Monday, November 07, 2011

November Nine Down to Three; Germany's Pius Heinz = Chip Leader

By Pauly
Las Vegas, NV

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The 2011 November Nine kicked off on Sunday and after a long day of action, we're down to three players. One of them will become the next WSOP Main Event Champion. Germany's Pius Heinz is the chip leader with over 107M. He has the other two players (Ben Lamb and Martin Staszko) covered. $8.7 million is on the line. Which one will take it down?
November Nine - Final Three Chip Counts:
Pius Hienz (Cologne, Germany) - 107.8M
Ben Lamb (Las Vegas, NV) - 55.4M
Martin Staszko (Trinec, Czech Republic) - 42.7M

November Nine Final Table Payouts and Results:
1st - ? - $8,711,956
2nd - ?? - $5,430,928
3rd - ??? - $4,019,635
4th - Matt Giannetti - $3,011,661
5th - Phil Collins - $2,268,909
6th - Eoghan O'Dea - $1,720,396
7th - Badih "Bob" Bounahra - $1,313,851
8th - Anton Makiievskyi - $1,009,910
9th - Sam Holden - $782,115
And here's a complete list of players who cashed in the 2011 WSOP Main Event.

I cranked out a live blog. If you haven't seen it yet, then check out... 2011 November Nine Live Blog.

I also recorded six new episodes of the Tao of Pokerati podcast with Michalski. We've migrated our podcasts to Sound Cloud. Listen to them here...
Tao of Pokerati Podcast - 2011 November Nine Edition
Episode 1: Evolution
Episode 2: Naming Names
Episode 3: Betting on Belize
Episode 4: Non-Silence of the Lambs
Episode 5: Giannetti Lives
Episode 6: Quad Lambs
Action resumes Tuesday just before 6pm PT. You'll be able to watch it live (with a 15-minute delay) with hole cards on ESPN. The Hall of Fame ceremony featuring new inductees Linda Johnson and Barry Greenstein, and that will take place around 4pm.

See you then.

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