The Zeitgeist

Big Names Making Big News

With nearly two weeks under its belt, the World Series of Poker is in full swing, and some of the biggest names in poker are starting to make headlines. Phil Hellmuth who is looking for his 14th WSOP gold bracelet, is third in chips with 12 players left in the $10,000 Razz Championship. Erik Seidel is right behind him in fourth place looking for his ninth bracelet.

Daniel Negreanu is appearing in a new TV series about poker players, and another big name making headlines is Phil Ivey, who has been conspicuously absent from the WSOP so far. The further it gets into the series without an Ivey sighting, the more we can expect people to start speculating on when he will arrive.

With three $10,000 championship events running this week, which primarily attract small fields, expect more big names to be making news this week.