Potential WSOP bracelet winners
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is nearly upon us. The yearly event is the most prestigious in the world of poker and one that every poker player wants to shine in. As always, the best poker players will flock to Vegas hoping to add at least another bracelet to their collection. While everyone is familiar with bracelet winners, ones who fall at the wayside don't live on in the memory. So which players will be looking to end their bracelet duck?
If this were football betting, Glantz would be Liverpool FC, a perennial front runner but one who hasn't tasted that all elusive silverware, much like Liverpool and their quest for the Premier League title. The Philly native has had 25 cashes at the WSOP but somehow has failed to capture a bracelet. With over $4,100,100 in career winnings, he has to be fancied to win an event this time around.
England's Stephen Chidwich has made nearly $1.2million at the WSOP, and last year he cashed in at 10 WSOP events, so it is incredible that he does not have a bracelet. He would have learnt a lot last year, he had four top-10 finishes so he knows how to grind on the felt. This time around you should bank on him to finally have a bracelet adorning his wrist.
Only Sam Trickett and David Einhorn have won more money than Klodnicki without claiming a WSOP bracelet, but those two were the finalists in the One Drop so it is slightly lopsided. Klodnicki has been unfortunate in recent years, he has reached the four final tables in the last two years but all to no avail. There isn't a poker game that Klodnicki cannot play and this versatility gives him a great shot of winning his first bracelet. With $7,280,381 in earnings, Klodnicki sits 53rd in the all-time money list but unless he takes a bracelet he will never get the respect that his talent warrants.
McDonald is certainly the man in form coming into Vegas. The 24-year-old has won $4.3million in the first four months of 2014. However, Vegas has not been kind to the Canadian, his $201,000 WSOP earnings highlight his trouble there. But, if he can continue this purple patch at the WSOP then not only is a shout for a bracelet but also a possible last table finalist, at the minute he is unplayable.
Like McDonald, Pahuja is one of the hottest players in the world of poker right now. In 2013, he cashed for $1.3million and this year his earnings stand at $1.1million, which see him currently occupy a top 10 position the Card Player's POY race. He hasn't broken out at the WSOP yet with just $50,000 and eight cashes to his name, but expect him to rectify that this summer.
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