Many stars from the poker boom era (2003 – 2006) either stick to live poker rooms or are out of the game altogether. However, some prominent names from the boom are making their presence felt in the 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Series.
For example, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow has already cashed four times in the series. The Mouth also lived up to his name by blasting another player for slow rolling him in a tourney. He even threatened physical violence against Mega “wolverine17” Milburn for the slow roll.
Alan “GladiusIII” Goehring is another old-school pro who’s playing well. He won the Event #8: $500 NL Hold’em Freezeout along with $119,000.
Goehring is best known for his strong performances on the World Poker Tour and WSOP well over a decade ago. He took second to Noel Furlong in the 1999 WSOP Main Event and won the first WPT World Championship (2003) along with $1.04 million.
Other Boom Favorites Who Are Doing Well
Playing under “Lumestackin,” Phil Hellmuth is actively seeking to extend his record of 15 gold bracelets. He’s cashed three times so far, including a near-final table appearance in the $400 NL Hold’em Kickoff event.
Layne Flack is another player who’s re-emerging during the Online Bracelet Series. He’s cashed a couple of times, including a 12th place finish ($5,786) in the $800 NL Hold’em Knockout Deepstack.
Daniel Negreanu is yet one more legend who’s making his presence felt. He’s entering as many events as possible with $1 million worth of bracelet bets on the line.
What’s Behind the Resurgence of Old School Pros?
The WSOP brings out many pros from the past and present. Even though this year’s series is starting online due to COVID-19, the legends are still competing for gold bracelets and glory.
Goehring has already scored one victory for players who starred during the boom days. Negreanu is definitely hoping to become the next due to all of the side bets he has on winning bracelet #7.