PokerNews Op-Ed: WSOP Opens Door for “New” Poker Triple Crown
For years, poker’s Triple Crown has remained constant. A participant should win titles on the three main poker excursions: the World Sequence of Poker (WSOP), the World Poker Tour (WPT) and the European Poker Tour (EPT).
Nevertheless, the current announcement from the WSOP of three festivals in 2021 opens the door to the potential of a brand new or maybe only a completely different Triple Crown.
PokerNews Govt Editor Will Shillibier breaks down what this would possibly appear like.
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From Gavin Griffin to 2021
The Triple Crown is without doubt one of the most elusive accolades in poker. In reality, extra males have walked on the floor of the moon than have gained poker’s Triple Crown.
Gavin Griffin’s victory within the 2008 WPT Borgata Winter Open didn’t simply internet him a cool $1.4m in prize cash. He wrote his identify into poker historical past as the primary Triple Crown winner after profitable the EPT Grand Closing in 2007 and a $3,000 Pot Restrict Maintain’em WSOP bracelet in 2004.
Quick ahead 13 years and Roberto Romanello turned the ninth participant to attain the feat; to this point the one participant whose Triple Crown included an On-line WSOP bracelet.
The WSOP Trifecta
On-line bracelets have been held alongside the WSOP in Las Vegas each summer time since 2015. From 2015 to 2019, a complete of 18 gamers have gained their bracelets this fashion. Nevertheless, 2021 was the primary time on-line bracelets have been gained in a pageant all of their very own, each on WSOP.com and GGPoker.
So what does this need to do with Triple Crowns? Properly, this 12 months options three separate festivals the place poker gamers can hope to get their arms on essentially the most coveted poker prize – a gold WSOP bracelet.
|WSOP On-line||July 1st onwards||WSOP.com & GGPoker|
|WSOP||September 30-November 23||Rio All-Suites Lodge & On line casino, Las Vegas, United States|
|WSOP Europe||November 19-December 8||King’s Resort, Rozvadov, Czech Republic|
Who’s In With a Likelihood?
It could actually be wonderful to see a participant win a bracelet at every pageant in 2021, though the probabilities of this can be astronomical!
Subsequently it is extra probably that we see a participant full the Triple Crown of profitable a reside, on-line and Europe WSOP bracelet. By our counts, there are at present 40 gamers who’re one bracelet away from changing into the primary to win the WSOP Triple Crown.
|# of Gamers|
|Wants On-line||23 (incl. Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari, Bertrand Grospellier)|
|Wants WSOP Europe||16 (incl. Likelihood Kornuth, Upeshka De Silva, Kristen Bicknell, Fedor Holz)|
|Wants WSOP||1 (Anson Tsang)|
Here’s a full desk of gamers and which bracelet they require to finish the Triple Crown. It needs to be famous that each Daniel Negreanu and Jeff Lisandro have gained WSOP APAC bracelets, so in concept, have already accomplished a reside model of the WSOP Triple Crown.
|Upeshka De Silva||X||X|
|J. P. Kelly||X||X|
What Do You Assume?
So what do you suppose? Will you be cheering on Dnegs to WSOP On-line success in 2021? Will you be hoping Anson Tsang heads to America to seize his third bracelet? Or do you suppose the concept is a load of garbage. Tell us within the feedback under!