Mercier's Top Ten Under 30 at the 2010 WSOP

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20 May 2010, Created By: Jason Mercier
Mercier's Top Ten Under 30 at the 2010 WSOP

In no order whatsoever, I have come up with ten players that I think are going to have an excellent 2010 WSOP.

It doesn't matter whether it's going to be their breakout year, comeback year, or if they're already well established. These are my top ten under 30 year olds to watch at the 2010 WSOP

Sorel Mizzi

Sorel Mizzi is on absolute fire right now. If you want to know what a heater looks like ... just stare into this kid's eyes.

He's already won 4 live tournaments this year with numerous other final table appearances, and just took down a SCOOP event this month. Expect him to be going deep in many of the NL holdem and PLO events.

Yevgeney Timoshenko

In my opinion, this kid has to be considered one of the best NL holdem tournament players in the world. His results speak for themselves, he is insanely tough to play against and I know I wouldn't want him at my table.

Scott Seiver

Another one who is just on fire right now... going deep in everything, crushing everything he sees. He's been regularly working on his mixed game play the last few months. I wouldn't be surprised to see him holding up a bracelet.

Daniel O'Brien

One of my best friends in poker, and the kid just has flat-out skills. He has a table presence that you just don't see in most players with online roots.

He can play multiple games and will be playing a lot of events this year, and I know how hungry he is. Fuel the animal!

Daniel Alaei

Plays tons of mixed games events, solid, aggressive in all forms of poker, and he's been playing poker since he was born... it's in his blood.

Brent Hanks

Another one of my good friends in poker. He eats online kids for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I know how frustrated he was after last year's WSOP with no results, and I know how badly he wants to win.

Christian Harder

One of the nicest kids I've ever met, and in my opinion, is in the top 5 for NL holdem tournament players.

I know the NL events are hard to win because of the big fields, but this kid is skilled enough and so in tune to the game and his opponents, I think we're going to see him deep in a bunch of events.

Allen Bari

Misunderstood by his peers, loved by his friends, hated by his enemies ... I don't care what you think of him, Allen Bari is going to win a bracelet this summer. That is my flat out prediction. He's going to be playing the $50k 8 game and tons of mixed game events.

I talk poker with him all the time and he knows his stuff.

Marco Johnson

Plays a lot of mixed game events, solid player all around. Wouldn't be surprised if he shipped a 2-7 triple draw tourney.

Justin Bonomo

Crushes all forms of poker. He's going to be playing a lot of events this year and he looks motivated. I don't know what event he's going to win, or final table, but I'm sure you'll see him deep in something in the first week or 2 of the series.

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Lodden 2010-05-28 16:57:41

@LOL
Hellmuth is over 30

Bust_Y0_M4m4 2010-05-22 14:55:09

No love for Luckychewy and Tobi "pokernobb" Reinkemeier????

LOLOMG 2010-05-21 18:54:27

dunno why the best nlh player is not on that list

JP 2010-05-21 14:34:48

Completely shocked to see Bhanks, Albari, and Dan O'brien on this list...

RicardoUK 2010-05-21 10:46:42

Luckychewy and Annette should be in there for sure, and it only takes a big bracelet bet to get Durrrr motivated to make something happen.

fatg 2010-05-21 06:24:18

Jason will probable win 6 bracelets, and he said "you trap me" to chris "bigshot" moneymaker; thank you so much for that

Brent Roberts 2010-05-21 05:31:14

How'd you forget luckychewy?

Ben Parker 2010-05-21 05:11:01

What about Anthony Lee? New kid from Oklahoma seems to have crazy skills.

Martin Derbyshire 2010-05-21 04:42:59

Sick list of names, can't argue with even one. Only variance can stop them now.

Matt Glantz 2010-05-21 03:47:28

Yo Jason, what about Ashton? you forget him?

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