halfway through the WSOP, I am in around 68thplace. If no rankings were involved I would likely be much better. By bottom five have been ripping it up.
Now, you must be saying, how did you pick Mike Matasow first and Helmuth second who have basically been complete duds to this point in time. For 'the mouth" i like him for a couple reasons, first he is likely overlooked and any points he has would give me a big edge on the field. Additionally, given the number of NLHE events, I wanted to have great players in the lower-entry events and Mike is the best Omaha 8 player in the world.
For Phil, he has cashed in more events than anyone else and figured he was hot after his heads-up win.