November Nine to meet again in February

Posted by Dan in Poker News on January 22, 2011

Eight of the most recent World Series Of Poker (WSOP) “November Nine” Final Table will all meet and play against each other and their victor, Jonathan Duhamel, at the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge that begins on February 4th.

The 19th edition of the Mega Stack Challenge, held at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, is to include a new event that will pit the world champion Jonathan Duhamel and the 2010 “November Nine” against qualifiers in a special three-table tournament.

“This will be a legendary reunion watched by the entire poker community … Not only will the November Nine meet at Foxwoods to resurrect memories of their last game, the players will also test their skills against the casino’s strongest poker players,” enthused organiser Bernard Lee in a press release.

Duhamel became the first Canadian WSOP Main Event bracelet winner last November, beating Jonathan Racener in the heads-up battle to take home almost nine million dollars. Michael Mizrachi, an undisputed success story in the poker world, especially during the WSOP of 2010 in which he won the $50,000 Players’ Championship and was chip leader during the latter stages of the Main Event before reaching the final table with a smallish stack of 14,450,000 chips and finishing in fifth place. Between the 5.5 million-dollar prize that Racedner took home, to the 811,000 bonus to 9th-place finisher Soi Nguyen, came Joseph Cheong, Filippo Candio, Mizrachi, John Dolan, Jason Senti and Matthew Jarvis, in descending order.

The XIX Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge begins on 4th February 2011. The Challenge consists of a series of six events with an accumulated $400,000 in guaranteed prize money. The $1,200 buy-in No Limit Texas Holdem Poker tournament has a guaranteed $150,000 prize bucket. The series includes a more-modest priced $75,000 Guaranteed tournament with a $300 buy-in; from 10,000-chip stacks, levels will only last half an hour – survivors of the two starting days on February 7th 8th will play out on February 9th. Single-table satellites to each tournament are also available and start at an affordable $75.

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