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:
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?