Favorite Jorryt van Hoof will go in to the WSOP Final Table finale as chip frontrunner tonight, as three players battle for a $10 million prize that is first.
The World group of Poker last table is down to three players, with Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof finishing yesterday's play as he began, with the chip lead and bossing the table around.
And despite Phil Hellmuth's once disparaging remark about 'Northern European idiots,' three players hailing through the upper part of that very landmass that is continental bagged by themselves gold, silver and bronze in this race, with the final great American hope, Will Tonking from New Jersey, bowing away gracefully in fourth.
Joining van Hoof tonight to play for the biggest title in poker are going to be Sweden's Martin Jacobson, who has 64.75 million in chips, and Norway's Felix Stephensen, with 46.1 million. Van Hoof, meanwhile, has a by-no-means insurmountable chip lead of 89.6 million. Tonight, the players will compete for a prize that is top of10 million as well as the title of World Champion.
November Nine play started out cagily, you a house or two as you might expect for a tournament with millions of dollars at stake in which some of the pay jumps could buy. In fact, it took 12 hours to whittle nine down to three. Initial elimination, when it came, was extraordinary, in so it had been Mark Newhouse, the guy who finished ninth year that is last. Some