The November Nine of the 2011 World Series of Poker is set. We're sure you followed all the action in the Live Reporting Blog and the live stream on ESPN, but you probably want to know a little more about these guys.
Badih Bounahra is a 49-year-old businessman from Belize City. Bounahra learned to play poker on TV and according to our Live Reporting Blog, thinks seven-deuce offsuit is the best hand. When play resumes in November, Bounahra will begin in seat two with 19,700,000.
Martin Staszko, a 35-year-old poker pro from the Czech Republic cashed four times in the 2011 WSOP prior to his Main Event run. He will take the chip lead of 40,175,000 into play in November and will be in the nine seat.
To cap off his stellar 2011 World Series of Poker, Ben Lamb is the leader in the Player of the Year race and banked $1,331,832 at the WSOP before the Main Event. "Benba" will be in seat eight with a stack of 20,875,000.
Twenty-two-year-old Pius Heinz from Germany made his debut at the 2011 World Series of Poker, and what a debut it was. He final-tabled Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, finishing seventh for $83,286, and made his way to the November Nine. When play begins, he will be in seat seven with 16,425,000.
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