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 #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
The first Stud Championship of the 2021 WSOP begins on Saturday, October 9, at 2 p.m. PT with Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship.
Six-time WSOP bracelet winner John Hennigan is the defending champion after he defeated Daniel Negreanu heads-up to top the 88 player field to win the $245,451 first-place prize. Hennigan would normally be the front-runner for first pick, but he has yet to be spotted, so Negreanu is going to be the consensus top pick in the Stud Championship. As always, Negreanu will carry a heavy ownership percentage, so two other strong options are David “ODB” Baker and Frank Kassela.
Both Baker and Kassela were at the final table alongside Hennigan and Negreanu as they finished in third and seventh place respectively. Both players did bag chips in the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball, so if you’re looking for locks, then looking at the Day 1 eliminations shows that Shaun Deeb, Eli Elezra, Brandon Shack-Harris, and Frankie O’Dell are all strong picks.
Deeb finished in fifth-place at the Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud final table on Friday, while Elezra has won two Stud bracelets and a Stud Hi-Lo bracelet. A sneaky pick for your team is O’Dell who will be low on ownership percentage but has the stud chops to match any of the players in the field.
Who Should You Fade?
With two events still running that has a plethora of players remaining that would likely play the Stud Championship, it is too early to name any specific players to fade. Our recommendation is to watch how the Limit Hold’em Championship and Mixed Triple Draw Lowball play out, and if any big names are out of those events, but not yet in the Stud Championship – there is a strong chance they will be part of the late registrant crew when the tournament locks on Sunday, October 10, 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 Stud Championship freeroll, it’s time to turn your attention to the Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck freeroll where there will be $500 up for grabs. Following the Short Deck, the freeroll will be bumped to $1,000 for Event #36: $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship that will begin on Monday, October 18.