Best of British: WSOP UK Players Success Stories

The 49th annual World Series of Poker starts this May and, here at Grosvenor HQ, we are preparing ourselves for a summer of epic poker battles.

It only seems like yesterday that Scott Blumstein took down the 2017 WSOP Main Event and bagged the coveted gold and diamond bracelet.

But he wasn’t the only player to walk away with the ultimate accessory that year – British players such as Liv Boeree, Chris Moorman, Max Silver, Chris Brammer, and Elior Sion all walked away with a shiny WSOP bracelet on their wrist.

To celebrate the upcoming WSOP festival, and to show just how proud we are of our homegrown elite, we’ve listed our favourite WSOP British success stories.

This is how it’s done, folks!

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Top 5 Poker Traps of All Time

“Poker trapping”, also known as “sandbagging”, is a deceptive play used to disguise the strength of one’s hand. Typically, players do this by checking a strong hand so they look weak, encouraging their opponent to bluff or bet what they think is the strongest hand. This carrot-and-stick approach is a technique seasoned poker players tend to use against “loose-aggressive” amateurs.

To show you how it’s done properly, we’ve put together a list of our favourite poker traps of all time.

Take note…

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Online Day 1’s, a look at what they bring to the 25/25 Tour

Grosvenor Poker have introduced online day 1’s for their ever-popular 25/25 series, meaning you can make it through to the second and final day – held at the casino – from the comfort of your own home.

While not for everyone – and remember there’s still just as many live day 1’s as there always was so you can continue to play 25/25 day 1’s live as usual if you want – the option to play online is a new opportunity that makes playing the best structured £225 comp around viable for more people.

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Improve Your Game, Become The Shark

Whether you love to play poker from the comfort of your own home or in the convivial setting of a Grosvenor casino, poker players have one thing in common: they all like to win.

Unfortunately for those who haven’t quite honed their poker skills, winning can often come at the expense of their inexperience. As Mike McDermott said in the classic poker movie Rounders, “If you can’t spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker.”

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