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WSOP “November 9” Preview – Ofer Zvi Stern Sits 2nd in Chips

November 9

Leading up to the World Series of Poker Main Event final table, Rakeback.com will profile each of the “November 9” players. The tournament resumes November 8th at 8:30 pm EST. First place pays a staggering $7,680,021. Here is a look at Ofer Zvi Stern, who currently sits in 2nd chip position.

Seat: 1 — Ofer Zvi SternZvi Stern

  • Chip Count: 29,800,000 (2nd chip position)
  •  Location: Herzilya, Israel
  •  Age: 36
  •  Lifetime Earnings: $49,595
  •  Biggest Poker Score: 2015 $25,000 PCA High Roller — 34th Place ($44,540)

Ofer Zvi Stern is a bit of an unknown, but completely intriguing. The 36 year old from Israel, with just two previous live tournament cashes, has defied all odds and now sits 2nd in chips at the final table of the biggest poker tournament in the world.

Not much is known about Stern who has experience in the software field, but now simply travels the world playing poker. He doesn’t even have a Twitter handle. This could benefit him at the final table, as the other players will have limited knowledge about him and just a brief history with him at the poker table.

Stern has had a signature look for most of the Main Event, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses during play. He has also upset some of the other players with his excessive tanking during decisions. Whether he continues these tactics at the final table remains to be seen.

Stern was changing gears and being very aggressive at times, this helped him build a big stack. He’ll be looking to continue his winning ways come November, as he tries to become poker's next World Champion.

Next week we’ll meet, third in chips, Neil Blumenfield from San Francisco, California.

Ofer Zvi Stern Interview


By Dan Dececco, Rakeback.com Freelance Author

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