WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller Kicks Off; Ivey, Negreanu and Kenney All Enter
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The largest buy-in event of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was always going to attract a star-studded field. And as cards got in the air in Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller earlier today, the assembled rail wasn't short of players to watch.
A field of almost two dozen players featured High Roller regulars, poker legends and some complete unknowns looking to come out on top in what promises to be one of the smallest bracelet fields of the summer.
Big Names and Unknowns in the Field
Phil Ivey, fresh from his runner-up finish in the $100,000 High Roller, was one of the players seated when cards were int he air and he was joined by the likes of defending champion Adrian Mateos, Alex Foxen, Chris Brewer, GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon and Christoph Vogelsang.
Other players perhaps less familiar to poker fans included Masashi Oya, hotel magnate Nilesh Patel, business woman Kathy Lehne and Liron Shimon.
Negreanu Ready for High Stakes Deepstacked Poker
One of the first players seated was GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu who says that he was ready for some deepstacked poker right from the get-go.
"...people are going to be in the streets as they say!"
"This is a big one!" he told PokerNews "$250,000 and what's unique about it is that it's a really good structure, as opposed to some others for some reason. That means people are going to be in the streets as they say!
"Just really, really deepstacked poker right from the bat!"
Negreanu has a fairly good record when it comes to buy-ins of $250,000 and above, finishing second in the 2014 Big One for One Drop and also as runner-up in the c2018 Super High Roller Bowl for combined cashes of over $11 million.
He told PokerNews that his line on entries was 40 and that the field should be a good one.
"From what I've heard this is going to be a good turnout. I've heard there are some players from New York or wherever that maybe I've never seen before. The first guy that sat down I've never seen him before in my life!
"I'm looking right now and it's probably going to be a good one."
One player that he was certain to recognize was David Peters who also has a lengthy poker resume when it comes to high-stakes poker tournaments.
From Macau to Cyprus, South Korea to here in the United States, the four-time WSOP bracelet winner has a huge selection of cashes in $250,000+ tournaments, but says that even then an event like this makes him excited to play.
"There are a lot of great players [...] It should be a lot of fun!"
"There's definitely a little more excitement," he said. "A really big tournament like this, especially with it being a WSOP event. There are a lot of great players, a lot of people we don't get to play with that much. It should be a lot of fun."
While this event was always going to be on Peters' 2022 WSOP agenda, he says that this one definitely stood out to him from others.
"It's definitely the one I'm looking at the most when I'm looking at the schedule. The one I'm getting most excited for and trying to prepare the most for. It's definitely a special tournament."
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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.
In this Series
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- 2 Bally's & Paris: Your Guide to the New Home of the World Series of Poker (WSOP)
- 3 Negreanu, Deeb (as Expected) Highest Bids in $25k WSOP Fantasy Draft
- 4 WSOP Transportation Guide: Riding the Las Vegas Strip Monorail
- 5 Let the Games Begin: 2022 WSOP is Officially Underway
- 6 Phil Hellmuth Misses 2022 WSOP Opener After Bout of Traveler's Diarrhea
- 7 Kenney, Schindler & Imsirovic Arrive at 2022 WSOP Despite Recent Cheating Allegations
- 8 Phil Ivey is Back! Poker G.O.A.T. Cashes First 2022 WSOP Event
- 9 Baltimore Raven Calais Campbell at WSOP: "We Have Super Bowl Potential"
- 10 2022 WSOP Featured Females: Katie Kopp Becomes Bally's First-Ever Bracelet Winner
- 11 WSOP Player of the Year Race One Week In: Defending Champ Arieh Off and Running
- 12 ClubGG Offers Bubble Protection For Eight 2022 WSOP Events
- 13 Doyle Brunson Skipping 2022 WSOP Due to COVID-19 Concerns
- 14 Retired NBA Star Paul Pierce Allegedly Won't Pay His Poker Debts
- 15 Scott Seiver Pays $43k to Enter $1k WSOP Event, Fails to Cash
- 16 2022 WSOP Featured Females: Lara Eisenberg Talks Poker's Impact on Dementia
- 17 2022 WSOP Hands of the Week: Depaulo vs. Hellmuth, a Pure One Outer & a Royal Flush
- 18 Reigning World Champ Koray Aldemir Quietly Crushing it at 2022 WSOP
- 19 2022 WSOP Player of the Week 2: Jeremy Ausmus Wins Third Bracelet in 9 Months
- 20 Hellmuth Controversy at WSOP: Poker Brat's Chips Swiped on Break
- 21 Security Mistakenly Tries to Kick Out Neymar Jr. After He Cashes First WSOP Event
- 22 Breaking News: Phil Ivey Closing in on Elusive 11th WSOP Bracelet Tonight
- 23 Doyle Brunson Becomes a WPT Ambassador, Might Play WSOP Main Event
- 24 World Series of Daniel's? Zack, Weinman (But Not Negreanu) Lead POY Race
- 25 WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller Kicks Off; Ivey, Negreanu and Kenney All Enter
- 26 Ali Imsirovic Busts WSOP $250K Super High Roller on Brutal Cooler
- 27 Cruising in the $250k, Is 2022 One of Phil Ivey's Best WSOP's Ever?
- 28 Runner-Runner Bad Beat Tilts Negreanu; Poker Star Out of WSOP $250k
- 29 Navy Vet Reps Military Charity During WSOP Salute to Warriors Event
- 30 2022 WSOP Featured Females: Meet Wendeen Eolis, 1st Woman to Ever Cash Main Event
- 31 Dan Zack Still Leads WSOP POY Race; Ivey, Deeb within Striking Distance
- 32 888poker Pro Ian Simpson Gears Up for 2022 WSOP Main Event
- 33 Poker Players Who Have Defended Their WSOP Bracelet
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- 35 Poker Player Wins WSOP Main Event Satty in His Sleep...Literally