July 16, 2014 in Sports

World Series of Poker reaches 9 finalists in Vegas


Nine poker players from six countries have passed the biggest bubble in cards, making the World Series of Poker main event final table and earning a shot at $10 million beginning Nov.10. Mark Newhouse had been here before, finishing ninth last year. And he carried the finalists across the threshold Tuesday, into a four-month break to prepare to compete for millions. Newhouse eliminated series veteran Luis Velador in 10th place early Tuesday, calling Velador’s all-in raise behind two bettors for the last of Velador’s chips. Velador held pocket fours, Newhouse turned over pocket fives for the knockout. The nine finalists were paid more than $730,000 each Tuesday. – AP

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