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Seven WSOP 2022 Predictions from Seven Bracelet Winners

Seven WSOP 2022 Predictions from Seven Bracelet Winners

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The World Series of Poker is about to welcome the class of 2022, but what will happen when the cards go in the air?

The 2022 World Series of Poker is nearly upon us. With it will come a festival of fun as players from about the globe flock to Las Vegas, a.k.a. Sin City, the gambling capital of the planet. Following 17 years at the Rio, the WSOP has moved and is taking spot at Bally’s – quickly to be renamed The Horseshoe – and Paris in 2022. Situated in the heart of Vegas on the world-renowned strip, how will poker’s biggest circus land and how will the performers, or players, adjust?

To find out, we spoke to seven former WSOP bracelet winners to get their sincere, frank and at times, hilarious requires on what will transpire in the subsequent seven weeks. So sit back, open up a bag of your favored popcorn and get prepared for the most exciting summer time in poker for a really long time.

  1. Footfall Will Boost Exponentially

“Moving the WSOP to the strip will be wonderful for poker.” ~ Phil Hellmuth

From the gigantic Rio convention center to Bally’s and Paris, the Globe Series of Poker’s success right after its move to the Las Vegas strip will largely depend on just how players sit down to danger their challenging-earned funds chasing glory. Record-breaking 16-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth believes that we are about to see a enormous influx of players.

“I am with Mori Eskandani,” says Hellmuth. “I think that moving the WSOP to the strip will be excellent for poker.”

With the tourist tread considerably, considerably greater on the strip than out on Flamingo Road, the ‘Poker Brat’ has already taken a mini tour of the new location with Eskandani as you can see below.

How huge could the 2022 Planet Series of Poker attendance be?

“I believe the fields will be larger, and the foot traffic will be up 10 occasions much more.” Says Hellmuth.

  1. A Second Scottish WSOP Bracelet Will Be Won

Niall Farrell isn’t just a WSOP bracelet winner. He’s a single of a pick band of players who have won a European Poker Tour, World Poker Tour and WSOP event, the fabled Triple Crown. His pride in getting Scottish is exemplified by his prediction for what will occur in Vegas this year.

“My WSOP prediction is that Scotland will win its second bracelet this year!” he says. “Not necessarily from me, we’ve got a handful of guys simmering beneath the radar that I fancy to do properly.”

Even though his self-confidence is in his fellow countrymen and females, Farrell would love to seal his own second bracelet, obtaining currently cashed for over $2.six million at the WSOP more than the years.

“Ideally it is a second and third [for Scotland] – and I win a single as nicely – but that is what I’m predicting!”

  1. Players Will Miss the Rio

“A lot of players wish that the WSOP was nonetheless being held at the Rio.” ~ Ryan Riess

Even though a lot of stars of the poker planet are seeking forward to play returning to the strip after a hiatus of almost two decades, 1 former champion who won his WSOP bracelet by taking down the Primary Event in 2013 for $eight.three million, disagrees.

“I predict that a lot of players wish that the WSOP was still getting held at the Rio.” He says. It is not just the size of the Rio that Riess praises but the element of comfort.

“Parking, site visitors,” he argues. “It may possibly be congested being correct in the middle of the strip.”

With a lot of players concerned about negotiating travel about the center of Sin City, Riess – a Vegas resident with his household – will be hoping house turf benefit provides him the possibility of winning his second piece of gold. It could be a case of chasing eight,000 parking slots, as legendary poker guru and WSOP pulse-finder Kevin ‘Kevmath’ Mathers told fans tonight.

  1. The Hellmuth Anti-Rail Will be Wild

Every single year, 1 of the highlights for numerous individuals – fans and players alike – is bashing the most successful poker player the Planet Series of Poker has ever noticed. Yes, Phil Hellmuth, he of 16 titles and two decades of dominance in the world’s greatest poker festival – may possibly as well walk into Bally’s or Paris for his Major Occasion entrance as a giant human target.

“I cannot wait to tilt Hellmuth out of his mind again,” laughes 4-time WSOP winner Anthony Zinno. “Is it OK to be that quick?” Zinno, maybe more than most. After all, the Poker Brat had threatened to solve the air conditioning issue at the Rio by setting fire to the constructing.

At least the pair created it up and now get on like a home on… nicely, you get the image.

  1. Players will Be Superstitious

Superstition is portion of a poker player’s armory just as it is for elite sports performers about the globe. From hopping to their seat (extreme), placing a lucky card protector (moderate) or saying ‘one time’ (every person in $five,000 and beneath events), a lot of poker players think that luck can play much more of a element than ever ahead of at the felt.

A single player who surged to stardom in 2021 was Daniel Lazrus, who won his 1st two WSOP bracelets within six months. Having just grow to be a father, he may well just be unstoppable in 2022.

“My wife just gave birth to my 1st youngster, Eliana Nicole Lazrus, on 14th April,” he says. “It feels much better than any sort of bracelet win! It is going to be tough for me to make it out to WSOP a bunch this year, but the baby run-good is actual!”

If you’re about to become a parent, then hurry up – there are only a couple of days to go ahead of you need to have to rub your baby’s head, pack a rabbit’s foot into your carry-on bag and hop on that plane!

  1. Kid Poker Gets Out of It?

“Phil Helmuth will go all the way to a heads-up showdown with Daniel Negreanu.” ~ Barny Boatman

Daniel Negreanu has famously won no fewer than six WSOP bracelets in a profession that has observed the Canadian climb to third on the All-Time Cash List. It’s also a strange quirk that Kid Poker hasn’t won 1 given that 2013 and not since 2008 in America. Could this ultimately be the year he breaks that run?

British double WSOP bracelet winner Barny Boatman sees ‘huge results’ for fellow Britis Yiannis Liperis and Chris Da Silva but foresees troubles for Negreanu early on in the schedule.

“Despite attempting to fold the second nuts on the turn in the 1st round of the Flip ’n’ Go event, Phil Helmuth will go all the way to a heads-up showdown with Daniel Negreanu, who will need 1st spot to break even.” He says. With Boatman hoping to make the plane to Vegas himself, it could be a massive summer time for former winners all round.

  1. There Will not Be a New Youngest Ever Winner

Joe Cada’s win in 2009 saw the then 21-year-old bank a record-breaking WSOP Primary Event win of $eight.5 million when he overcame Darvin Moon in 2009. Cada was the youngest-ever winner of the WSOP Primary Event, overtaking Peter Eastgate’s prior victory just 12 months earlier. Just before Eastgate’s win, nonetheless, Phil Hellmuth had been the youngest Primary Event for 19 years right after his triumph in 1989.

Cada believes that soon after 13 years…. individuals may have to wait a little longer.

“I feel it is going to be a handful of years still, but who know,” he says. “It’s going to be broken sooner or later.”

Cada says he’ll look forward to it when it happens, and thinks it is inevitable in the coming years.

“It doesn’t matter to me,” he says. “It’s only a matter of time.”

With the 2022 Planet Series of Poker only a couple of days away, there are bound to be plenty of surprises along the way. We’ll be bringing every single controversial get in touch with, tantalizing turn and riveting river to you as this year’s story unfolds.