Phil Ivey Records First WSOP Cash In 4 Years

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Phil Ivey Records First WSOP Cash In 4 Years
10 Jun

Poker fans the world over would like to see Phil Ivey make a run at Phil Hellmuth's record of 14 WSOP titles.

Ivey is the Poker Brat's nearest pursuer with 10 WSOP championships, tied with fellow Hall of Famers Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan.

Unfortunately, Ivey has been MIA from WSOP tournament action for most of the last few years. Whether legal issues concerning edge sorting or the fact that there was reportedly better action to be found at the high stakes cash games in Macau are the main reasons for his absence remains a matter of debate.

What is certain is that Ivey cashed in a WSOP event for the first time in almost four years. The $565 COLOSSUS that attracted 13,070 entries saw Phil finish 533rd for a min-cash of $2,048.

His last WSOP payday before that was the 2014 Main Event, with Ivey grabbing $25,756 for placing 430th. That same year he recorded four WSOP in the money finishes, including his 10th gold bracelet in $1,500 Eight Game Mix for $167,332.

Big Wins, Just Not WSOP

In-between that four-year span of WSOP scores, Ivey won two championships, the LK Boutique Challenge at the 2015 Aussie Millions for $1,710,854, and more recently, at the Triton SHR in Montenegro in a Short Deck Hold'em event for $604,992 last month.

Phil stated after his Six Plus Hold'em victory that he would be playing at this year's WSOP. He has kept his word, much to the delight of his fans, many of whom are hoping that he snags another title.

Could that title come in the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop later this summer? Ivey has confirmed that he will be taking a seat in that massive tournament next month. Stay tuned.

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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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