Foxwoods November Nine Reunion Event Winner Ben Hopkins


26 year old recreational player Ben Hopkins of North Smithfield Rhode Island has is the last man standing after outlasting a small, but extremly talented field of some the worlds best.  Hopkins has been playing poker for about ten years and qualified for the drawing to play in the special event held at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s World Poker Room by finishing 7th in an $80 turbo.   His  $374 dollar cash ended up giving him the chance to truely test his skills.

The $5000 first place prize money is his  biggest win, but after defeating November Niner Matt Jarvis heads up at a final table that also included the 2010 WSOP World Champion Jonathan Duhamel and Mike “the Grinder” Mizarchi, Ben is left wondering just how far his game could take him.  For now he is going to start by treating his buddies who sweated him from the rail to a nice supper.

Matt Jarvis was the last remaining of  the 2010 WSOP November Niners, all of whom also played in the thirty player starting field.  Jarvis collected $3000 from the 2nd place finish, but by the time the proposition bets placed with the other November Nine players were talied, he scored $28,800 for his finish.  A win would have boosted the total considerably.  The game took around 8 hours to completion, with players starting with a healthy 10,000 in tournament chips and 30 minute levels.

The group was happy to be back  together once again and a few spent the evening before the event mixing it up at “High Rollers” a luxury…bowling alley.  Yes, there is more than just poker.  Jason Senti was said to be hands down the best bowler of the group and Jarvis reports getting “unstuck” $1100 he was down in the first “high stake” bowling matches, finishing the night +$300 after squeaking back for $1400.  Fun stuff guys.

Jarvis and Duhamel were the last 2 remaining players of the  November Nine during the  reunion  event , proving once again that winning play by our top Canadian players is more than just a flash in the pan.

Great game all!


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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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