The poker world was abuzz this week when the November Nine reunited for a $15K freeroll at the World Poker Tour’s Connecticut stop.
In all, 30 players competed in the freeroll at the Foxwoods Resort Casino including the nine final table players from the World Series of Poker, 18 Foxwoods raffle winners and other poker pro and famous names in the poker world.
Buzz surrounded the fact that it’s the first time in the history of the World Series of Poker Main Event final table that all the members of that table reunited for a future event.
Each of the three tables in the tournament featured three members of the November Nine and although the small prize pool was nothing compared to the nearly $9 grand prize that the WSOP offered this year, many of the players made last-longer bets.
Joseph Cheong was the first member of the November Nine to exit the $15,000 freeroll, but Michael Mizrachi, Matt Jarvis and Jonathan Duhamel, who won the 2010 WSOP Main Event, each made it to the final table. In the end, Duhamel placed fifth and Jarvis went on to play Ben Hopkins, a player who won his spot by winning one of the Foxwoods raffles. In the end, it was Hopkins who took the win.