Brits at the WSOP: Roland De Wolfe
The man known as ‘The Sheep' will be hoping for no baaaaa-d beats in Vegas this year, well not nearly as bad as that pun anyway!
Roland de Wolfe started out covering the poker circuit as a journalist, and became the poker editor of British gambling magazine, Inside Edge. Working for the magazine, he was fully immersed in the poker industry, covering tournaments around the world, when he decided to step even further into the mix and play professionally himself.
Despite starting out honing his skills in cash games in and around London his game is strongest though in tournament play, where his aggressive style has paid off big for him.
In 2005, Roland's first major win came at the World Poker Tour when he took the Grand Prix de Paris title for over $570K. He cashed in the $1K No-Limit Hold 'em event at the World Series of Poker and in the $15K Main Event at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
In 2006, he placed third in the $25K WPT World Championship, taking home over $1 million. He cashed twice at the WSOP, including a third-place finish in the $2K No-Limit Shootout. Roland became the first player to win championship events on both the WPT and the EPT, earning more than $691K by winning the EPT Main Event in Ireland.
In 2009, Roland won his first gold bracelet in the $5K Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or-better event for more than $245K. This victory saw Roland make his name as the second player to complete poker's Triple Crown by winning Championship Titles in the WSOP, WPT and EPT.
As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $4,700,000. His 15 cashes at the WSOP account for $760,356 of those winnings
De Wolfe can be backed at 200/1 to win the Main Event at the WSOP.
He is 20/1 to recreate James Akenhead's terrific performance of 2009 and make the final table.