The names to watch at the 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP)

The 2012 WSOP event is approaching fast, and as just like in all tournaments, there are always favorites to carry the prize. This article will review players who have a chance to taking top prizes on the basis of their past performances. The players were picked by Kevin Macphee, David Kitai, Jason Mercier, William Reynolds, and David Williams. The aforementioned are distinguished professionals in their own right and between them; they have won over $24.5 million in live tournaments and much more playing poker online.

Calvin Anderson.

Calvin Anderson plays the highest stakes mixed games and is one of the best players on the 2-7 skills. Poker analyst considers him as the best 2-7 player in the internet. Last year, he won two SCOOPs. Calvin is a top notch mixed player and as earned respect among his fellow players. He goes by the user name “cal42688” online.

Stephen Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick attained fame in the internet community by winning over a hundred WSOP seats online at only eighteen years of age. He is incredibly smart at playing mixed games. He is a former student of David Baker most commonly known as “Bakes” in the poker community. He goes by the user name “stevie444”.

Jim Collopy

Jim Collopy has been playing poker ever since he was fifteen years of age. He too plays mixed games. He is adept at playing Razz and Stud at the highest level. He uses the user-name “MrBigQueso” online.

Tristan Clemencon

A French national, Tristan is a very good tournament player and he is always motivated to emerge as the top player. Last year was his first year in Las Vegas, and he played a lot of tournaments including a $50,000 8-game series. Last year was his first year, and definitely he will more fired up this year round.

Hugo Lemaire

Hugo too is a French national tournament player. He made a name for himself playing on the .com sites, and this gives him an edge when it comes to playing with American players. He is excellent at changing gears, and the fact that he only plays to win makes him a formidable player.

Joel Benzinou

The year has not started on a bright note for Joel Benzinou. He has not had success in the tournament he has played in this year always loosing with the aces and the kings. The fact that he is always near the top will motivate him to aim for the highest prize.

Kyle Julius

Kyle Julius started the year well finishing at the second position at the PCA. He is an intelligent player and will be one of the players to watch out for.

David “Doc” Sands

David has been playing good poker and has thus obtained respect from his peers. He had an impressive ran at the Main Event last year. A player who has attained respect among his peers is definitely a player to watch out for.

Alexander Kostritsyn

Alexander, a Russian player understands his game well and is one of the players that is difficult to play against. He is quite tough to play against in mixed games.

Isaac Baron

Isaac Baron is a player who likes to keep a low profile and thus he is not well known among poker fans, but to his fellow peers, he is a player not to be taken lightly. Few years ago, he had earned the unofficial tag as the best tournament player in the world.

Eric Froehlich

Eric is currently one of the best players in the world. Although, he has had some bad luck, in some of the tournaments he has played so far, he is a hard nut to crack and it is not long before lady luck smiles on him.

Casino cheers will keep you in the know on the progress of the players, and others not mentioned when the tournament starts. Watch this space.