Bob Hootman is the eldest player at the final 9 table, who has been playing in the tournament since the 1970s. This is the fifth time Bob has reached the final table but the last time he reached the tournament was back in 1980 when the entrant level was only 74 players. In the present day the entrant’s level is over 7000 players. Once a resident of Dallas,Texas, Bob moved to Las Vegas i
Levi Fallas is professional poker player who has been playing since early 90s. Born in Santa Tomas,Mexcio his family moved to San Diego, California at the age of 6. Both of his brothers are also professional poker players who have won events in the WCP tournaments. Levi reached the famous final 9 table back in 2001, where he placed 5th. Since then it has been his dream to win the tourna
Sasha Marshall is a full-time model, online TV presenter and an amateur poker player. Once Miss Teen Utah USA, she is part of the Diamond Girls who are representatives of the poker industry for marketing poker internationally. She is one of two women in the final 9 table. Sasha has the chance to become the first female player to win the tournament.
Kien Jao is a local Las Vegas resident who has been surrounded with the glamorous lights of the city and the gambling from a very young age. Born in Shanghai, he started his poker career in his college dorm room with his fellow classmates is when he started to play Texas Hold’em. After university he choice not to get a regular job, instead he became a professional poker player.
Andy Patchen is lowest chips stack holder on the Final Nine table. He is an amateur poker player, who was unknown to the poker industry until now.
His reckless playing has caught everyone’s attention, and not so positive. Many chanted ‘Take Andy Out’ every time he is involved in a hand.
Despite this, he believes many will support him to win the tournament
Morris known to his friends as Mo Mo, he is a cash game player from the Big Apple. Once a trader in Wall Street he change his career after the 2008 crash. Ever since Mo Mo plays in a number of high stake cash games and tournaments across the world. Mo Mo’s motto is bet big, win big and spend big, which the ladies love about him.
David Fox is the only Canadian in this year’s final 9 table. He is a professional online poker player, who only plays live games in this tournament. Known as his online name Big Foxy, this is his 7th tournament and he is hoping to win like the other online players in the past.
Ex teacher from Austin, Texas turned Professional Poker player, April Wentworth was one of the first women to open the doors for female players to join the poker circuit. After retiring early from the educational sector she picked up poker with her friends and has made a number of pay days over the years.
She is hoping to become the first female player to win this tournament.
Christoph Schulze is last year winner and is the only European player. The German math graduate has travelled the world since him becoming champion.
It is rare to see a player reach the final 9 table consecutively, especially in the last 10 years. He comes to the final 9 table with similar stack of chips as he did in the previous year, will he do it again?