Seat 5: Andoni Larrabe

Monday, 10 November 2014

Seat 5: Andoni Larrabe

NN Larrabe

Age: 22
From: Spain
Pre 2014 Main-Event Career Earnings: $341,266
Chips: 22,550,000 (4/9)

Spaniard Andoni Larrabe may be the table's youngest player at 22, but his youth does not equal inexperience. On the contrary, his career earnings are on par with or even surpass a few fellow November Niners who are almost a decade his senior. Larrabe's big break first came in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure's $5,000 side event, in which he defeated Justin Bonomo heads up to take the trophy and $218,710.

His journey to the final table wasn't a smooth one – indeed, it looked for a while as if he was circling the drain as the short stack in the final 10. Fortunately, he found a good time to wake up to Aces, doubling up through eventual November Nine bubble boy Luis Velador, and now sits comfortably 4th in chips. Although his previous achievements suggest he definitely knows what he's doing, Larrabe has swerved the media the most out of the nine, making him something of an unknown quantity – but definitely one to keep an eye on.

Tags: WSOP, World Series of Poker, November Nine, Andoni Larrabe