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2014 November Nine has Six Nationalilities
casino blog
02 August 2014

On July 15, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event finally reached its November Nine, after 10 long days of play.  The multinational group of players will return to the Rio Hotel and Casino on November 10 to compete for a $10 million first prize.

This year's November Nine features a very diverse group of players, hailing from six different countries.  They include a Dutchman, a Norwegian, four Americans, a Spaniard, a Swede, and a Brazilian.  This is the first time a Brazilian has ever made it to the Main Event final table.

Another interesting first this year:  American Mark Newhouse has become the first player to repeat as a November Niner since the format was introduced in 2009.  He defied incredible odds of about 500,000 to 1 (assuming all players are equally skilled) in order to accomplish this feat!  Referring to his early exit in last year's November Nine, Newhouse jokingly said on the Poker Edge podcast, "I'm looking forward to not finishing ninth."  

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