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How to Watch the WSOP Kick-off With a Bang!
The WSOP is less than a week away, and if you’re not fortunate enough to be able to be in the Horseshoe, watching the action is something you cannot miss.
Seeing those WSOP-themed chips, the biggest and most notable players sit and battle it out to cement their legacy with a gold WSOP bracelet is the pinnacle of the poker calendar. Now, thanks to PokerGO, you can sit in the comfort of your home and have the best WSOP poker content streamed to your TV, laptop, and smartphone, no matter where you are in the world.
Whether you are in Finland, the Faroe Islands, Sweden, or St. Kitts and Nevis, you can watch the very best of the WSOP action as we shuffle up and deal into the summer. Here are some of the biggest events coming up this week that poker content lovers will not want to miss:
Event #2 $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 6-Handed, June 1 @ 4pm ET
So, what makes this event a can’t-miss? The buy-in and being a high roller will attract the biggest and best names to sit down and battle. The six-handed dynamic will put this elite poker crowd into a format where opening ranges are wider, more aggressive actions are rewarded, and the play is faster.
Last year’s event was one of the most thrilling on the schedule, with US poker pro Chad Eveslage scooping a huge $1,415,610 for his first bracelet. The final table was jam-packed with names ranging from high-stakes crushers like Chris Brewer to social media content creator Antonio ‘SoFlo’ Lievano. Other names included WSOP 2021 Main Event Champion Koray Aldemi and Josh Arieh, who has 4 bracelets and a 3rd place finish in the WSOP Main Event back in 2004.
The final four would be Brewer, Arieh, and alleged cheater Jake Schindler, with Chad Evelsage maintaining a dominant chip lead to beat Schindler heads-up. Evelsage is a mixed-game specialist, with final tables in H.O.R.S.E., Limit Hold’em, and Omaha Hi-Lo, but it was in No-Limit Hold’em where he got his first WSOP gold.
Event #6 $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaham, June 3 @ 8pm ET
The Mixed No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha bracelet is a fascinating event, testing a poker pro’s two and four-card ability throughout the tournament. Last year saw a scoop by Brazilian pro Joao Simao, who won $686,242 after battling in one of the more intense three-handed battles of the series.
The final three came down to 2013 WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess and German high-stakes crusher Marius Gierse. Riess actually came into the final table as the shortest stack but maneuvered his way to the three-handed battle with some fantastic play and lucky run-outs. He lost a big spot with Gierse when his turned straight was bettered by Gierse’s rivered flush. Simao would overcome a 2-to-1 chip deficit to pull to an 8-to-1 lead, and the final hand of PLO would end the tournament when Gierse’s nut flush draw bricked, and the WSOP gold went to Brazil.
Event #8 $25,000 Heads-Up Championship, June 4 @ 8pm ET
One of the bracelets is geared toward poker savants, as the intricate game of heads-up poker has become popular over the past few years. Whether it was Doug Polk backing the truck up on Daniel Negreanu or Matt Berkey silencing Nik Airball, both to the tune of $1 million, heads-up is a common way to deal with poker feuds.
Last year, heads-up was a remedy for a US poker crusher who had not yet gotten his WSOP bracelet. Dan Smith would get through a tough field to scoop $509,717 and his maiden World Series of Poker bracelet, beating Christoph Vogelsang in his iconic Star Wars-esque hood.
In a field that included poker wizards like Kevin Rabichow, Dario Sammartino, and Chance Kornuth, Smith battled through the rounds to get a heads-up with the German online crusher Vogelsang and get his hands on his first bracelet.
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