It has been some time now since there had been any news about theÂ World Series of Poker November Nine and today we are now able to update everyoneÂ out there that is sitting there biting their nails in anticipation to the upcoming World Series of Poker final table to take place on November 9th, 2008.
It has been the main question since the end of play this past July, which pros would be hired to coach and give strategy to the November Nine players? The first player to answer that question is the chip leader Dennis Phillips whom this past week has hired poker pro/champion Roy Winston and his Oracle Poker Consulting company which includes Michael Binger and Joe McGowen. They have gone on to say that they are impressed by the play of Dennis Phillips but in the coming weeks before the final table meets again they want to go and solidify his game and make tweaks here and there that will give him the best advantage to keep the chip lead and eventually win the 2008 World Series of Poker.
When speaking to Roy Winston he went on to say “Dennis’s play so far has been extraordinary. My partner Joe McGowan and I are going to help with his preparation for the challenges he will face not only at the final table, but on the way there. This is a unique experience to have weeks to prepare before play and we want Dennis to have every opportunity and will be there with him along the way.â€
Before the World Series of Poker even began Dennis Phillips won his 2008 World Series of Poker entry by winning a $200 winner take all satellite which Dennis won along with an extra $2,800 to pay for airfare and other expenses that come up. When asked about the coaching he is going to receive from Roy and Joe he responded “I look forward to working with Roy & Joe and Oracle Poker Consulting over the next couple of months leading up to the Main Event, I’m confident in my game and don’t intend to change it, but I’m also smart enough to know that you can always learn more. Roy and Joe’s help and insight will be invaluable, not only in preparing for the final table but in helping me navigate through the many aspects of being in the poker spotlight.”