Mark Newhouse makes history by going back-to-back, but who else is on the final table of the 2014 Main Event and what are their odds of winning?
1. Jorryt van Hoof
Career winnings: $1,089,305**
Dutchman van Hoof is an online cash game pro who hadn’t played the WSOP for five years. He has a lot going for him – a big stack and a great surname.
2. Felix Stephensen
Career winnings: $752,843
AKA: New Kid On The Block
Stephensen hadn’t won much live before this but he’s trousered over $300k online since 2011. The Main Event was the only tourney he played at the 2014 WSOP.
3. Mark Newhouse
Career winnings: $3,506,897
AKA: The Cockroach
Newhouse’s achievement in making back-to-back final tables in the Main Event is incredible – now he needs to close the deal for ultimate glory.
4. Andoni Larrabe
Career winnings: $1,082,968
AKA: Basque Glory
The youngest player at the table (22) had already cashed for over $340k before the Main Event. He’s also the first Spaniard to make the Main Event final table since Carlos Mortensen in 2001.
5. Dan Sindelar
Career winnings: $1,066,687
Sindelar is the archetypal live pro, moving to Vegas when he graduated college in 2006.
6. William Pappaconstantinou
Career winnings: $747,104
AKA: Foosball Legend
Pappaconstantinou, better known as ‘Billy Pappas’ to his friends, is a five-time US foosball (table football) champ and is now looking to add poker world champion to his CV too.
7. William Tonking
Career winnings: $824,031
AKA: All-American Boy
Tonking is an online cash pro. Expect him to win the Ryan Riess award for Player Most Likely to Turn Up in a Sports Jersey And Look Incredibly American.
8. Martin Jacobson
Career winnings: $5,549,342
AKA: EPT Superstar
The closest thing to a bona fide poker superstar. Jacobson has been a constant presence on the EPT circuit, with two main event runner-up finishes.
9. Bruno Politano
Career winnings: $848,050
AKA: Don’t Mention The Football
Politano will be hoping to put a smile back on the faces of his nation after becoming the first Brazilian ever to make a WSOP Main Event final table.
*All odds supplied by the Betfair Exchange and correct as of August 258
**Winnings include $730,725 which is guaranteed to all nine players