The World Series of Poker Table Set To Begin on November 6thPublished on November 3rd, 2010 8:55 pm EST
After a multi-month delay, the World Series of Poker main event is finally set to resume later this week.
It was about 3 1/2 months ago when Matthew Jarvis eliminated Brandon Steven in 10th place to pop the excruciatingly long (5 1/2 hours) final table bubble.
When the dust had finally settled, Jonathan Duhamel was the chip leader of the main event heading into November's final table.
Here are the chip counts of the 2010 November Nine heading into the final table that begins later this week:
Jonathan Duhamel - 65,975,000
John Dolan - 46,250,000
Joseph Cheong - 23,525,000
John Racener - 19,050,000
Matthew Jarvis - 16,700,000
Filippo Candio - 16,400,000
Michael Mizrachi - 14,450,000
Soi Nguyen - 9,650,000
Jason Senti - 7,625,000
The 2010 November Nine have prepared for the main event in different ways.
Some have hit the tournament circuit with a vengeance, looking to sharpen their games in advance of the final table.
Some have taken time off from poker altogether, anxious to recharge their minds and spirits before the grueling final table.
The nine participants of the 2010 World Series of Poker main event final table have spent the last 3 1/2 months in different ways, but all are now in the midst of returning to Las Vegas for the final table which gets underway at 12 pm on November 6th.
I've set up a special page that tracks all of the latest Twitter updates from the "November Nine" participants that have active Twitter accounts. You can check out that page here.
As mentioned, the final table gets underway at 12 pm local time on November 6th.
When the tournament is down to the final two players, action will be paused once again, with the heads up battle starting at 8 pm on November 8th. Shortly after that, the 2010 World Series of Poker main event champion will be crowned, with that lucky player taking home nearly $9 million ($8,944,310) and the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.
As always, Bodog has betting odds up for the main event. Here is a breakdown of the betting odds as of this moment (odds to win the bracelet):
Jonathan Duhamel - 5/2
John Dolan - 15/4
Joseph Cheong - 13/2
John Racener - 13/2
Matthew Jarvis - 10/1
Filippo Candio - 11/1
Michael Mizrachi - 6/1
Soi Nguyen - 16/1
Jason Senti - 18/1
I believe that the blinds are 200,000/400,000 with 50,000 antes when action resumes, which means that names such as Nguyen and Senti will need to make moves early on in order to remain competitive.
As of right now, nine of the original 7,319 entrants in the 2010 World Series of Poker are still alive.
By the end of this week, the main event winner will be crowned.
Who will end up winning poker's biggest tournament?
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