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World Series of Poker is the Big Deal

Jonathan Duhamel is top ranked.

It really is the biggest event of the entire year as far as poker is concerned. In the land that has eschewed online poker (at least up to this point) the WSOP will kickoff in 10 days. Over the course of two months over 60 events will be held including a $1 million buy-in charity event that will yield the biggest first place poker prize ever. In what is considered to be the gambler’s Mecca and a magnificent showcase for poker, entertainment and all around good times, Las Vegas will host some of the best and worst poker players on this Earth. All of whom want to take home a large cash prize and one of the coveted WSOP gold bracelets.

Latest Rankings

The latest BLUFF Poker Rankings are out.  Here they are with the change being noted after the player and their winnings.

(1) Jonathan Duhamel – 1,380.38
(2) Will Failla – 1,371.94
(3) Marvin Rettenmaier – 1,306.75
(4) Bertrand Grospellier – 1,237.91
(5) Steve O’Dwyer – 1,175.57
(6) Shawn Buchanan – 1,150.39
(7) Chris Moorman – 1,097.48
(8) Ben Lamb – 1,073.18
(9) Sam Trickett – 1,045.90 (+1)
(10) Vanessa Selbst – 1,037.60 (-1)
(11) Daniel Negreanu – 1,007.97 (+1)
(12) Eugene Katchalov – 1,002.82 (+1)
(13) Matt Waxman – 996.74 (-2)
(14) Pius Heinz – 971.79
(15) Elio Fox – 943.85
(16) Oleksii Kovalchuk – 914.17
(17) Jason Mercier – 905.22
(18) Philipp Gruissem – 901.48
(19) Andrew Badecker – 888.05
(20) David Sands – 879.25 (not ranked)

$25,000 WPT Championship

It’s important to note that the $25,000 WPT Championship will be held just prior to the WSOP and that these top players will be playing in that event, which means ranking can certainly change even at that point.

Sam Trickett could be poised to make a move.

Also of note, the WSOP may give those ranked between 21 and 30 the chance to move up. Five of the ten in those slots have won at least one WSOP event.  That would mean that some in the top 20 would be deposed.

This Week’s Changes

The biggest change involved someone who has been going through some major changes over the past few weeks. The one new player in this week’s top 20 had recently been listed amongst these elite players, but he fell out of the high echelon this past week.

David Sands has had a rough month.

That’s David ‘Doc’ Sands, who about a month ago was sixth and then a few weeks ago 20th. Last week he fell out of the top 20, being replaced for one week by Justin Young. This week Sands is back and Young is out.

Looking for A Good Run

A good run by many of these players that includes a big win can send them up the ladder quickly. These are top pros all of whom have good and bad weeks. Stay tuned as the big money is around the corner for many of these world class players.

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