Over 6,500 hopeful poker players made the $10,000 buy-in to earn a spot in the 2012 WSOP Main Event—all with their sights set on making it to the November Nine.
So what if the November Nine takes place in October this year? You just can't ditch the catchy name because of that small detail.
UPDATE: Tuesday, July 17 at 3:52 p.m. ET by Richard Langford
The final nine are set, and now these nine have to bide their time until October 28th, when the action resumes. That would be an anticipation-filled wait—especially for Jesse Sylvia who has a commanding lead with almost 15 million more chips than second place Andras Koroknai.
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Of those 6,500-plus players, only 666 will do anything but lose their money. Places 559-666 receive $19,227. That pay scale keeps on escalating to the point where the ultimate winner of this coveted bracelet will earn just over $8.5 million.
The final day of competition before determining the November Nine began on Monday, and they will keep playing until the final table is set. That final table will begin on October 28th.
Montreal’s Marc Ladouceur entered this final day of preliminary play with the most chips at 15.875 million. He was just one of three players to be over the 10 million chip mark. At this point, it would take a total collapse for him not to make the final nine.
The Main Event is the 61st and final scheduled event for the 2012 WSOP. You can check out updated results and payouts for all events on the official WSOP website.
Top 30 Main Event Payouts
This list will be updated as the results come in.
10. Gaelle Baumann
11. Elisabeth Hille, $590,442
12. Scott Abrams, $590,442
13. Marc-Andre Ladouceur, $465,159
14. Danny Wong, $465,159
15. Wilfried Harig, $465,159
16. Percy Mahatan, $369,026
17. Robert Buckenmayer, $369,026
18. David Balkin, $369,026
19. Jamie Robbins, $294601
20. Paul Volpe, $294,601
21. Robert Corcicone, $294,601
22. Cylus Watson, $294,601
23. Yuval Bronshtein, $294,601
24. Daniel Strelitz, $294,601
25. Roland Israelashvili, $294,601
26. Jan Heitmann, $294,601
27. Nicco Maag, $294,601
28. Erik Hellman, $236,921
29. Jordan Batt, $236,921
30. Niels van Alphen, $236,921