse making a great call and being a favorite with 44.

Filming the November Nine, WSOP 2014

Mark’s hand held up and Luis Velador finished 10th, creating the new November Nine for 2014.

Meet the November Nine

Pictures and cameras whirred, fans celebrated, and the November Niners all beamed with happiness.

Bruno Politano flying his Brazilian flag after making November Nine WSOP 2014

The chip leader is Jorryt van Hoof from the Netherlands, with a stack of 38,375,000. Here he is below, then in a picture with me.

Chip Leader in November Nine, Jorryt van Hoof, WSOP 2014 Las Vegas

Jorryt van Hoof, Chip Leader for November Nine, with Brendan Magone, Founder of Las Vegas Top Picks; WSOP 2014

Mark Newhouse also made it! Back-to-back final tables. Kara Scott interviews him below.

Kara Scott Interviewing Mark Newhouse, Back to Back Final Tables, WSOP 2014

I plan to interview every one of the November Nine during August & September, and learn how this new accomplishment is affecting their lives, plus get poker tips.

Brendan Magone with Poker Player & November Niner Daniel Sindelar, WSOP 2014

Martin Jacobson, Poker Player in November Nine, WSOP 2014, with Brendan Magone, Founder & Lead Writer for Las Vegas Top Picks

2014 November Nine, WSOP Main Event, Las Vegas

 

 

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