The 2013 WSOP Main Event ended up with a solid November Nine.
But the bigger story, like last year, is who barely missed out.
Inarguably the biggest name remaining in the field on Day 7 was 2001 champ Carlos Mortensen. Viewed by many of his peers as the best no limit hold’em tournament player of all-time, Mortensen was the clear potential headliner for the November Nine final table. He fell just short. Mortensen was eliminated in 10th place by the spectacularly-breasted JC Tran, earning $573,204.
Speaking of the spectacularly-breasted JC Tran, the spectacularly-breasted JC Tran will enter final table play as the chip leader, stacked at 38,000,000. If Mortensen is among the 1-3 best no limit tourney players in the world, Tran is among the top 20. He is the WPT Season V Player of the Year and has two WSOP bracelets to his credit.
Tran is followed by another bracelet winner, Amir Lehavot, with 29,700,000.
Here is the rest of the final table make-up, including why you may or may not care about each one:
- Marc McLaughlin (26,525,000) – He’s French Canadian (a-hem), a pro with $1.4M in career live earnings, and has made the top 100 now in three of the past five WSOP Main Event.
- Jay Farber (25,975,000) – Inked up Vegas VIP host who will bring a rail of Spearmint-Rhino girls with him to the final table (not kidding, they railed him before their shift began on Monday). Rumored to be staked by Dan Bilzerian. Follow his Twitter here.
- Ryan Riess (25,875,000) – Circuit grinder with over $300,000 in earnings and a good nickname (“Riess the Beast”).
- Sylvain Loosli (19,600,000) – Ummmm. Uhhhhh. He’s French?
- Michiel Brummelhuis (11,275,000) – Hailing from Amsterdam, he’s won a WCOOP event, has a WSOP final table to his credit, as well as around $1.4M in career earnings.
- Mark Newhouse (7,350,000) – A past WPT champ, “Newhizzle” is rumored to need to win the event to get out of make-up. Also rumored to be staked by Chino Rheem. Has a Stiles from Teen Wolf vibe going.
- David Benefield (6,375,000) – Online superstar known as “Raptor,” rumored to be backed by Tom Dwan.
And there you have it. Some legit pros, only maybe two real “amateurs,” and an excuse thanks to JC Tran to post a lot of big breasted women pics if you’re into that.
We’re still “digesting” the final table, but will have our annual “Good, Bad, and Meh” for poker up by the end of the week.