NOVEMBER NINE 2014 !!! World Series of Poker Running Blog….




We have our first elimination in the November Nine as poker pro Mark Newhouse has been eliminated in 9th place for the second straight year. An amazing feat. He declared before the tournament that he would not finish in 9th again, but he bluffed on the river with pocket 10’s against the pocket Q’s of Will Tonking from New York. The board was ugly with 2, 4, J, 4, J…….Tonking check/called and Newhouse bet into him. On the river Newhouse shoved and Tonking waited a good 20 seconds before calling.


Tonking now sits at 48 million chips, Joort Van Hoof is at 46 million. Sindelar at is 25 million, Larrabe at 21 million, Stephensen at 19 million, Billy Pappas at 16 million, Politano for 12 million and Jacobson at 10 million.

Mark Newhouse is eliminated in 9th place and earns $730,725 dollars.

The November Eight now are nearing their 4th hour of action.


Van Hoof had the amazing ALL-IN bluff on Larrabe right before the dinner break. Now he pushes around the Brazilian Politano. And, now his trying to push around Stephensen who is sitting on Ace/King diamonds. Van Hoof has Queen/5 diamonds.

Van Hoof folds…..It was the first FOUR-BET of the night.


Jacobson goes ALL-IN as bottom stack with pocket 9’s. Politano folds and Sindelar folds. Jacobson now sitting at 11 million and Politano goes to 10 million. Politano is bleeding chips. His range is quite small, if he doesn’t have a pair he doesn’t play, and now the blinds are catching up to him. I expect him to be the next guy to be eliminated


Could see action here as 3rd place Sindelar raises chip leader Will Tonking. Sindelar has Ace/4 and Tonking has pocket Jacks. Flop comes K, 8, 8. Sindelar bets 1.8 mil. Tonking calls. The turn comes 4 of hearts. Tonking checks, Sindelar checks. 10 of diamonds on river. Tonking checks, Sindelar checks. Tonking picks up the 9.3 million dollar pot. He now sits at 54.6 million chips.


Tonking wakes up with pocket 6’s. Jacobson goes ALL-IN with Ace/King 9.97 million. Tonking FOLDS. Hmmmmm. Tonking didn’t want to leak chips even though he has chip lead and had the lead.


Van Hoof with Q/9 spades bets 1.1 million and Larrabe calls with Ace/Jack off. Board comes 8d/Kh/3h. Van Hoof checks, Larrabe bets 1.1 million. Van Hoof folds. Time for a break we are still 8-handed


WSOP Main Event and we are down to our final three. Jorryt Van Hoof is the chip leader and is very good playing with the lead. Felix Stephensen is a true grinder and has ability to come up and bite if you don’t get a good read on him. Martin Jacobson was short stack and now is in the final three. I like Jacobson…..

Van Hoof is at 89 million

Jacobson is at 64 million

Stephensen is at 46 million

Here we go !


Stephensen takes down a pot with Ace/5 after Van Hoof bets 4 million on the river with a 3/5 off. Stephensen had checked to the river. Van Hoof bets into him and Stephensen calls with 4-over cards on the board. Nice call by Stephensen nets him the pot. Players have come out firing. Van Hoof is at 81 million, Jacobson at 69 million and Stephensen at 48 million.


Stephensen goes ALL-IN with pocket Queens after the flop of 7, 8, 9. Jacobson had K/J off and mis-reads Stephensen and bets 6.2 which results in an immediate ALL-IN from Stephensen as he takes it down. Van Hoof at 81 million, Stephensen at 63 million and Jacobson at 50 million.


Jacobson gets pocket ACES. Stephensen gets K/J off. Stephensen gets air on flop. Jacobson bets 4 million on flop and Stephensen calls. A KING comes on the turn and Jacobson bets 10 million, Stephensen calls. A Queen comes on the river, which puts the possibility of a straight and a high two-pair on the board. Jacobson shoves 15 million in pot and Stephensen snap calls. Jacobson’s ACES hold up. Huge hit to Stephensen’s chip stack. Van Hoof is at 88 million, Jacobson at 86 million and Stephensen at 25 million.


Amazing play by Martin Jacobson as he captures the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship. Jacobson was sitting on 7 big blinds and was the short stack at the table some, two hours into final table play, yet emerges with the championship with some stellar play. His calm, consistent approach served him well. Jacobson went ALL-IN 19 times in 144 hands and was rarely called allowing him to claim some much needed pots to help build his chip stack.

A deserving champion

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