Who wouldn’t love to see a heads up duel between the beloved Captain Jack Sparrow and American pro wrestler Randy Savage? But nothing of this sort unfolded at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2022. But instead players dressed as Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and Randy Savage came to Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas and stole the show. Scotter Clark did his best to look like Johnny Depp’s character, while Dan Cates pulled all stops for his Randy Savage look.
Clark was grinding in Day 4 of Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. End of Day 4 chip counts saw Clark with 985,000 chips in his bag. This player sadly busted on Day 5 at the 198th spot for a payday of $53,900.
Coming to the other impressive costume, we have Cates doing his best in both departments. Dressed to impress and shipped the coveted Poker Player Championship title. Yes folks, Cates nailed Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship consecutively in WSOP 2021 and WSOP 2022. By doing so, Cates etched his name in history with his back-to-back wins. Now that’s what we call shipping an event hook, line and sinker.
And were these two players the only head turners at WSOP 2022? Of course not. We have 16-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth doing a Darth Vader at the ME. The PokerBrat kept up with his tradition of donning extravagant costumes at the WSOP ME and turned up as the central antagonist of the Star Wars movie franchise.
At WSOP 2021, Hellmuth showed up at the ME as Gandalf from Lord Of The Rings. Not only did he make heads turn, Hellmuth’s avatar made us do a round up of his impeccable costume at the WSOP ME. For all of PokerBrat’s WSOP ME looks, click here. So far, Cates, Clark and Hellmuth have managed to grab our attention, it would be interesting to see if any other player shows up in a pop-culture costume or as a Hollywood character.
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With a Masters Degree in Journalism and Communication, Mrinal Gujare currently is cruising through an exciting genre of writing and editing at Gutshot Magazine. Apart from being an Editor, Mrinal is an avid reader and a former contemporary dancer. She is also perennially hungry for intriguing scoops from across the globe. No holds barred is the rule Mrinal follows in life.
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