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The Big Names You Can Expect In The WSOP 2022

by Martha Simmonds

Poker fans went into a frenzy when it was announced that there would be a new live WSOP event taking place this year. Players get to return to Rio for the first time and there are also going to be some major high-profile events too.

Interestingly enough, there are also going to be some new tournaments debuting, but be warned, the buy-ins are going to be eye-watering.

The WSOP high roller events have increased in both numbers and popularity when you look at the last few years. This just goes to show that there truly are a lot of changes to be had and that there are certainly more exciting things to come.

Tony Parker, NBA All-Star

Tony Parker is a four-time champ for the NBA, and he was one of the very first people to qualify for the WSOP in 2021. He won a charity event that was held by the PM Group, and this happened in January. The top prize for the event at the time was around $10,000 and this got you the main seat as well.

Gregory Chochon has stated that because of his career, he has never truly had the time to participate but now he is truly ready and up for the challenge. He always plays poker for sport but now he has the time to finally take things to that next level.

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu is a six-time WSOP bracelet winner. There are many events that he is truly excited about and there are also way more mixed games that come at higher buy-ins.

There is a $25,000 HORSE to get things started and there is also a $50,000 Poker Players Championship too. In the end, you have a $250,000 no-limit option and you also have a $100,000 no-limit option too.

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey, a 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, stated that he wants to travel and that he also wants to play poker. He is hot off a win, and he’s said that he has been practising and preparing at GG Poker WSOP.

He’s said that he is looking forward to playing poker on television and he is looking at the WSOP. He’s not sure about participating in the full schedule but he is certainly intending on playing at a couple of the events.

Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson’s won the WSOP bracelet 10 times and he’s tweeted that he is in fact debating coming out of retirement. He wants to try and win a few tournaments this year and he has been a fixture for decades.

When he retired, he took over $43,963 with him. Of course, he recently intended to play in the Poker Hall of Fame tournaments, and he also wanted to take part in the 2-7 single draw championship too.

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth is a WSOP bracelet leader and there is no doubt at all that he is going to participate this year. He finished second and then third in the eight-game mixed event the last time it was held, and he said that it would be amazing to win here as well.

Of course, only time will tell what the future holds but at the end of the day it would seem that there is a lot of progress that is going to be made with the WSOP in general, and it is going to be interesting to see which big names are there too.

If Phil Hellmuth makes an appearance, then this would certainly spice things up a bit.

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