Record Number of Votes Cast for Participants of the WSOP Tournament of the Champions

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It was only yesterday that the WSOP announced the return of its Tournament of the Champions, and already it stirs enormous excitement in the poker world. 

More than 40,000 votes have been carried out in the World Series of Poker website, for the participants of this $1,000,000 prestigious freeroll, open only to WSOP bracelet winners.

World Series of Poker has already published a list of The 50 players who received the most votes so far. It comes as not surprise that this list includes some of the biggest poker players in the world today: Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and Peter Eastgate, are just a few of the A list players who entered the list. 

Of the 50 only 20 will get a chance at winning the prestigious event. The 20 will join Annie Duke, Mike Matusow, Mike Sexton, Joe Cada and Barry Shulman who have already gained entry to the event as winners of last years WSOP tournaments.

The All Stars Tournament will start on June 27. Final table will take place July 4th. It will be televised and aired on ESPN.

Here is the full list of the 50 players who received the most votes so far:

Jeffrey Lisandro  

Erik Seidel  

Amarillo Slim Preston  

Erick Lindgren

Barry Greenstein  

Annette Obrestad  

Dan Harrington  

Jason Mercier

Ted Forrest  

Peter Eastgate  

Kenny Tran  

David Williams

Philip Galfond  

Howard Lederer  

Billy Baxter  

Prahlad Friedman

Daniel Negreanu  

Jennifer Harman  

Scotty Nguyen  

Jamie Gold

Bobby Baldwin

Doyle Brunson

John Juanda 

Daniel Alaei

Greg Raymer 

Huck Seed

T.J. Cloutier  

Jeff Madsen

Freddy Deeb 

Carlos Mortensen

J.C. Tran  

David Sklansky

Tom Mcevoy  

Chris Moneymaker

Hoyt Corkins 

Eli Elezra

David Benyamine 

Joe Hachem 

Phil Hellmuth  

Humberto Brenes

Alexandre Gomes

Johnny Chan  

Antonio Esfandiari

Allen Cunningham

Phil Ivey 

Sam Farha