Escazu, Costa Rica (PressExposure) April 20, 2009 -- Who is the greatest poker player alive? Is it 11-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth? Is it Doyle Brunson, arguably the most recognizable player in the game? What about Phil Ivey, who many consider to boast the best all-around game? With the 2009 WSOP now just a few weeks away, the tournament seriesâ Media Director, Nolan Dalla examined who should be crowned the greatest poker player alive in a recent exclusive article to PokerNewsDaily.com.
In Dallaâs opinion, the best player alive may still be unknown, as hard as that may be to fathom for many veterans of the game. He wrote, âI predict that in just a few years, the greatest poker player alive is very likely to be someone, somewhere out there now who is living in one of the 150 nations where online poker is played. Heâs putting in incalculable hours of poker playing, day and night, on his home computer.â Armed with a computer, two or more monitors, and 20-tabling around the clock, this unknown poker player may have played as many hands as Johnny Chan in his career by the time heâs old enough to rent a car.
The poker news world has been buzzing about the Million Dollar Challenge between Tom âdurrrrâ Dwan and Patrik Antonius. The Durrrr Challenge, according to Dalla, may represent the worldâs up and coming players slowly claiming the title as the best alive. He explained, âIf the torch has not quite been passed, it has most certainly been lit. That flame in the distance is approaching fast and is going to end up burning a lot of unsuspecting people caught up in the past.â When many online poker players began watching the game unfold on television in 2003, names like Daniel Negreanu, Allen Cunningham, and Layne Flack were considered to be the young guns. Now, players like Dwan, Brandon Cantu, Annette Obrestad, and Sorel Mizzi represent the new blood.
The 2009 WSOP features an action-packed slate of 57 events in nearly every genre of poker available. Registration is now open on the official website of the tournament series. The schedule for the 2009 WSOP Europe festivities was recently released and boasts four bracelet events between September 17th and October 1st from the Casino at the Empire in London. PokerNewsDaily.com was one of the first sites to report the dates for the upcoming event. Check out all of the details of the 2009 WSOP Europe event and donât forget to bookmark PokerNewsDaily.com for the latest from the Rio in Las Vegas beginning on May 27th.
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