Thursday, 16 July 2009
27 players returned for Day 8 of the Main Event and after 11 hours of play we had our November Nine...
The big news for the Brits is that James Akenhead is one of those nine. The Londoner could have been forgiven for thinking that it wasn’t going to be his day after running his pocket kings into pocket aces early in the proceedings. He managed to grind his way back though and found some big hands when he needed them to finish the day in 9th. The former train driver may be the short stack on the final table but he’s guaranteed a payday of $1.2m.Seven-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey will join him at the final table. "You have no idea, I can taste it now," a confident Ivey said. "I'm here and today was a very tough day for me. I lost a lot of tough hands early and I grinded back — now I'm right in the hunt."Jeff Shulman is the other big name player to make the November Nine. They’ll all have their work cut out trying to catch chip leader Darvin Moon though. The logger from Maryland has a chip lead of 24 million over his nearest rival Eric Buchman. The other members of the November Nine are Steve Begleiter, Joseph Cada, Kevin Schaffel and Frenchman Antoine Saout.Spare a thought for final table bubble boy Jordan Smith who busted out after his pocket aces ran into Darvin Moon’s set of eights. The $896,730 offered some consolation at least.The final table seat positions and stacks are as follows:Seat 1: Darvin Moon - 58,930,000Seat 2: James Akenhead - 6,800,000Seat 3: Phil Ivey - 9,765,000Seat 4: Kevin Schaffel - 12,390,000Seat 5: Steven Begleiter - 29,885,000Seat 6: Eric Buchman - 34,800,000Seat 7: Joe Cada - 13,215,000Seat 8: Antoine Saout - 9,500,000Seat 9: Jeff Shulman - 19,580,000
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