WSOP to Re-Commence with a Phil Ivey Endorsement

Published Monday, November 02, 2009 -

Poker superstar Phil "Poison" Ivey has decided that it may be good for poker to start to endorse the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP). After winning a position at the WSOP Main event table four months ago Ivey has begun to say positive things about being a poker player and playing at the WSOP event about to re-commence very soon. The games start again on Saturday, November 9, with publicity starting for Ivey on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at 7 p.m. Eastern Time in the USA. Interviews can be seen on the television program "E:60" on cable sports network ESPN. Ivey, 33, was followed around by an ESPN camera crew as he flew in his private jet to casinos and personal appearances around the world.

Ivey is seen playing high-stakes, at $50,000 a roll, craps in casinos in Montreal and Connecticut, signing autographs in Austria and sliding over to Amsterdam for a diversion. The latest issue of "ESPN the Magazine" will feature Phil Ivey on it's cover with an in depth interview about his love of other gambling past times, playing craps and sports betting. According to the magazine which is already out for public consumption when Ivey is not flying all over the globe in his jet he stays home to play as many as six online games of poker at the same time in his Las Vegas office.

ESPN is to televise the final table action commencing in just days. ESPN plans to televise the final table action after it concludes, airing highlights to the public the next day. This event could earn Ivey $8.5 million if he wins it. The poker superstar has not said much about the WSOP up until now.

Ivey's manager said in the magazine interview, "I've convinced Phil to pull back the curtain just a little,"



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