WSOP Main Event Final Table Players Hire Coaches

PokerNews turned us on to a story about the poker pros that are going to be hitting the final table of the 2012 WSOP Main Event this October. Two players who have made the final table, Jesse Sylvia and Russell Thomas, have both hired coaches to help them with their WSOP final table play.

Since the November Nine began back in 2008, many poker pros have hired coaches to help them in the months and weeks leading up to the final table. Such players as Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth have been hired to coach players for the final table.

PokerNews reported in a recent Podcast that Jesse Sylvia, the chip leader of the final table, has hired Vanessa Selbst to coach him as he approaches the final. It was also reported that Russell Thomas has hired Jason Somerville as his coach for the final table.

In the case of Somerville and Thomas, Somerville has decided to remember the training experience by filming the coaching sessions. Somerville will not only be filming the process but also will be sharing the footage with fans and fellow players. Somerville commented on Twitter about his filming idea by stating: “I’ve spent more time on this project than anything else I’ve ever done and I’m really proud of it. My sincere thanks to all who’ve contributed!”

Somerville will be dividing the footage of his coaching into small sections and then posting them online for fans and other players to be able to view. The first installment of the series has already been released and can be found here.  Somerville has titled the footage ‘The Final Table’ and will be footage from the two week–long training session.


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