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Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

Favorite Jorryt van Hoof will go in to the WSOP Final Table finale as chip leader tonight, as three players battle for a $10 million first prize.

The World 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 from the upper element of that very continental landmass have bagged by themselves gold, silver and bronze in this race, with the past great American hope, Will Tonking from New Jersey, bowing away gracefully in fourth.

Joining van Hoof tonight to relax and play for the title that is biggest 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 top prize of $10 million as well as the title of World Champion.

Déjà vu

November Nine play started off cagily, as you may expect for the tournament with vast amounts 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 straight down to three. Initial elimination, whenever it came, was extraordinary, in that it was Mark Newhouse, the guy whom finished ninth year that is last. Someone Continuer la lecture