WSOP Main Event Finale: van Hoof leads the betting

Daniel Smyth in Poker News 22 Oct 2014
Who will win the 2014 WSOP Main Event? (credit:WSOP.com)

It will comes as little surprise to poker tipsters across the world that the Netherlands Jorryt van Hoof is currently leading the betting ahead of this year's WSOP Main Event final table.

The Dutch pro, who is known as an online PLO specialist, will enter the November 9 showdown with the chip lead and that's been enough for the bookies to pitch van Hoof as the 3/1 favourite. Sitting just ahead of Felix Stephensen who holds 32,775,000 chips, van Hoof has already shown that he is fine form recently with a string of wins in some tough online events. 

However, Stephensen will certainly be a threat when the action gets underway. On top of his 4/1 backing from the bookies, the Norwegian grinder has been working hard on his game and was recently tipped by van Hoof as a dark horse. 

Rounding out the bookmakers' top three picks is Mark Newhouse. The American pro made it to the finale of the 2013 WSOP Main Event, but this time around he is a much stronger position with 26,000,000 chips. That haul, coupled with his experience on poker's biggest stage, has helped set his price at a generous 5/1 with most online betting outlets. 

WSOP Main Event November Nine

One of the biggest surprises in the latest round of betting lines is that Sweden's Martin Jacobson is priced at 6/1. For those who've been around the European poker circuit for long enough, the name Jacobson will be familiar. Indeed, the young pro has won a string of titles in Europe, but heading in the 2014 WSOP Main Event final he has one of the shortest stacks. 

In fact, only one player, Bruno Politano, has fewer chips than the Swede, which makes him somewhat of a speculative bet. For those looking for a slice of value, then Dan Sindelar looks to be a good price. The American pro has won more than $500,000 on the live circuit and cashed four times at this year's World Series of Poker which will certainly give him a confidence boost heading into the next month's final. Moreover, with 21,200,000 chips and an 8/1 price tag with many bookies, he could well be the value bet for those looking to bet on the WSOP Main Event

The 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine

Jorryt van Hoof - 38,375,000 - 3/1
Felix Stephensen - 32,775,000 - 4/1
Mark Newhouse - 26,000,000 - 5/1
Andoni Larrabe - 22,550,000 - 8/1
Daniel Sindelar - 21,200,000 - 8/1
Billy Pappconstantinou - 17,500,000 - 11/1
William Tonkin - 15,050,000 - 16/1
Martin Jacobson - 14,900,000 - 6/1
Bruno Politano - 12,125,000 - 18/1


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WSOP Main Event Finale: van Hoof leads the betting

It will comes as little surprise to poker tipsters across the world that the Netherlands Jorryt van Hoof is currently leading the betting ahead of this year's WSOP Main Event final table.

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