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The final 9 players at the World Series of Poker

The final 9 players at the World Series of Poker

The final nine players in the World Series of Poker main event, as determined July 19 after an eighth session of no-limit Texas Hold `em at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The finalists emerged from a field of 6,865 players and were competing Nov. 6-8 for the tournament's top prize of $8.72 million. Ninth place won $782,115, paid to all finalists in July; higher finishers win at least $1,010,015 and will be paid the difference from ninth-place money after they finish their run. Players are in order of their seating arrangement at the final table.
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1. Matt Giannetti (24,750,000 chips)
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Las Vegas
OCCUPATION: poker player
PRIOR SERIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS: eight cashes for $205,541
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2. Badih Bounahra (19,700,000)
AGE: 49
HOMETOWN: Belize City, Belize
OCCUPATION: grocery wholesaler
PRIOR SERIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS: one cash in 2008 for $7,582
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3. Eoghan O'Dea (33,925,000)
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Dublin, Ireland
OCCUPATION: student, poker player
PRIOR SERIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS: five cashes for $37,516
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4. Phil Collins (23,875,000)
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Las Vegas
OCCUPATION: poker player
PRIOR SERIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS: eight cashes, $48,769
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5. Anton Makiievskyi (13,825,000)
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Dnipropetrous'k, Ukraine
OCCUPATION: poker player
PRIOR SERIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS: none
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6. Sam Holden (12,375,000)
AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Canterbury, United Kingdom
OCCUPATION: poker professional
PRIOR SERIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS: none
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7. Pius Heinz (16,425,000)
AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Cologne, Germany
OCCUPATION: student, poker player
PRIOR SERIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS: one cash in 2011 for $83,286
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8. Ben Lamb (20,875,000)
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Las Vegas
OCCUPATION: poker professional
PRIOR SERIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS: leads 2011 Player of the Year race; one bracelet, 12 cashes for $2.16 million
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9. Martin Staszko (40,175,000)
AGE: 35
HOMETOWN: Trinec, Czech Republic
OCCUPATION: poker professional
PRIOR SERIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS: four cashes for $22,875
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Information from: World Series of Poker, Associated Press interviews, gameplay.
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Updated : 2021-04-20 04:13 GMT+08:00