WSOP November Nine decided
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
The final table for the 2013 edition of the WSOP main event is now set following seven days of action inside the Rio.
Having whittled down the field from 6,343 to just nine, the tournament will now take a few months off before resuming the fight for poker’s most coveted title on November 4.
Today’s final session before the extended break saw 27 runners take to the felt but as the field thinned and the likes of Steve Gee, Rep Porter and Yevgeniy Timoshenko hit the rail, it was JC Tran who thrived.
Leading the final nine with more than 30 million chips, the veteran pro will be one of the favourites for the title when the WSOP main event returns.
Indeed, Tran is just one recognisable face in the November Nine as joining him will be online legend David ‘Raptor’ Benefield.
Today’s action was finally brought to a conclusion when Carlos Mortensen hit the rail in tenth place. The veteran gradually lost his footing throughout the session and eventually committed his chips with Ac 9h on a Tc 6c 3s 9c board. JC Tran made the quick call with 8c 7s and after the 2d on the river failed to improve Mortensen’s hand the day brought to a close as the Spaniard headed to the cashiers’ desk to collect $573,204.
WSOP 2013 main event final table chip standings:
1 JC Tran 38,000,000
2 Amir Lehavot 29,700,000
3 Marc McLaughlin 26,525,000
4 Jay Farber 25,975,000
5 Ryan Riess 25,875,000
6 Sylvain Loosli 19,600,000
7 Michiel Brummelhuis 11,275,000
8 Mark Newhouse 7,350,000
9 David Benefield 6,375,000