We return once more with Part Three of ‘Getting To Know The November Nine’, with us this time sharing a little bit of information on the three players with the shortest stacks going into the World Series of Poker final table this coming November.
There is still a long time to wait for us poker fans and of course the players but you can already feel the anticipation building. The players will now become mini-celebrities and we are sure to learn even more about them in the coming months.
Will Tonking – 15,500,000
27 year old Will Tonking hails from New jersey and like many others on the table is more renowned for his online cash game play. A recent win of $50k gave him the opportunity to take part in this event and it has turned out to be the best decision he ever made.
Despite mainly playing online, he also has plenty of experience in live tourneys, racking up career earnings of $93,306 prior to this result. His biggest live score was $28,000 from an event in Bethlehem of all places and this is the second year he has been at the World Series of Poker.
Martin Jacobson – 14,900,000
Swedish pro Martin Jacobson is definitely the biggest name on the final table having earned $4,807,316 in tournament career earnings before this event. The 27 year old has been on the scene since 2008 and secured his best ever score last year when he won $807,427 after finishing 6th in the $111,111 ‘One Drop High Roller’ at the World Series of Poker.
He will no doubt go into this final table as one of the favourites despite starting with the second smallest stack. He has even led this Main Event at the end of a couple of days including Day 1a.
Bruno Politano – 12,125,000
Bruno Politano has made history by becoming the first ever Brazilian player to make it to a WSOP Main Event final table. The 31 year old is an amateur player that primarily works as an Administrator in his home country. Poker is more of a hobby for the man who has managed to earn $110,054 from tournaments over the years.
It was last year that he recorded his biggest live score after coming 3rd in the Brazilian Series of Poker for a payout of $47,493.