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2009 WSOP Final Table

2009 WSOP Final Table - The November Nine
by Chad Holloway of

The 2009 World Series of Poker took place at the Rio in Las Vegas between July 3-July 15, 2009. The final nine players, who make up what has been called the "November Nine," will return to the Rio between November 7-10 to play for the championship and the $8,546,435 first-place prize. The second annual November Nine outlasted a field of 6,494 players to guarantee themselves at least $1.2 million; in fact, the full payouts for the final table are:

1st- $8,546,435
2nd- $5,182,601
3rd- $3,479,485
4th- $2,502,787
5th- $1,953,295
6th- $1,587,133
7th- $1,404,002
8th- $1,300,228
9th- $1,263,602

The 2009 November Nine, including seat assignments and chip counts, include:

Seat 1: Darvin Moon (58,930,000)
Seat 2: James Akenhead (6,800,000)
Seat 3: Phil Ivey (9,765,000)
Seat 4: Kevin Schaffel (12,390,000)
Seat 5: Steven Begleiter (29,885,000)
Seat 6: Eric Buchman (34,800,000)
Seat 7: Joseph Cada (13,215,000)
Seat 8: Antoine Saout (9,500,000)
Seat 9: Jeff Shulman (19,580,000)

The final day of play, Day 8, saw eighteen players hit the rail in the quest to determine a final table, including the last woman remaining, Leo Margets, (who was the first elimination of the day) and popular poker star Antonio Esfandiari. Below is a list of those eliminated and the compensation they received for their deep run in the 2009 WSOP Main Event:

27: Leo Margets ($352,832)
26: Jesse Haabak ($352,832)
25: Francois Balmigere ($352,832)
24: Antonio Esfandiari ($352,832)
23: Marco Mattes ($352,832)
22: Warren Zackey ($352,832)
21: Jonathan Tamayo ($352,832)
20: George Caragiorgas ($352,832)
19: Tommy Vedes ($352,832)
18: Andrew Lichtenberger ($500,557)
17: Ian Tavelli ($500,557)
16: Ludovic Lacay ($500,557)
15: Nick Maimone ($633,022)
14: Ben Lamb ($633,022)
13: James Calderaro ($633,022)
12: Billy Kopp ($896,730)
11: Jamie Robbins ($896,730)
10: Jordan Smith ($896,730)


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