Fernando Pons 50/1 To Win TitlePublished on July 24th, 2016 1:56 am EST
Nine players - Cliff Josephy, Qui Nguyen, Gordon Vayo, Kenny Hallaert, Michael Ruane, Vojtech Ruzicka, Griffin Benger, Jerry Wong and Fernando Pons - will be battling to become part of poker history in late October/early November when the World Series of Poker main event final table gets underway.
All nine players are guaranteed a million dollars for making it to the final table, but all nine players have their eyes set on the grand prize - a payday of $8 million and the coveted World Series of Poker main event bracelet.
Cliff Josephy, who already has two World Series of Poker bracelets under his belt, will be taking the chip lead to the final table in late October. Josephy will enter the final table with 74.6 million in chips, roughly 6.7 million ahead of the next closest player, Qui Nguyen.
Given Josephy's experience (in addition to his two WSOP bracelets, Josephy is also a very accomplished online tournament player) and chip lead, it should come as no surprise that bookmakers have him installed as the favorite to win in November. According to the latest odds from Ladbrokes, Josephy currently has a 12/5 chance of winning in November.
Qui Nguyen, who is currently second in chips with 67.925 million, is listed at 4/1 to win, while Gordon Vayo (49.375 million in chips) is listed at 5/1.
Here is the full set of odds for the "November Nine", courtesy of Ladbrokes.com:
Cliff Josephy, 12/5
Qui Nguyen, 4/1
Gordon Vayo, 5/1
Kenny Hallaert, 5/1
Griffin Benger, 10/1
Michael Ruane, 9/1
Vojtech Ruzicka, 10/1
Danny Wong, 33/1
Fernando Pons, 50/1
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker