This year is one the busiest and indeed one of the greatest years for British athletes as they prepare to fly the Island flag in the summer Olympics, but U.K representatives at the WSOP event are not doing a good job. The 2012 WSOP is the worst for British players in many years. At the 2012, WSOP approaches the halfway mark only Chris Bjorin is the only player to come close to victory. Other players have fallen flat on their face in their attempt to winning the golden bracelet. This many analyst has predicted that British players would finally come of age after impressive displays at the 2010 and 2011 WSOP events. At the 2010 event, eleven players made it to the final event, while in the 2011 event, thirteen players made it to the final. This year, only five players have made it to the final table, and none has been able to win a bracelet.
So what is the reason for the poor showing?
Poker is a game of wit where the best players carry the day. Every player has an equal chance of winning if they play their game wisely.
Nevertheless, a poor show must have a reason. The poor show of British players in attributed to…believe or not….injuries. Yes injuries. Britain brightest prospects Rupert Elder, and Liv Boeree could make it to the WSOP. Rupert broke his leg while Live snapped his ankle as he was doing some somersault. However, all is not lost some tournaments are yet to be played, and maybe just maybe the rest of the British players will rise to the occasion.