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Posted 17 May 2008 - 02:36 PM

So, excluding the obvious picks that everyone is going to choose, who else do you like?On looks alone, Chad Batista gets as much action as he wants in real life... He seems to be made for events like the WSOP. Kinda burning up a pick on him since he may not play too many events other than NLHE, but I picked him anyway.
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 05:28 PM

I take Bill Edler every year. He plays a lot of events and goes deep often.
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 10:22 PM

Maybe it's a common pick after last year, but Michael Binger's hard to avoid picking.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 11:34 PM

Robert Mizrachi?

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 12:05 AM

This year I went w/ guys who I thought were due for a breakout WSOP, even though they're probably somewhat standards. Hence, E-Dog high on the list (I have him winning a bracelet and barely missing a 2nd) and Todd Brunson (just a weird hunch).
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:22 AM

You'd be a fool not to pick Paul Magriel

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:12 AM

Being that the list isn't super heavy on Hold Em events, I tried to go with the best all around players. I guess my non-standard pick was JC Tran.My list:SeidelNegreanuTranForrestHansenLindgrenCunninghamIveyBenyamineGreenstein
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:31 AM

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 12:30 PM

I also went with Michael Binger. I was very close to picking Gavin Smith as he is also due sometime soon.Humberto Brenes or Chad Brown would'nt be bad picks as they have both been really consistent the last few years.Gavin Griffin?
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:00 PM

IMO, you should go with non hold'em guys since the pool is geared towards the high buy in events. Also guys who will play a lot of those events. My short list as of now in no particular order:Daniel NegreanuDavid ChiuTed ForrestJohn HenniganPhil IveyBarry GnreenstienMike Matusow (Crazy I know :-)Allen CunnninghamJohn JuandaScotty Nguyen Notice a trend with all these guys. These are all guys who've been around before the internet boom and have grinded in cash mixed games for years. All can play stud games, all can play flop games well. I'm predicting smaller fields in the bigger buy in events which suits this group well.
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 06:46 PM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on Sunday, May 18th, 2008, 5:00 PM, said:

IMO, you should go with non hold'em guys since the pool is geared towards the high buy in events. Also guys who will play a lot of those events. My short list as of now in no particular order:Daniel NegreanuDavid ChiuTed ForrestJohn HenniganPhil IveyBarry GnreenstienMike Matusow (Crazy I know :-)Allen CunnninghamJohn JuandaScotty Nguyen Notice a trend with all these guys. These are all guys who've been around before the internet boom and have grinded in cash mixed games for years. All can play stud games, all can play flop games well. I'm predicting smaller fields in the bigger buy in events which suits this group well.
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:34 PM

I based my list on frequent top finished, atleast in the televised events i've seen, and then its clearly going to be the big horse event that settles the score. My list looks like this:Daniel NegreanuMike Matusow Dave Ulliot Andy Bloch Doyle Brunson Ted Forrest John Juanda Minh Ly Humberto Brenes Gavin GriffinDoyle, Mike and Andy is solely because of the horse event. Then i went with Juanda because he plays lots of diff events. Ulliot usually makes it deep in the omaha eventsHumberto is clearly the NL hold'em money man, along with gavin griffin (who have been playing a lot of horse at PS)Daniel, you gotta destroy the stud games! Well Ted too, but as far as i know you still owe little matt a finale table trip, so you have first prio :)Minh Ly is my out of the pack pick, i think. He just seems to be everywhere without ever being noticed.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:21 PM

I always liked watching Juanda play just because his style is more pre-flop and different from a lot of the pro's, but I haven't seen much from him lately... has he been playing cash games or just hasn't had a big score in a while?

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:55 PM

FWIW, my list:Allen CunninghamErick LindgrenDaniel NegreanuDavid PhamChris FergusonPhil IveyPhil HellmuthTom DwanBarry GreensteinTodd BrunsonI dunno....the Hellmuth and Pham picks kinda worry me now that I realize there's not as many hold 'em events that are being scored. -shrug-
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:55 PM

I think Chip Reese is a good sleeper pick.too soon?

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:27 AM

View PostXXEddie, on Monday, May 19th, 2008, 2:55 AM, said:

I think Chip Reese is a good sleeper pick.too soon?
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:27 AM

Matt Hawrilenko and Justin Bonomo FTW.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 03:18 AM

Dammit stop posting your picks until the deadline is over. You are going to stop everyone wasting their picks on NL "specialists"Mike Matusow is on my list, I went on the amount of mixed games and tournies they played, Daniel had to go and give tips though.a few wierd picks on my list and one crazy one, imo anyway
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 06:54 AM

DNDavid ChiuTed ForrestJohn Hennigan Phil Ivey Barry GreenstienMike Matusow Allen Cunningham John Juanda Scotty NguyenI guessing these guys would be the standard picks and anyone else would be considered a non standard pick.




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