Sunday, May 13, 2007

Early Odds on Making WSOP Main Event Final Tables Released

UK Betting firm Blue Square has just released its early line on poker players favored to make the final table at this year's WSOP, which makes one think that any one of these individual lines is a bad bet, considering no one knows how big the field will turn out to be anyway.

Anyhow, here's how Blue Square tabs its favorites at the present time:

20:1
Phil Ivey

33:1
Daniel Negreanu
Carlos Mortensen
Allen Cunningham

40:1
Phil Hellmuth
Howard Lederer
Antonio Esfandiari
Michael Mizrachi
JC Tran
Erik Seidel
Johnny Chan

50:1
Chris Ferguson
Barry Greenstein
Dan Harrington
Gus Hansen
Doyle Brunson
Ted Forrest
John Juanda
Scott Fischman
Scotty Nguyen
Erick Lindgren
Joe Hachem
John 'World' Hennigan

The rest of the names you might recognize have higher odds. Best women's chances are placed on Jennifer Harman at 66:1, the same as given to previous WSOP winner Greg Raymer, TJ Cloutier, Gavin Smith and many others. The 250:1 category seems to be the 'grab bag' level for any recognizable names that Blue Square thinks will garner action but don't have large chances; this group includes former winners Rob Varkonyi, Jamie Gold and Chris Moneymaker, along with players such as Shannon Elizabeth, Jennifer Tilly and Steve Dannenmann.

Odds like these make great argument starters, don't you think?

1 comment:

joeblack said...

I disagree with all these lines.. there will be over 45,000 players in this years WSOP.. odds of Phil Ivey making the Final Table at least 200:1