2009 WSOP November Nine

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  1. NYJuggalo45

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    2009 WSOP November Nine

    The 2009 WSOP Main Event is down to 9 players. Included in that group is:

    A guy (Darvin Moon) who amazingly is not sponsored by 1 of the 5 million poker sites out there. Guy paid his way to the World Series and isn't wearing a single logo. Considering he is the chip leader, gotta think between now and November, one of the major sites (PStars or Full Tilt) would sign this guy up. But wouldn't it be cool if a guy without a sponsor outlasts 6400 other people, 5000 of which probably were sponsored in one way or another, outlasts them all and wins the tournament.

    A guy (Jeff Schulman) who is the editor for Card Player magazine. The interesting story behind him is that for years, Card Player had the exclusive rights to covering the WSOP...until ESPN came along. And (even though he denies it) due to that, Schulman is denouncing the most coveted prize in poker, the WSOP Main Even bracelet. He has gone on record as saying if he wins, he is throwing the bracelet in the garbage and never playing poker again (defending his title) at Harrahs or the Rio. Has there ever been a guy that would be more hated in poker? He would make Phil Hellmuth look like an altar boy.

    And finally, the best player in the world bar none, Phil Ivey. He is the only "pro" left at the final table, and while he has never won the main event, the guy is the tits. Ask anyone who plays or follows poker and they will tell you, Ivey is the best player in the world. Thing is, he plays in the "big game" at the Bellagio daily, a game with 100k/200k blinds inwhich on any given day, a player will win or lose upwards of $5 million. He walks away up almost daily. So playing an 8 day marathon tournament, waiting 4 month, then playing a marathon 20hr 1 day session to win the 8.5 million 1st place prize is almost boring and a waste of time to Ivey. But for some reason, he came to this WSOP with a goal to play in every event, dominate, and win the big one. So far this year, he has 2 tourney wins, has cashed in over 60% of the tournaments he's entered, and is by far the best, most experience, and most feared player left in the tournament. And the fact that every pro player will be pulling for him and more importantly, helping him over the next 4 months with whatever knowledge they have from playing with the other 8 guys, has to to give him a huge edge. Could this be the year a pro wins the big one?

    Anyone else been following and really excited to see this air on TV?
     
  2. jms493

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    go Phil!! He is a cool cat! That tournament is ridiculous. I wonder how many pre flop all ins they all won combined??
     

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