In May, Harrah’s unprecedented decision to postpone the final table of the World Series by four months sent shock waves through the poker community. Over time the voices of derision have faded away, but they have been replaced by a mumbles of bemused un-interest. The lack of any recognizable face at the final table has resulted in a distinct lack of interest in the alliteratively monikered November Nine. Most poker fans are still clueless as to who will actually be competing for the $9.1 million prize when the final table resumes.
The man many consider to be in with the best chance of capturing the bracelet is Dennis Phillips, the current chip leader with 26,295,000. He has now become the first final table player to officially announce that he is seeking professional coaching. Teaming up with Roy ‘The Oracle’ Winston’s Oracle Consulting Firm, Phillips hopes the move will boost his profile as much as his game.
Roy and his compatriot, Joe McGowan, claim to have been closely scrutinizing the final rounds of play in this years main event and have collated detailed information on the final nine players. This, along with their top flight poker experience, is what Phillips …Read More