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November Nine - Final Table at 2008 WSOP

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Final Table 2008 WSOPThey call them the “November Nine“, the 9 final table participants at the 2008 WSOP. These are the last nine players remaining out of 6,844 runners at the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. These nine players will take a break for almost 4 months before they reconvene in Vegas for the final table at the 2008 World Series of Poker.

Remaining players in the 2008 WSOP

On Monday, July 14th, there were 27 players all competing for the final table at the 2008 WSOP. At the end of the day, only 9 made it. Here are the nine players at the final table of the 2008 WSOP with respective chip counts, seat assignments, hometown, and profession, courtesy of Cardplayer:

  • 1: Dennis Phillips - 26,295,000 (St, Louis, Missouri) — Account Manager
  • 2: Craig Marquis - 10,210,000 (Arlington, Texas) — College Student
  • 3: Ylon Schwartz — 12,525,000 (Brooklyn, NY) — Professional Poker Player
  • 4: Scott Montgomery - 19,690,000 (Perth, Ontario) — Professional Poker Player
  • 5: Darus Suharto — 12,520,000 (Toronto, Ontario) — Accountant
  • 6: David “Chino” Rheem — 10,230,000 (Los Angeles, California) — Professional Poker Player
  • 7: Ivan Demidov - 24,400,000 (Moscow, Russia) — Professional Poker Player
  • 8: Kelly Kim — 2,620,000 (Whittier, California) — Professional Poker Player
  • 9: Peter Eastgate - 18,375,000 (Odense, Denmark) — Poker Professional Player

What is interesting to note is that none of the big name poker pros are present at this final table. No Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Daniel Negreanu, or the “mouth” Mike Matusow. Nine virtually unknowns, at least to the general poker community, will compete for their piece of WSOP history and a chance to place their name next to the likes of the legendary poker pros mentioned above.

Update 11/10/08: The Final Two players left at the 2008 WSOP 

Final Table Payouts at the 2008 WSOP

No matter what happens at the Main Event in November, one thing is for certain, and that is that none of these players will walk away from the final table with less than $900,000 in prize money. Here are the final table payouts:

Final-Table Payouts:

1st: $9,119,338
2nd: $5,790,024
3rd: $4,503,352
4th: $3,763,516
5th: $3,088,013
6th: $2,412,510
7th: $1,769,177
8th: $1,286,672
9th: $900,670

Final Table Broadcast of the 2008 World Series of Poker on ESPN

When will the final table air on TV?

ESPN will broadcast the final table at the 2008 WSOP on November 10th and 11th shortly after play ends on the respective nights. The final heads up match will air from 9 - 11pm EST on November 11th. Mark that date down in your calendar now!

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2008 Main Event Television Schedule - ESPN

ESPN will broadcast the other main poker events at the WSOP starting on July 22, 2008. The slogan for this year’s events are “Tuesday Night is Poker Night on ESPN“. Every Tuesday night starting on July 22nd, ESPN will air a new episode of the WSOP from 2008. Tune in from 8 - 10 PM EST each Tuesday until September 2nd.

Starting on September 2nd, ESPN will start broadcasting the $10,000 No-Limit Main Event.

Tuesday’s on ESPN:

July 228-10 p.m. ET$10,000 pot-limit hold’em world championship
July 298-10 p.m. ET$1,500 no-limit hold’em
Aug. 58-10 p.m. ET$1,500 pot-limit hold’em/$5,000 mixed hold’em
Aug. 128-10 p.m. ET$1,000 no-limit hold’em with rebuys
Aug. 198-10 p.m. ET$50,000 H.O.R.S.E. world championship
Aug. 268-10 p.m. ET$10,000 pot-limit Omaha world championship
Sept. 28-10 p.m. ET$10,000 no-limit hold’em main event
Sept. 99-11 p.m. ET$10,000 no-limit hold’em main event
Sept. 169-11 p.m. ET$10,000 no-limit hold’em main event
Sept. 239-11 p.m. ET$10,000 no-limit hold’em main event
Sept. 309-11 p.m. ET$10,000 no-limit hold’em main event
Oct. 79-11 p.m. ET$10,000 no-limit hold’em main event
Oct. 149-11 p.m. ET$10,000 no-limit hold’em main event
Oct. 219-11 p.m. ET$10,000 no-limit hold’em main event
Oct. 289-11 p.m. ET$10,000 no-limit hold’em main event
Nov. 48-10 p.m. ETMain event final-table preview show
Nov. 119-11 p.m. ET$10,000 no-limit hold’em main event final table


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PokerStars Players among the November Nine

Of the 9 players at the final table, six of them are PokerStars players. We mentioned earlier that PokerStars qualified nearly one-third of the players at this year’s WSOP, so it is only fitting that they have a majority of players at the final table. The six PokerStars players at the final table are:

Dennis Phillips

Ivan Demidov

Peter Eastgate

Ylon Schwartz

Darus Suharto

David “Chino” Rheem

Odds on Who will Win the 2008 WSOP Main Event

According to our friends over at Wicked Chops Poker, here are the latest odds on who will in this year’s WSOP.

Dennis Phillips - 3/1
Scott Montgomery - 4/1
David “Chino” Rheem is at 15/2
Kelly Kim - 25/1

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