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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

Once again, it’s hard to believe that the 48th Annual World Series of Poker is almost here. The  2017 WSOP doors officially open Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino. Every year at about this time, the staff at the Texas Poker Store starts checking out all the new players who may be the ones to keep our eyes on. And this year is no different.

We’re certain that most of the big-time players will be there, including Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu, Phil “The Brat” Hellmuth, Phil “The Tiger Woods of Poker” Ivey, Eric “Sly” Seidel, Fedor Holz, and more. But the newbies to watch out for are serious about their game and will more than likely be a force to reckon with.

The Newbies that we’re watching are:Johanssy Joseph

Johanssy Joseph – With just north of a million dollars in live cashes to his name, and more than a dozen cashes already this year, Joseph is planning on playing most tournaments that are $1,55 or less because his track record shows that to be his most successful road to travel.

Will BerryWill Berry – Coming fresh from a sweet win at the inaugural Main Event at the March 2017 Hard Rock Tulsa Circuit, taking home slightly more than $180,000 and his very first Circuit ring, Berry is feeling his oats and has scheduled himself for several events. And, Berry says he’s ready to try his measured style at this year’s Main Event

Alex RochaAlex Rocha – Having studied and learned well by closely watching Phil Ivey, Rocha has certainly learned well. With slightly over a million and a half in live tournament cashes, Rocha is most definitely a very accomplished player and one to keep your eyes on.


Jim "JJ" JuvancicJim “JJ” Juvancic – He has won a total of more than half a million dollars in live earnings and likes to be diverse in his poker game. He has won WSOP Circuit Rings in H.O.R.S.E. and PLO. Plus, he has scored wins in Stud Poker as well as PLO8 and, of course, has several final table finishes throughout the WSOP Circuit.


Josh ReichardJosh Reichard – Reichard has been around for a while, with his first score coming in Las Vegas at the $185 No-Limit Holdem II back in 2012. There he got his first blood win, taking 25th place for $829. Since then, he has amassed just over half a million dollars and is planning to add to that at the 2017 WSOP.

In the words of “The Police,” all I can say to these guys is; Every Move you make, Every Single Day, Every Game You Play, I’ll be watching you. Will you be watching too?

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

There are very few people that impress us with what they are capable of. Johnny Manziel has impressed us with his incredible athletic abilities on the gridiron. Paul McCartney continues to amaze us with his musical brilliance and his continuing endurance under the bright lights of any stage. Rafael Nadal has blown our minds in all of his thirteen Grand Slam wins.

And in our world of poker, “Dolly” Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, Stu Ungar among many others, have all been an overwhelming inspiration holding our attention on poker all these many years. Phil ‘The Brat” Hellmut, with his 13 WSOP championship bracelets, has been one of our all-time favorites at the poker tables. Daniel “The Kid” Negreanu with his six WSOP bracelets, has awed us on more than one occasion. Daniel Negreanu at 2014 WSOP

But time moves on and favorites are bound to eventually fall. We’ve already told you about the dramatic loss endured by Phil Hellmuth, and now we have the latest loss, suffered yesterday by Negreanu when Paul Volpe took away his chances for a seventh bracelet by defeating him in Event #13: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship.

Paul Volte takes bracelet and title away from Daniel NegreanuThis was Volpe’s first bracelet, first WSOP final table. He walked away with $253,524 while Negreanu can still smile while adding another $156,674 to his poker winnings.

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