WSOP “November Nine” Betting Odds


Everyone was waiting for the “November Nine” names that were going to be pulled out of the bag ever since Day 1 of the 44th WSOP Main Event. After 10 days of gripping action on the felts, the November Nine are finally set to go, but as with anything as big as this, they are not going in quietly as the bookies start to punt the odds on their sports betting pages.

Nine rampaged their way through 6,352 entrants where the remaining survivors now all have a chance at the $8,359,531 first place prize waiting to be snatched up by he who dares. However, it is not only he who dares that is in with a chance of making some big money on this November final table, because if you catch the right man by laying down the right bet, you too could be getting a nice pay-off from poker’s finest and biggest event. There may not be a gold bracelet in it, but cash and bragging rights for being a spot on poker pundit are all part of the fun.

Our first stop is a look at the current standings and their chip stacks:

1st – JC Tran with 38,000,000 chips

2nd – Amir Lehavot with 29,700,000 chips

3rd – Marc-Etienne McLaughlin with 26,525,000 chips

4th – Jay Farber with 25,975,000 chips

5th – Ryan Riess with 25,875,000 chips

6th – Sylvain Loosli with 19,600,000 chips

7th – Michiel Brummelhuis with 11,275,000 chips

8th – Mark Newhouse with 7,350,000 chips

9th – David Benefield with 6,375,000 chips

Tran right now is obviously the clear favourite to win the final table, but in poker anything can happen. Amir Lehavot, Marc-Etienne McLaughlin, Jay Farber, Ryan Riess, and Sylvain Loosli are all able to give Tran some big problems if they double up against him or with any one of each other’s chip stacks. Plus all Michiel Brummelhuis needs is a double up and he is also back in contention.

Even so, JC Tran does have the most experience going for him and in poker that is everything especially if you’re in the businesses of dishing out odds. Ladbrokes have priced Tran in at 2 to 1 odds whereas BetFair has taken its usual extravagant odds system and slammed a more reasonable 47/16, which works out at around 2.9 to 1, so your money is better off going here if you fancy Tran to take the title.

This is entirely based on the amount of chips the players are currently sitting with apart from Jay Farber sitting as the fourth highest chip leader. It seems Ryan Riess’s experience in tournaments has been taken into the bookies sum books.As a result, Reiss has been rated at 8-1 over Farber’s 9-1 despite Riess being in fifth position.

Apart from this one exception, all the odds are based on the position the players are currently in and their chips stack sizes, so this is anyone’s game right now. Poker is never guaranteed and if one thing is for sure  final tables always have big swings, especially when the first four are knocked out and the chip stacks have changed the power of the game.