WSOPE Betfair 2009

Day 4 at WSOPE began with 36 players and ended with the 9 final table poker players. Remarkable is it to find two of the WSOP 2009 finalists at yet another World Series final table. James Akenhead and Antoine Saout both survived day four and will get a fantastic training in final table play before they head to Vegas in early November to battle for the WSOP 2009 bracelet. At the WSOP final table they are 8th and 9th in chips whereas they will begin day 5 in London in better positions with Akenhead second in chips.

Spectacular final table

The final table at WSOPE 2009 will be spectacular as it is one of the strongest final tables ever. Jason Mercier will begin the final table as major chip leader. In the pack hunting him we see Daniel Negreanu and Matt “Hoss_TBF” Hawrilenko who both know how to play a medium stack against a big stack and it is guaranteed upfront that Jason Mercier will get to see the capabilities of those two players.

Praz Bansi who won a WSOP bracelet back in 2006 have cashe din 13 events this year so far and are in terrible good tournament form and he will do what is needed to try and secure his 2nd bracelet and become one of the few players having won both WSOPE and WSOP bracelets. With more than $1.000.000 in tournament winnings the English player is very experienced and know exactly how to play a final table.

Chris Bjorin joining in

Chris Bjorin from Sweden will also be a tough nut for Jason Mercier at the final table. Winning more than $4.000.000 in live tournaments makes him an interesting player with a lot of experience at this final table. Chris Bjorin already have two WSOP bracelets under his belt both won in No Limit Texas Hold’em in 1997 and 2000 and he is also looking to become famous for holding both a WSOPE and WSOP bracelet.

The final WSOPE 2009 table has 6 players in total that already holds a WSOP bracelet as Daniel Negreanu, Barry Schulman, Matt Hawrilenko and Jason Mercier also all are former bracelet winners together with the two aforementioned.

Notable is it that Teddy Sheringham made a tremendous effort and managed to keep on to his chips for a long period of time on day 4 and ended the tournament in 14th place cashing £40.481 which is his best poker result ever but with Teddy Sheringham getting the knowledge how to execute and accumulate chips in final stages of a tournament will most definitely make him a dangerous opponent in the future.

Who is going to take this one down will be known by tomorrow night but Jason Mercier is entering the final table as the favorite chased by some of the worlds best players.


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