The 2010 World Series of Poker is just days from opening its doors to the masses of poker hopefuls looking to win that bracelet and take home the cash. The biggest names in poker will be at the Rio this summer looking for the title to add to their resume and a piece of the enormous prize pools.
Not playing all the events but looking for a way to cash in? Plenty of top players are offering shares in their events over on ChipMeUp. This is your chance to have a sweat and get in on the action.
Here's a list of just a few of the top players you can buy shares in now!
1. Tony G
Tony G has been a high stakes poker player for many years now and thrives in the high buy-in events. Last year Tony came 10th in Event #2 ($40k buyin) and won $172,000 and also placed 13th in the $50k HORSE. Could this be the year Tony takes home WSOP gold?
2. Tom McEvoy
McEvoy is a Team PokerStars Pro and has 4 WSOP bracelets in his collection. In 1983, he took down the $1,000 Limit Hold'em event for $117,000. A few days later, he went on to win the Main Event, cashing for $540,000. Other bracelet wins were in the $1,000 Limit Razz event in 1986 and in 1992's $1,500 Omaha Limit High event. And just last year, McEvoy won the Champions Invitational at the 40th annual World Series of Poker.
3. Dario Alioto
Alioto's first major success in poker came at the European Poker Tour Main Event, where he finished in 7th place and earned €52,000. Later, he won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the £5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe earning £234,390.
4. Robert Cheung
Robert has total live tournament winnings over $1.2 millions in four years with 7 wins including a WSOP bracelet in 2007. Up for grabs this year is a piece of Robert's WSOP Event #52 ($25k 6-max) action.
5. Brandon Adams
A FullTilt Poker Pro and a high stakes cash game player. Brandon gained a lot of notoriety by beating Sammy Farha out of $1 million in a Pot Limit Omaha cash game.
6. Rayan "rkruok" Nathan
Rayan "rkuok" Nathan is currently still the largest money winner on ChipMeUp and is in fine form after finishing 7th on the PokerStars SCOOP leaderboard for 2010. He has built up some good experience at the World Series over the past few years and is certainly due for a very deep run in at least one of the tournaments this year.
7. Steve Dunkelberg
Steve cashed in last year's WSOP Main Event, and has been absolutely smashing it lately in online tournaments. His profit statistics are arguably the best on ChipMeUp and is a proven long term winner.
Pocket Fives triple crown winner and winner of an FTOPS Event 2007 for $102,000. Garrett will be looking to convert his online success into a big live win.
Be sure to add these players to your ChipMeUp watchlist so you'll be notified when they create a new event. This ensures you'll never miss out on buying a share.