True Facts about the WSOP

Whether you play it around your kitchen table on a Saturday evening or you just catch a few hands on Betfair Online Casino while on the train, poker is one of those games that just about anyone can enjoy. And if you think you’re particularly good at poker, there’s only one event where you can really put your money where your mouth is, and that’s the World Series! Established in 1970, over the years just about every famous poker player has proven themselves either by dominating the main event or by scoring an impressive number of bracelets (usually both) and there have been some real stars over the year.

Probably the most famous poker player of the World Series, Phil Hellmuth currently has the most bracelet wins under his belt of any one to attend the WSOP with 14 to his name. The Poker Brat is something of a controversial figure in poker with most pointing out that he has a nasty temper, but you can’t argue with success! Most would say that the three players in joint second are equally worth of the attention, Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson and Phil Ivey, all of whom have won ten bracelets each. Interestingly, Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson have very different approaches to their bracelets, Brunson didn’t even bother to collect two of his while Chan keeps his locked up safe. Phil Ivey, on the other hand, is a bit of an oddity as he’s never won the main event but is still consistently regarded as one of the best poker players playing today who has been notably absent of late. He confirmed recently that he would be playing in WSOP 2018 so we could well see him claiming more bracelets!

If there’s ever a year to be trying for a bracelet, 2018 has got to be it with the most bracelet events ever held with 78 up for grabs! For the time at the WSOP, there are even a record 13 bracelet events after the main event and represent a great opportunity for a player not in the main event to still cash. Over the 50 years of the event, a number of amazing and surprising things have occurred with a few of the major ones listed in the infographic below! Need to impress your friends with your WSOP trivia? Look no further!


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