WSOP Final Table: These Players Will Be in the November Nine
Six Predictions for WSOP Final Table Participants
The Main Event at the World Series of Poker is about to whittle down to its most exclusive group: The November Nine. There are just 22 players left and just one day to knock that group down to nine. That fateful day will be at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas at 3 p.m. EST. The broadcast will begin on ESPN3 and at 8 p.m. EST before giving way to ESPN for a few hours of coverage.
In case you can't catch the coverage—don't worry. I'm about to tell you six players who will make up the November Nine.
Ben Lamb (14.6 million):
The 26-year-old Lamb is having one hell of a tournament. He already has a bracelet, and a second place finish. His performance has vaulted him into the lead of the Player of the Year race over Phil Hellmuth. He is almost seven million chips behind the current leader, but with the way Lamb is rolling, it would be foolish to pick anyone over him.
Anton Makiievskyi (21.0 million in chips):
Speaking of the current chip leader meet 21-year-old, Anton Makiievskyii. If the Ukranian Makiievskyii does go onto win he will be the youngest champ in Main Event history.
It will be interesting to see if he can keep his nerve as the stakes raise. Having over two million more chips than the next closest player should help.
Eoghan O'Dea (19.0 million):
Speaking of the next closest player we have Eoghan O'Dea. O'Dea is looking to become a second generation final table member. His father made two WSOP main event final tables during his career.
Phil Collins (13.8 million):
Collins can feel this one coming in the air tonight. Oh wait, wrong Phil Collins. This Phil Collins is a superior poker player. Spending his past few years earning more than $3 million in online poker. With that avenue all but vanquished he is dominating in the real world.
John Hewitt (13.2 million):
John Hewitt is more experienced at online poker than the real deal. However, he is coming into his own here, and this 23-year-old is going to be tough to beat.
Matt Giannetti (8.9 million):
This Las Vegas pro has extensive experience in tournaments and cash games, and both online and live. This is his first ever six-figure cash in live tournament play. But this 26-year-old has the chops to push that to a seven-figure cash.
With the Main Event underway, tune to Bleacher Report's Poker Page to stay updated on everything happening at the 2011 WSOP.
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