Odds that in the next decade November 9er can't make FT
Personally I don't care for the 4 month hiatus between the ME and the FT. I can understand the reasons but it seems to me probable that at least one november niner in the next decade will miss the final table. it doesn't even have to be because they die, but perhaps they are a foreigner and can't get their passport renewed, perhaps they have a parole violation and are incarcerated or can't leave the state, perhaps they get an aggressive illness, et cetera. I do wonder what the contingency plan in such situations will be.