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November Nine Predictions - Compncards on the WSOP 2010 Finals

5 November 2010, By:
November Nine, the 2010 WSOP Main Event final table, kicks off on Saturday at the Rio in Las Vegas.
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November Nine, the 2010 WSOP Main Event final table, kicks off on Saturday at the Rio in Las Vegas.

2010 WSOP winner John Racener - according to Compncards

For months, all the news organizations have brought you coverage and their picks on the November Nine final table.  Today, I bring you my predictions regarding the November Nine.

Michael Mizrachi Finishes 5th

Yes, I know that many people are praying that Mizrachi takes this thing down.  His win would likely be the "best storyline" to come out of the final table.  However, I do not see that happening.  Mizrachi is indeed dangerous if he gets chips, but outside of one or possibly two spots at the final table, I don't see many opportunity for him to pick up easy chips.  He is going to have to run well early on to have any reasonable shot.

John Dolan Potential Flameout Victim

John Dolan is my pick this year to finish short of expectations.  Going into the final table, he was borderline too aggressive.  Based on his play, I think he has a good shot to burn through his stack and finish in the bottom half of the field.  I could easily see Dolan finishing 6th or event 7th.

John Racener Wins Main Event

John Racener is the most experience pro outside of Mizrachi at the final table.  He has also had the pressure of playing for a bracelet as this is the fourth WSOP final table of his career including the WSOP-E final he made earlier in the year.  I have also watched Racener's play outside of the Main Event and recently watched him take down a tournament on Full Tilt Poker.  I do believe that out of the challengers that he has the best shot of chipping up and overtaking Duhamel.  Duhamel is confident in his abilities, but this is the first time he has ever played for a prize of any substance in a tournament.  Racener's experience will carry him to the 2010 WSOP World Championship

Ratings Will Drop

To me, this seems a given.  Overall, ratings for the WSOP have been down for the year.  Also, if Phil Ivey couldn't draw numbers last year, what makes you think Mizrachi will draw the fans.  I could see the numbers drop as high as 10% or more.  If there is a substantial drop, it will be interesting to see whether the November Nine concept is continued past this year.

All the action kicks off at Noon PDT on Saturday.  They will play down to heads-up and then return on Monday at 8 PST to play for the bracelet.  Stay tuned to as we will be bringing you recaps of the WSOP Main Event final table.


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