Online Poker Pro Phil Ivey Takes Home Tenth Bracelet

Published Saturday, July 05, 2014 -
Online Poker Pro Phil Ivey Takes Home Tenth Bracelet

Online poker has given the public an exciting new entertainment with professional poker players showing the amateur the tricks of the trade. The winners of the big tournaments are taking home millions of dollars while risking just as much while in the game. There are many pro poker players that have been on the scene and have developed followings equal to movie stars and football heroes.

Among them is the legendary Phil Ivey who just made online poker history by taking the win at the  2014 WSOP $1,500 Eight-Game Mix tournament. The win was his tenth during his WSOP career, and he has won millions of dollars in side bets with fellow poker pros. Johnny Moss, won nine gold bracelets during his career with Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan, and Doyle Brunson being the only players to have similar enormous win totals.

Ivey is the youngest player at 38 to win ten gold bracelets at the WSOP. Phil Hellmuth didn’t make the tenth until 2006 when he was 42 while Doyle Brunson was 71 and Chan 48 when they won their gold bracelets in 2005.

While Ivey is basking in the glory of his victory he is still on the hot seat for an alleged cheating scandal that he is embroiled in the disputed $9.6 million baccarat win at Atlantic City’s Borgata casino. The poker pro says his win was all skill and is asking the court for a dismissal of the suit. Borgata sued Ivey, alleging he and an associate exploited a defect in cards that enabled them have an unfair advantage on four  occasions between April and October 2012.

Ivey’s lawyers explained in writing to the court that the result of skill and good observation commenting, “Each and every penny of defendants’ winnings was the result of sheer skill. ” Genting Group made a similar accusation against Ivey alleging Ivey and an accomplice won as much as $12 million by exploiting the card problem at baccarat. Ivey has denied cheating emphatically.

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