Betting Preview of the 2017 WSOP Main Event Picks and Props

The World Series of Poker Main Event will take place on July 17, 2017 from Colossus, Illinois. The 48th World Series of Poker started a month ago back on May 30, 2017 and when all’s said and done, it will have run for 49 consecutive days. On July 17, the tournament will be narrowed to 9 players.

You can bet on this event at many of your online sports books. One of my favorite things to play is the props. Let’s take a look at some of the plays that we like and a few props that we like for this event.

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier is known for the guy that bets his bracelets. Many will remember Mercier bet fellow PokerStars teammate Vanessa Selbst that he could win 3 bracelets and she gave him 180/1 odds that he couldn’t. Officially, Mercier has won nearly $900,000 but unofficially it is rumored that he has won several million dollars in his career. Mercier is listed at +12500, which is excellent for someone that has went on streaks of winning several smaller events. I like his odds and will be playing him.
Play: Jason Mercier +12500

Johnny Chan

Johnny Chan is one of the top leading players with 10 bracelets and 49 cashes. He has a career earnings of $4,635,014. He is the 1987 and 1988 WSOP Main Event Champ. He is listed at +12500, which I think is way too much for a former two time winner of the event. I’m going to throw a few dollars down on Chan on hope for the best.

Chris “Jesus” Ferguson

Chris “Jesus” Ferguson is the former boss at Full Tilt Poker that was suspected in committing financial fraud by stealing funds from players. “Jesus” left the poker world for several years and sort of laid low but returned and has played very well since. He is very experienced and his experience could be very beneficial in this type of tournament.

Play: Chris Ferguson +20000

Michael Phelps to Finish in the Money

Michael Phelps has played in several prior tournaments dating back to 2013 including at least 1 WSOP tournament. Phelps recently joined Antonio Esfandiari, Brian Rast and his college friend Jeff Gross in Event #2, the $10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Phelps is a student of his profession and as with swimming, he is a perfectionist that wants to be good at everything. Poker is no different. He is going to continue to get better and I think he finishes in the money this year. At +800, it’s worth a fun shot at a nice little payday.

Play: Michael Phelps To Finish in the Money YES +800