Where are the Pros? #3 – WSOP Edition!

Where are the Pros #3

It’s been a while since we last had a ‘Where are the Pros?’ here on Backdoor Quads, so we thought we’d take the time out this time to feature some Pros heading to Las Vegas for this year’s World Series of Poker, which starts this week.

George Danzer

A list of players heading to Vegas for the WSOP wouldn’t be complete without the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year. The German enjoyed 10 World Series cashes, including five final tables and three gold bracelets, and will be looking to add to his collection over the next 49 days.

George Danzer in action at the Global Poker Masters in Malta
George Danzer in action at the Global Poker Masters in Malta

Charlie Carrel

This British pro is the first rookie on the list, and confirmed he was going to be attending the WSOP whilst at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo, where he took down the €25k High Roller. There are high hopes for Carrel as he hopes to make his mark on the WSOP at his first attempt.

Read more about his High Roller victory over on PokerNews.com:

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Charlie Carrel following his win in the €25k High Roller at the EPT Grand Final


Phil Hellmuth

The “poker brat” will of course be in Vegas during the World Series. Hellmuth has of course won the most bracelets of any player in the history of the WSOP (13), with his last one coming three years ago during the WSOP Europe in Cannes, as he took down the €10,450 No Limit Hold’em Main Event.

Adrian Mateos

Another youngster on the list is the winner of the most recent EPT Main Event. At only 20 (he turns 21 just before the WSOP Main Event starts on July 5th), Adrian Mateos took down the EPT Grand Final Main Event in Monte Carlo for €1,082,000. Despite being only 20 he already has a WSOP Europe bracelet to his name, following his triumph in the €10,450 Main Event back in 2013. Mateos, and Carrel to be precise, were in fact picked out by PokerNews in their recent article about rookies to watch at this year’s WSOP.

Campeon del EPT Grand Final!!!! #SpanishEpt #Gooooooooooo

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Jason Somerville

Last but not least is the King of Twitch himself, Jason Somerville. Being no stranger to Backdoor Quads following our recent interview with him, he finds himself on ‘Where are the Pros?’ after finishing his 70-day Twitch streaming efforts, and heads to Vegas looking for his second bracelet.

Jason (l) featured on the EPT Live stream at the PCA in January 2015
Jason (l) featured on the EPT Live stream at the PCA in January 2015