The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event final table — otherwise known as the “November Nine” — has crossed the midway point. There are now more players out on the rail watching and wishing, than still remain seated in poker’s richest game.
The latest player to bust out was Italian poker pro Filippo Candio, from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. He joined fellow finalists Soi Nguyen (9th), Matthew Jarvis (8th), Jason Senti (7th), and John Dolan (6th) as outsiders now looking in – along with a capacity crowd packed inside the Penn and Teller Theater and a worldwide audience following all the action from Las Vegas.
I was very proud to represent my country and do things for poker in Italy,” Candio stated shortly after being eliminated. “I am pleased with the way I played. I think there are going to be many more players from my country who (do well) at the World Series.”
The winner of this year’s Main Event, the second largest in the 40-year history of the WSOP with 7,319 entrants, will take home $8,944,310 in prize money. He will also be presented with the most coveted achievement in all of poker — the World Series of Poker Main Event Championship gold bracelet.
Who will become the 2010 world poker champion?