WSOP 2021: PokerNews Staff Predictions (Part Two)

WSOP Predictions

The 2021 World Series of Poker starts tomorrow, and that means it's time for the annual PokerNews predictions. As always, these predictions have been split into two separate articles, so if you haven't read Part One why not go check it out!

This year sees nine members of the PokerNews team participating: Senior Content Manager Yori Epskamp, Senior Commercial Manager Ben Cundall, Executive Editor US Chad Holloway, Executive Editor EU Will Shillibier, Live Reporting Manager Shirley Ang, as well as staff editors Jon Sofen, Matthew Pitt, Geoff Fisk and Calum Grant.

So read on to see who will win between Negreanu and Hellmuth, how many women will win bracelets in 2021, and whether Doyle can recapture his bracelet-winning form!

Check Out the Full WSOP 2021 Schedule

The 2021 WSOP kicks off tomorrow, with 88 events scheduled from Oct. 30-Nov. 23

Who will win more this Series, Daniel Negreanu or Phil Hellmuth?

Yori Epskamp: Phil Hellmuth

Ben Cundall: Negreanu cashes for more, but I can see Hellmuth winning yet another bracelet.

Chad Holloway: Negreanu will win more by virtue of playing the bigger buy-in tournaments, but I think it’ll be Hellmuth capturing a bracelet first.

Will Shillibier: Flipping a coin...Hellmuth. But both having successful summers will be good for poker.

Shirley Ang: Daniel. He’s giving his fans another chance to buy stakes in him and I am rooting for them!

Jon Sofen: Negreanu, and it won't even be close.

Matthew Pitt: We all know Negreanu is desperate for another bracelet, so I'm going to say him.

Geoff Fisk: Hellmuth will get more cashes, but Negreanu will win more money

Calum Grant: Phil Hellmuth

Daniel Negreanu vs Phil Hellmuth
Will their grudge match continue to the felt of the WSOP?

How many events will Doyle Brunson play, and how many will he cash in?

Yori Epskamp: 1 event, 0 cashes

Ben Cundall: 1 event, 1 cash

Chad Holloway: 3 events, 1 cash

Will Shillibier: 5 events, 3 cashes

Shirley Ang: 12 events, 6 cashes

Jon Sofen: 2 events, 0 cashes - a dozen deserving standing ovations.

Matthew Pitt: 2 events, 0 cashes

Geoff Fisk: 5 events, 2 cashes - a deep run in the Hall of Fame event.

Calum Grant: 3 events, 0 cashes

Doyle Brunson
Will the poker legend make a triumphant return to the WSOP this year?

Which former WSOP Main Event champ will add to their gold bracelet collection?

Yori Epskamp: Ryan Riess

Ben Cundall: Joe McKeehen

Chad Holloway: Damian Salas

Will Shillibier: Phil Hellmuth

Shirley Ang: Joe McKeehen

Jon Sofen: None

Matthew Pitt: Chris "Jesus" Ferguson

Geoff Fisk: Erik Seidel

Calum Grant: Phil Hellmuth

Erik Seidel
Will there be a live WSOP bracelet to go with Seidel's online bracelet from earlier this year?

Who will win the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship?

Yori Epskamp: Bryce Yockey - it's the redemption arc poker fans need!

Ben Cundall: Benny Glaser

Chad Holloway: Doyle Brunson

Will Shillibier: How can you say anyone besides Michael Mizrachi?

Shirley Ang: Benny Glaser

Jon Sofen: Michael Mizrachi

Matthew Pitt: Doyle Brunson

Geoff Fisk: Bryce Yockey

Calum Grant: Shaun Deeb

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Bryce Yockey
Will Yockey finally get his hands on the Poker Players Championship crown?

How many ladies will get heads-up, and how many will win bracelets?

Yori Epskamp: 3 heads-up, 3 bracelet wins

Ben Cundall: 2 heads-up, 2 bracelet wins

Chad Holloway: 5 heads-up, 5 bracelet wins

Will Shillibier: 5 heads-up, 3 bracelet wins

Shirley Ang: 7 heads-up, 3 bracelet wins

Jon Sofen: 5 heads-up, 3 bracelet wins

Matthew Pitt: 0 heads-up, 0 bracelet wins

Geoff Fisk: 8 heads-up, 4 bracelet wins

Calum Grant: 2 heads-up, 1 bracelet win

Kristen Bicknell
Kristen Bicknell has won three bracelets, including one during the 2020 WSOP Online

How many entries will the $250,000 Super High Roller get and who will win?

Yori Epskamp: 86 entries, Mikita Badziakouski

Ben Cundall: 130 entries, Stephen Chidwick

Chad Holloway: 24 entries, Mikita Badziakouski

Will Shillibier: 57 entries, Michael Addamo

Shirley Ang: 64 entries, Michael Addamo

Jon Sofen: 49 entries, Nick Petrangelo

Matthew Pitt: 45 entries, Isaac Haxton

Geoff Fisk: 40 entries, Dan Smith

Calum Grant: 41 entries, Dan Colman

Michael Addamo
Addamo is riding a wave of success in 2021. Will that include a WSOP bracelet?

Any other bold predictions?

Yori Epskamp: A notable pro will get 86'd for life from all Caesars properties for getting caught with a fake vax card.

Ben Cundall: Loads of pre-Black Friday legends will turn up to play.

Chad Holloway: Hellmuth will win bracelet No. 16. Also, given it’s NFL season, someone will win a bracelet but let the top prize ride on a football bet!

Will Shillibier: NFL season will make Vegas an even crazier destination than usual, and the effects will be heard at the WSOP.

Shirley Ang: A PokerNews employee is going to win the Casino Employees event to start the WSOP off with a big bang!

Jon Sofen: Mark my words, the WSOP is going to be MUCH bigger than the naysayers think.

Matthew Pitt: I have a sneaky feeling Tony G will rock up to Vegas and cause a bit of a stir.

Geoff Fisk: This will be the most unpredictable WSOP of all time.

Calum Grant: Anti-vaxx rallies will be held outside the WSOP.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the start of the PokerNews WSOP Live Updates that start with Event #1: $500 Casino Employeees on Thursday, September 30.

  • Check out Part Two of the PokerNews WSOP Staff Predictions! Will Doyle win a bracelet? Who wins the Poker Players Championship?

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