WSOP $250,000 Tremendous Excessive Curler Kicks Off; Ivey, Negreanu And Kenney All Enter

The biggest buy-in occasion of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was at all times going to draw a star-studded discipline. And as playing cards received within the air in Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller earlier at this time, the assembled rail wasn’t in need of gamers to look at.

A discipline of virtually two dozen gamers featured Excessive Curler regulars, poker legends and a few full unknowns seeking to come out on prime in what guarantees to be one of many smallest bracelet fields of the summer season.

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Phil Ivey, recent from his runner-up end within the $100,000 High Roller, was one of many gamers seated when playing cards had been int he air and he was joined by the likes of defending champion Adrian Mateos, Alex Foxen, Chris Brewer, GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon and Christoph Vogelsang.

Different gamers maybe much less acquainted to poker followers included Masashi Oya, resort magnate Nilesh Patel, enterprise girl Kathy Lehne and Liron Shimon.

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Negreanu Prepared for Excessive Stakes Deepstacked Poker

One of many first gamers seated was GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu who says that he was prepared for some deepstacked poker proper from the get-go.

“…persons are going to be within the streets as they are saying!”

“This can be a massive one!” he instructed PokerNews “$250,000 and what’s distinctive about it’s that it is a actually good construction, versus some others for some purpose. Which means persons are going to be within the streets as they are saying!

“Simply actually, actually deepstacked poker proper from the bat!”

Daniel Negreanu

Negreanu has a reasonably good file relating to buy-ins of $250,000 and above, ending second within the 2014 Big One for One Drop and likewise as runner-up within the c2018 Super High Roller Bowl for mixed cashes of over $11 million.

He instructed PokerNews that his line on entries was 40 and that the sector ought to be one.

“From what I’ve heard that is going to be turnout. I’ve heard there are some gamers from New York or wherever that perhaps I’ve by no means seen earlier than. The primary man that sat down I’ve by no means seen him earlier than in my life!

“I am wanting proper now and it is most likely going to be one.”

David Peters

One participant that he was sure to acknowledge was David Peters who additionally has a prolonged poker resume relating to high-stakes poker tournaments.

From Macau to Cyprus, South Korea to right here in the USA, the four-time WSOP bracelet winner has an enormous choice of cashes in $250,000+ tournaments, however says that even then an occasion like this makes him excited to play.

“There are loads of nice gamers […] It ought to be loads of enjoyable!”

“There’s positively a little bit extra pleasure,” he stated. “A very massive event like this, particularly with it being a WSOP occasion. There are loads of nice gamers, lots of people we do not get to play with that a lot. It ought to be loads of enjoyable.”

Whereas this occasion was at all times going to be on Peters’ 2022 WSOP agenda, he says that this one positively stood out to him from others.


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“It is positively the one I am wanting on the most once I’m wanting on the schedule. The one I am getting most excited for and attempting to arrange essentially the most for. It is positively a particular event.”

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Will Shillibier

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Will Shillibier relies in the UK. He graduated from the College of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, after which studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports activities Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He beforehand labored as a contract reside reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.

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