Fantasy poker continues at the 2021 World Series of Poker with contests for 18 WSOP gold bracelet events being run on SuperDraft.
The PokerGO News team includes numerous poker diehards and fantasy poker experts, and heading into each SuperDraft contest, our team will be giving fantasy poker advice, best picks, and additional insight to help you win one of the SuperDraft freerolls that are available throughout the 2021 WSOP.
Top Fantasy Poker Picks for Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck
The only Short Deck event of the 2021 WSOP begins on Thursday, October 14, at 3 p.m. PT with Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck.
Alex Epstein is the defending champion after winning this event in 2019 when he topped the 114-entrant field to collect the $296,227 first-place prize and his first WSOP bracelet. Epstein leads the top picks for the $500 SuperDraft freeroll along with other players that finished in-the-money and have been seen around the WSOP this year such as Chance Kornuth and Kane Kalas.
Jason Somerville is a sneaky pick in this event as he has been putting in more volume than ever before, and also played this event in 2019. Other players to consider are PokerGO Tour Short Deck regulars such as Ben Lamb, Sam Soverel, and Jonathan Depa.
Who Should You Fade?
The biggest threat to the Short Deck event is Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max that currently has 31 players remaining. Players that are likely to be part of the Short Deck player pool include chip leader John Racener, as well as Ben Yu, George Wolff, Daniel Negreanu, Matthew Wantman, Nick Petrangelo, Nacho Barbero, and Galen Hall.
However, with a few other smaller events running, the normal crew of high roller players and Short Deck experts are expected to be in the field with late registration ending at the start of Day 2. The SuperDraft contest will lock on Friday, October 15, at 2 p.m. PT.
Lineups are made up of five players that include a “Champion” player that scores an additional 50% of their multiplier and four others. With SuperDraft, every player is assigned a multiplier, and as new players enter the WSOP gold bracelet event in real-time, they will be added to the draftable player pool. Points in the contest are awarded to players that finish in the top 20, along with bonuses for finishing in-the-money, reaching the final table, reaching the top five, reaching the top three, and winning it all.
What is Coming Up Next?
After you’ve pocketed the lion’s share of the Short Deck freeroll, it’s time to turn your attention to the Event #36: $10,000 Dealers Choice freeroll where there will be $1,000 up for grabs. Following the Dealers Choice, the freeroll will be bumped to $2,500 for Event #38: $50,000 High Roller that will begin on Tuesday, October 19.