Paul VolpeUnited States
There may not be a hotter player on the planet than Paul Volpe. Hands down one of the world's best online poker players, Volpe has transitioned perfectly into a dominating live player who has notched three main event cashes over the past four years. His 20th-place finish in the '12 main event seemed to kick-start his live success, which has included two WPT final tables, twin victories at the EPT Grand Final and cashes in six different countries since July.
Volpe currently leads the Bluff 2013 Player of the Year race, is 12th on the 2013 money list and will be playing a pretty full schedule with hopes of winning his first bracelet. He excels in no-limit, but according to Daniel Negreanu, he will be ready for mixed game action at the WSOP this summer.