WSOP Final Spots Decided

Published July 17, 2014 by Lee R

WSOP Final Spots Decided

Newer countries and a return finisher highlight the field.

Well, the field is set: a seven day poker marathon stretched out over a week and a half has whittled the 2014 World Series of Poker down to its final November Nine.

Fall Championship Spots Decided

When the chase continues in the fall, Jorryt van Hoof of the Netherlands will be in pole position with the overall chip lead as just the second Dutchman ever to sit at a WSOP Main Event final table.

Joining him at the table will be Mark Newhouse, the first player to return for a second consecutive final in over a decade. At third position behind van Hoof and Norway's Felix Stephenson, Newhouse will find himself in a much stronger position than last year, when he entered short on chips.

Instead of trailing the table like last year, in 2014 Newhouse will be followed by the three Americans Dan Sindelar, William Pappaconstantinou, and William Tonking; then Sweden's Martin Jacobsen. Last but not least in the front nine will be Bruno Politano, the first Brazilian to ever reach a SOP final table.

The Last Repeat Performer

The last player before Newhouse to appear at two consecutive WSOP final tables was Dan Harrington, who made two consecutive WSOP Main Event final tables, finishing 3rd out of 839 in 2003 and fourth out of 2576 in 2004.

Many More Competitors Now

Though he placed lower last year, Newhouse is actually wading through a much deeper pool, beating out a field of 6,352 for a spot at the final table last year and beating out a field of 6,683 this year for a cumulative total of 13,017 players, about 4 times more than Harrington had to best in his two runs to the finals.

See also

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