4 weeks of scintillating action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino has found 43 bracelet winners who took home the glory of winning WSOP event with hefty cash prizes. Indian players as in Aditya Agarwal, Kunal Patni, Akash Malik and Apoorva Goel have made ITM (in-the-money) finishes while Team India is thriving in contention of their first WSOP bracelet. We saw several moments of glory on the world’s biggest stage of poker like Phil Hellmuth winning his 14th bracelet and Brian Hastings and Max Pescatori clinching 2 bracelets this season. A number of controversies popped up during this period like the poor quality of cards and allegations of cheating in the Event #10 $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em.
Going further, the crazy poker action will intensify in the 2015 WSOP as the bigger events will kick off in coming days. Once again, Indian contingents would look to capitalize on the initial cashes and clinch a bigger win and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet. We list the 5 prominent things one should watch for in the remaining weeks of the WSOP.
$111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP
The biggest buy-in event of 2015 World Series of Poker starting June 28th will draw the best of the industry and some of the richest businessmen onto the Rio turf. This event is returning after a gap of one year as in 2014, The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop was played which Daniel Colman took down beating Daniel Negreanu for one of the biggest prize in tournament poker, $15,306,668. In 2013, $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP was played which Anthony Gregg triumphed taking home $4,830,619.
$10,000 Main Event
The most prestigious tournament in the poker world will take the stage at the Rio on 5th July. Every year one player inscribes his name in the history books of poker taking down the Main Event which runs for 10 days and returns in November for the final table battle. The life-changing money and the colossal fame which the winner walks away with, entice each and every poker lover on the planet to play in this main event. Last year, Martin Jacobson took down the Main Event bracelet with a hefty prize sum of $10 million.
Will India get its maiden WSOP bracelet this year?
Indian contingents have been doing fairly well in the WSOP events, but they are yet to reach the top of the podium and clinch that illustrious bracelet. With a bigger team of Indians out there in the sin city this year, we may expect the good news any day till the series gets over. So keep your fingers crossed and keep
Will Phil Ivey come for any WSOP event?
This has been the biggest question ever since the 2015 WSOP started as the legend has been absent from all the events. Phil has been in Macau for few months grinding high stakes cash games and promoting the new variant 6+ Hold’em. Speculations are that Phil will be playing the $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP. One of the greatest players in the world has 10 WSOP bracelets under the hood and will definitely look to up the number.
$1000 Online No-Limit Hold’em
For the first time in the history of WSOP, the organizers announced to reward the online talents for which $1,000 Online No-Limit Hold’em was announced. On July 2nd, players can join this event at WSOP.com which will be played down to the final table online. The final table battle will be played live at Rio to crown the champion.