ESPN Fantasy League and WSOP 2013

  • This week is the start of World Series of Poker. Over 60 events will see millions of dollars be shared and poker history made.

  • Inevitably, the beginning of summer means the start of biggest poker tournament is the world – World Series of Poker is Las Vegas. All eyes are now on the players that entered the first events and looking to take down some big events.

    Also, ESPN Fantasy League will be running along for the eight consecutive year! Who would be in your team?

    Nuts of the week:

    Asia Millions sees 50 top players registered

    Right next week, before World Series of Poker becomes a complete craze, some of the best poker players like Jason Mercier, Johnathan Duhamel and a bunch of others have signed up to play in Asia Millions.

    This tournament runs 5-7 June in poker heaven of Asia, Macau. It is a $130.000 buy-in event. 50 players are already confirmed out of the expected 100. The list also includes Erik Seidel, Gus Hansen, John Juanda, Greg Merson and other well-known poker players.

    Antonio Esfandiari on Hellmuth

    WSOP has just started but already Phil Hellmuth has had some outbursts. Sometimes it seems it is just an acts, doesn’t it? Anyway, Antonio Esfandiari had his say about it and calls it implied value of Phil Hellmuth rants:

    ESPN Fantasy draft

    Everybody in the poker world knows that this Wednesday was the day they officially launched WSOP 2013. Along with each year’s series, there are also Fantasy Leagues where poker players and widely known members of the community pick their Magic team of 8 that they think will do best in WSOP.

    We already wrote about Negreanu’s $25k Fantasy draft.

    ESP Fantasy Poker League also features Daniel Negreanu but has more many familiar faces like ESPN’s Andre Feldman, Pokernews’ Chad Holloway, Jason Somerville, Matt Glantz, and Bluff’s Lance Bradley, Kevin ‘Kevmath’ Mathers, Chops, Josh Brikis and Eric Baldwin

    Each of them picked their team of poker players that they feel will do well in this year’s WSOP. Of course, Negreanu himself, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth all made the picks in round 1. But there are 8 rounds and thousands of players to choose from. Definitely not the easiest of tasks.

    Rounds 1-4

    Rounds 5-8

    We will bring you updates on how each team is doing as the WSOP gets into higher gears.