With a return of dwell poker hopefully on the playing cards, PokerNews needs to just remember to are updated on what gamers could possibly be making a splash in occasions and excursions throughout 2022. Over the following couple of months, we’ll be taking an in depth take a look at which poker gamers we must be looking for!
The UK is awash with gifted poker gamers who win greater than their fair proportion from on-line and dwell tournaments. With dwell poker hopefully returning to its former glory throughout 2022, these are 5 British poker stars to look out for through the subsequent 12 months.
Some poker gamers go on a heater, hit the headlines, however then fizzle out when variance catches up with them. Jack Hardcastle is not only some poker participant. The favored and gifted event grinder has been one of the vital constant performers over the previous few years.
Again in 2019, Hardcastle received the $550 WPT Opener at Nightfall Until Daybreak for $100,000. 4 months later, he completed seventh within the $10,300 MILLIONS UK Major Occasion for an extra $130,000. Victory within the $3,200 WPT Montreal Major Occasionhosted on-line at partypoker in January 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, got here with a bankroll-boosting $447,859.
Hardcastle was not executed by any stretch of the creativeness. He flew to Las Vegas and completed fourth within the WPT Venetian Major Event for $271,050 and cashed in two Aria Excessive Rollers whereas in the USA including nearly $80,000 to the coffers.
Extra spectacular outcomes adopted when Hardcastle received GUKPT Leeds for £72,200 ($98,836) and completed third within the GUKPT Grand Closing for £110,300 ($146,734).
Now we have a sneaking suspicion that 2022 could possibly be Hardcastle’s greatest 12 months but.
Jonathan Proudfoot doesn’t play many dwell poker tournaments however why would you enterprise away out of your pc for those who had been a web based beast? The person from Durham now has greater than $8.8 million in on-line poker event winnings.
Our buddies at PocketFives have Proudfoot ranked twelfth on the earth proper now, though he was ranked as excessive as fourth globally throughout 2018. Proudfoot, referred to as “proudflop” on-line, has labored his approach up the poker hierarchy from micro-stakes proper as much as excessive rollers the place is each feared and revered.
He does have a handful of dwell outcomes on his poker CV, together with a career-best $31,595, which he collected for a tenth place end in a $3,000 No-Restrict Maintain’em 6-Handed occasion on the 2019 WSOP. If Proudfoot can tear himself away from his pc and enterprise into the world of dwell poker, count on massive issues from him.
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Steve Wilkie is presumably top-of-the-line poker event gamers that you’ve got by no means heard of, partly as a result of he now lives in the USA. In accordance with The Hendon Mob database, Wilkie’s first recorded dwell money was in a £220 buy-in event in April 2014. He additionally cashed within the GUKPT Goliath that 12 months however each dwell money since has been in the USA.
Wilkie received $231,980 from dwell poker MTTs in 2019, one other $77,683 in 2020, and adopted that up with $124,439 in 2021 earnings. He managed this regardless of frequenting the low-to-mid-stakes occasions.
He received the MSPT Denver Poker Open in November 2019 for $85,149 solely a few months after chopping a $1,100 Colorado Poker Championships event for $60,114.
September 2021 noticed Wilkie head to the Colorado Poker Championships once more. He banked $30,620 for a runner-up end in a $3,000 Excessive Curlerand $38,344 for a third-place end within the $1,450 Major Occasion.
Journeys to Las Vegas have confirmed fruitful if not spectacular. Nonetheless, every part factors in the direction of a significant rating coming Wilkie’s approach in 2022.
Benny Glaser is among the greatest blended recreation gamers on the planet, not solely in the UK and is all however assured extra success in 2022.
Final 12 months was Glaser’s greatest 12 months within the dwell poker world, with him accumulating $986,606 in winnings. He completed second within the $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. occasion on the WSOP for $341,274, ninth within the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E., and third within the $10,000 No-Restrict 2-7 Lowball Championship for one more $132,685. The most effective was but to come back as a result of Glaser netted his fourth WSOP bracelet when he took down the $10,000 Razz Championship.
There is no such thing as a doubt in our minds that Glaser might be there or thereabouts when the bracelets are awarded on the upcoming 2022 WSOP. Be careful for him on-line too as a result of he has an unbelievable file within the greatest occasions; Glaser received his sixth SCOOP title in 2021, for instance.
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Brandon Sheils is one other British participant to look out for through the subsequent 12 months. Sheils lately broke via the $1.5 million mark within the on-line world, and has been knocking on the door of a giant dwell consequence for some time now.
Sheils racked up 11 cashes on the 2021 WSOP whereas sustaining an insightful vlog the place he gave hand evaluation and was crystal clear about his winnings and losses. After returning house from the USA, Sheils closing desk bubbled the GUKPT Grand Closing in London. Count on Sheils to hit the dwell tables with renewed vigor over the approaching months.