Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

Favorite Jorryt van Hoof will go fully into the WSOP Final Table finale as chip frontrunner tonight, as three players battle for a $10 million prize that is first.

The planet Series of Poker table that is final down to three players, with Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof finishing yesterday’s play as he began, with the chip lead and bossing the table around.

And despite Phil Hellmuth’s once disparaging remark about ‘Northern European idiots,’ three players hailing through the upper part of that very continental landmass have bagged on their own gold, silver and bronze in this race, with the very last great American hope, Will Tonking from New Jersey, bowing out gracefully in fourth.

Joining van Hoof tonight to try out for the biggest title in poker are Sweden’s Martin Jacobson, who has 64.75 million in chips, and Norway’s Felix Stephensen, with 46.1 million. Van Hoof, meanwhile, has a by-no-means insurmountable chip lead of 89.6 million. Tonight, the players will compete for a prize that is top of10 million plus the title of World Champion.

Déjà vu

November Nine play started off cagily, as you could expect for the tournament with millions of dollars at stake in which a number of the pay jumps could buy you a house or two. In fact, it took 12 hours to whittle nine down to three. Initial elimination, when it came, was extraordinary, in that it was Mark Newhouse, the guy who completed ninth year that is last. Som (más…)