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November Nine Begin Final Preparations For WSOP Main Event Finale

The World Series of Poker is king in Las Vegas from early May until July. The main event is always the big draw at the WSOP, and this year was the second largest field ever at the tournament. The winner is guaranteed to take home $8 million, with all of the final table participants gaining big paydays.

Over the past few months, the attention has died down surrounding the main event. That has started to change, with the Rio promoting the return of the November Nine, which will happen in just a few short weeks. In the meantime, the participants have spent the past few months perfecting the skills they hope will bring them a main event gold bracelet.

Martin Stasko will either be the most pressurized player at the table, or the most confident, when play resumes.Stasko will be returning to a final table as the chip leader. The thirty-five year old poker pro is hoping to continue the fine play he showed before the tournament broke in July. Stasko is considered by many to be the best player at the final table.

A large portion of the world is represented at the final table. In addition to Stasko, Pius Heinz from Germany, Sam Holden of the UK, Anton Makiievskyi from the Ukraine, Eoghan O'Day of Ireland, and Badih Bounahra from Belize all will try to win gold bracelets representing their respective countries.

The US also has its share of players that can take home the title. Ben Lamb was a fan favorite when he made his way through the early stages of the tournament. Lamb is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The other two players will possibly have the largest cheering sections when play resumes, both calling Las Vegas home. Matt Giannetti and Phil Collins (no relation to the singer) will be attempting to keep the WSOP main event championship in Sin City.

Play begins again at the Rio on November 6th, and will continue until a champion is crowned. The tournament is scheduled to end on November 8th. ESPN will be airing the final table footage once the event comes to an end. The final table will also be streamed live on the Internet, with a slight delay to ensure the integrity of the tournament.

October 24, 2011
Posted By Tom Jones
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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