WSOP 2021: PokerNews Staff Predictions (Part Two)
Table Of Contents
- Who will win more this Series, Daniel Negreanu or Phil Hellmuth?
- How many events will Doyle Brunson play, and how many will he cash in?
- Which former WSOP Main Event champ will add to their gold bracelet collection?
- Who will win the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship?
- How many ladies will get heads-up, and how many will win bracelets?
- How many entries will the $250,000 Super High Roller get and who will win?
- Any other bold 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.