2015 WSOP Missing Top Players

Written by Sadonna Price | June 17, 2015

While the World Series of Poker has been in full swing for 2015, there are a few top pros missing from the tables. Players from around the world travel to Nevada to compete in the WSOP, in the hopes of earning a gold bracelet and possibly starting a career in the game of poker. This year has already seen big name players earning a nice payday including Phil Hellmuth earning his record breaking 14th WSOP bracelet.

While many players earned a cash out or were able to earn a WSOP bracelet, many could not help but notice the players missing from the table. As we take a break from online poker news, we will take a look at which pros are missing during game play.

The first player to be missing is Phil Ivey. The poker pro has amassed several bracelets and is just behind Hellmuth as the record holder. With Ivey not competing, Hellmuth has a better shot at earning a 15th or even 16th bracelet before the series is completed. The last time Ivey competed in the WSOP was during the $10,000 Main Event of 2014 in which he earned a 430 spot finish.

Also missing from the mix is Chris Moneymaker, who is considered the contributor the online poker boom. He usually competes in the Main Event each year so there is still a chance that he will compete in the 2015 WSOP. However, for now, he has been missing from game play.

Another top pro that has not hit the felt at the Rio is John Juanda. Having won five gold bracelets, Juanda has not been involved in the series. He did compete in the Main Event last year and finished in 293rd place.

The series still continues for many days and it will be interesting to see if any players that have been missing will show up to compete in the larger events yet to take place on the schedule.



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