For the WSOP2017, there are clear frontrunners during pre-tournament predictions but we should never underestimate the dark horses. Find out more!
The highly admired tournament series is back this year descending upon Las Vegas, with countless great events available downtown throughout the summer. The game is certainly on, not only for the big guns but also for these dark horses you should watch out for.
Will Berry came into a greater picture by making the final table of 2016 WSOP Circuit Choctaw Main Event, finishing at 4th and ending up with almost a quarter a million in cash for the year. Further, he surpassed it by making the final table of WSOP Hard Rock Main event, concluding the deal with his career-best score. Many of his best scores have come in Oklahoma, which includes a chop for $16,143 in the Hard Rock Poker Open and a win for $25,522 at Run Downstream. His tricky style of playing is inventive, and he is the man to look out for, in the WSOP.
Reichard has been absolutely fantastic on the ground this season, piling up some good chunk of scores on the leaderboard. In his entire career, he has a total of 7 rings, with three of them coming in the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Council. He was also at the fourth position at Mid-Stakes Poker Tour Meskwaki. He primarily plays no-limit hold’em and was disappointed to know that this year’s WSOP is not featuring the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/low event.
After exploding for more than half a million in cash with an elevated volume, he ranked in the top twenty for the most cash. Last summer, he was a part of Planet Hollywood Goliath Main Event, getting the career-best winning. He followed it up with a win at Poker Night In America Choctaw. Just like Will Berry, he’ll be focusing entirely on no-limit hold’em events around Vegas. He’s looking to target the Crazy Eights at the Rio, monster stack, millionaire maker, and the Colossus, and eager to repeat the success.
With more than $1,600,000 million in live tournament cash, including $700,000 of that coming in the previous year, Alex Rocha is one of the most accomplished players around. His career-high of $173,861 was achieved in the DeepStack Extravaganza $1,000,00 Guarantee. In the big summer of ’16, he ranked twelfth with ten cashes totaling $88,000. Eleventh place in the Online No-Limit Hold’em was his deepest run, and he is looking to improve that. With a tight schedule, he has been working on a mix of games to make his appearance felt.
Jim Juvancic’s preferred game is Omaha hi-low, and he has grabbed WSOP rings in H.O.R.S.E, with wins in stud as well. The variety of games accessible at the World Series of Poker is right in his armor. In the recent past, Juvancic has showcased his hold’em chops with end table finishes at €1,100 Eureka Main Event at EPT Prague, MSPT Potawatomi, a couple of Circuit Potawatomi event, and WSOP Circuit Cherokee Main Event. He doesn’t have a fixed schedule for WSOP but is expected to be a consistent player at the event.