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The Top 5 Moments of the WSOP Main Event Final Table So Far

Posted at 19:00 2014-11-11 by PokerNetwork Staff

There are still a lot of play left in the ongoing 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table, but it is time to summarize the top 5 moments from the first 150 hands played during the final.

November Nine starting stacks

PlayerChips
Jorryt van Hoof38,375,000
Felix Stephensen32,775,000
Mark Newhouse26,000,000
Andoni Larrabe22,550,000
Dan Sindelar21,200,000
William Pappaconstantinou17,500,000
William Tonking15,050,000
Martin Jacobson14,900,000
Bruno Politano12,125,000

Hand #33: Stephensen Takes the Chip Lead

Bruno Politano had the button. Play folded all the way over to Billy Pappas in the small blind, and he raised to 900,000. Felix Stephensen called out of the big blind, and the flop came down {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Pappas led for 1.25 million, and Stephensen called.

The turn was the {K-Diamonds}, and Pappas checked. Stephensen bet 1.75 million, and Pappas called. The river was the {7-Hearts}, and Pappas checked. Stephensen bet 4 million, and Pappas folded to give Stephensen the pot and the chip lead.

Hand #56: Mark Newhouse Eliminated in 9th Place ($730,725)

Jorryt van Hoof opened to 1.1 million from the hijack and Mark Newhouse came along from the cutoff. With the action on Will Tonking in the small blind, he three-bet to 3.75 million and van Hoof quickly mucked before Newhouse called.

The dealer spread a {2-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{J-Hearts} flop. Tonking led out for 3.5 million with Newhouse making the call. The {4-Hearts} landed on the turn and Tonking went into the tank before checking, then Newhouse bet out 4.5 million. Tonking called.

The river brought the {J-Clubs} and after the New Jersey native checked again, Newhouse moved all in for 10.2 million. After about a minute of deliberating, Tonking announced a call and Newhouse flipped over his {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}.

However it would be Tonking's {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} that would see him scoop the pot to send Newhouse to the rail in back-to-back 9th places for a $730,725 payday as Tonking soared to the chip lead with roughly 48.5 million in chips.

Hand #100: Bruno Politano Eliminated in 8th Place ($947,077)

Bruno Politano had the button, and when the action folded to him, he moved all in for 8.1 million. The action passed to Felix Stephensen in the big blind and he made the call.

Politano: {Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Stephensen: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}

With Politano racing for his tournament life, the dealer spread a {2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop to keep the Brazilian ahead. The turn of the {K-Clubs} on the turn changed little, and with nearly everyone in the Penn & Teller theatre standing to sweat the river card, the dealer would deliver the {9-Hearts} on the river to send Politano to the rail in 8th place for a $947,077 payday.

As Stephensen scooped the pot to climb to over 27 million, Politano's rail continued to chant, cheer and clap for their countryman as he embraced all the support with a big smile on his face before exiting the stage.

Hand #106: Dan Sindelar Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,235,862)

Felix Stephensen opened to 1.3 million from under the gun and Jorryt van Hoof three-bet next to act to 3 million. With the action on Dan Sindelar, he four-bet shoved all in for 9.15 million and Stephensen quickly folded before van Hoof made the call.

Sindelar: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Van Hoof: {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

With Sindelar in the lead and at risk, the dealer spread a {7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} flop to give van Hoof an overwhelming lead as Sindelar would have just one out to stay alive. The turn of the {3-Diamonds} changed nothing, and when the {Q-Spades} completed the board on the river, Sindelar was headed to the rail in 7th place for a $1,235,862 payday as van Hoof soared to 75.27 million in chips.

Hand #140: Andoni Larrabe Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,622,080)

Jorryt van Hoof had the button and entered the pot with a raise to 1.8 million only to have Andoni Larrabe move all in for 8.325 million from the small blind. After a few moments of consideration, van Hoof made the call to put the Spaniard at risk.

Larrabe: {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Van Hoof: {K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

With Larrabe at a slight disadvantage, the dealer spread a {8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{K-Spades} flop to put Larrabe at a severe disadvantage now as he needed running cards to stay alive. The turn landed the {8-Hearts} to end the hand as the meaningless {6-Diamonds} completed the board on the river to send Larrabe to the rail in 6th place for a $1,622,080 payday as van Hoof's chip stack increased to over 85 million.

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