Between the final three players of Event 24: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better, there are 13 World Series of Poker gold bracelets represented. Phil Ivey has eight of those and Scotty Nguyen has five. That leaves Joe Cassidy with none.
The closest Cassidy has ever come to earning a gold bracelet was in 2004 when he took fourth in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout for $23,180. He also has a fifth-place finish from 2010 in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud World Championship and an eighth-place finish in the $10,000 No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw World Championship last year. Other than those results, he has not broken the top 10 in a WSOP event.
Cassidy is widely considered as one of the best all-around players in the game, but many people relate success in poker to how many bracelet one holds. Without having one his wrist, Cassidy is relatively unknown to many poker fans, but he's still considered a class player by his peers. We'll see if Cassidy can make this event his first-ever piece of WSOP hardware. He's already secured his deepest WSOP finish and it would only be fitting that he goes on to defeat to of the greatest the game has ever seen to earn it.