The 2019 WSOP tournament is here again, and we are set to see the best players on set battling for the grand prize money. In this article, YourPokerDream will be highlighting the best American players to watch out for during the event.

Even though the biggest stars in poker will command lots of attention in their aim to win bracelets, this annual event is here to showcase some new players who deserve recognition to win the WSOP bracelet.

Last year, players who are not the biggest stars, “wooed” everyone. For instance, Jonathan Tamayo a poker player was the only one at the final table of the event but reached only the 10th place in the Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em (30 Minute Levels). Other players such as Eddie Blumenthal, Shirley Rosario, Nick Pupillo and Aaron Johnson — all got big cash prizes but couldn’t attain top-level success.

Again, we are going to cover some breakout stars; the three American players that are going to be listed here have found success on the American tournament circuit. They are the players to watch out for in this year’s WSOP tournament.

Michael Perrone

Michael Perrone is one of the players to watch in the 2019 WSOP event.  Perrone is known to be a Pot-limit Omaha game player. It is necessary to note that he was invited to the LFG podcast recently.

Perrone emerged victorious in a field of 149 in the $600 PLO event at the WSOP-C Horseshoe Hammond, after successfully playing in a final of a short stack – he emerged winner of the prize cash of $21,485. He didn’t stop here. He went to play at the final table of the WSOP-C Tulsa Hard Rock $400 PLO.

No doubt, Perrone will be packing as much PLOs in the Las Vegas plan, even though it won’t permit him to feature at the Rio.

When it comes to bracelets, Perrone is aiming to win the $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha, and also the $1,500 PLO Bounty. It is also necessary to know that Perrone won a Wynn event for $26,000 back in 2016. He will be hoping to add the 2019 WSOP bracelet to his ranks.

Kou Vang

Kou Vang has been enjoying great success for some time now in the Midwest, after winning six-figure cash prizes time-after-time. No doubt, this year looks to be another year to add to his ranks as he has already earned more than $200,000 in cash.

Vang participated and got the second-place finish in the Mid-States Poker Tour and WSOP Circuit over the past seven months. He also reached the fifth-place at the Heartland Poker Tour.  Additionally, he was placed second at the WSOP-C Tulsa Hard Rock Main Event that paid out $132,930.

Even though he hails from Minnesota, he will be scheduling his time between the Rio and the Venetian, with 23-25 bracelet events most at his plans this year.

Steve Buell

Another player to watch out for in the American Circuit is Steve Buell. He has had a late push but has emerged as one of the top 50 poker players at the moment.

According to PokerNews, Steve values a mental break to prep for the WSOP, which means that he plans to go for a fishing trip in Canada with his family after the 2019 WSOP event. It is necessary to know that Steve Buell has accumulated more than $640,000 in cash without any single score being for more than five figures

Steve also cashed in the WSOP Main Event three years in a row: $22,648 (2016), $31,170 (2017), and $21,750 – these wins make up the three of his seven most significant amounts of cash he has achieved.

In the 2019 WSOP, he will be looking to add another prize bracelet to his ranks.


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· Published 23.05.2019 · last updated 21.06.2019

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