Phil Ivey Makes an Appearance in Las Vegas

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Phil Ivey Makes an Appearance in Las Vegas
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20 Jun

Poker fans hoping to see Phil Ivey enter some WSOP events this summer may get their wish as the Tiger Woods of Poker was recently photographed playing high stakes cash games in Bobby's Room at the Bellagio.

Gus Hansen posted a picture on Instagram of the 10-time WSOP champ seated and playing in a $2K/$4K cash game. Apparently, the limits were raised to accommodate the poker superstar, who has been known to favor the high stakes cash games in Macau as of late.


WSOP Bound?

There has been much speculation as to which WSOP tournaments Ivey might enter this year, if any. Several media reports and forum posters have been suggesting that perhaps the $50K Poker Players Championship and/or the Main Event may be enticement enough to pull Ivey away from the juicy cash game action.

Ivey currently ranks 5th on the all-time money list with $23,856,034 in cashes despite not being very active on the tournament circuit. His last cash was in the World Poker Tour National $200,000 Super High Roller in the Philippines in January 2016 where he won $656,500 for a 5th place finish.

His last cash in WSOP action was a 430th place finish in the 2014 Main Event for $25,756. The last of his 10 WSOP gold bracelets was won the same year in $1,500 Eight Game Mix that added $167,332 to Phil's bankroll.    

Poker fans would most definitely like to see Ivey play a bunch more tournaments and make a run at Phil Hellmuth's 14 WSOP titles. For those who have been missing watching Ivey win gold bracelets at the WSOP, take a look at the video below where Phil wins his seventh WSOP title in $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better.


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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more

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