Ivey announces a return to the WSOP
There’s good news for Phil Ivey fans around the world. After not being as visible in poker tournaments in recent times, the veteran player has announced that he will definitely be participating in the WSOP.
The WSOP Las Vegas tournament gets underway in just a few short weeks, and Ivey will jump from Montenegro to Sin City for the event. He confirmed his intentions, stating, "I plan on playing this year. I want to start playing some more tournaments; I kind of announced that at the beginning of the year. I plan on playing the World Series of Poker."
Ivey is currently in Montenegro where he has been participating in the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series. He started the week the right way, winning a Short Deck Hold’em event, defeating Dan Cates and taking home $604,977. He admits that he has been "kinda all over the place," keeping out of the spotlight following several high-profile legal cases.
Ivey was down 4 to 1 in chips when he began the showdown with Cates. Winning 10 WSOP bracelets means you’re not afraid to stay in for the long haul, and he overcame the deficit to take the win. The victory was Ivey’s first cash since January 2016 when he won $656,500 for a fifth-place finish at the Triton Super High Roller.
Cates took home a little more than $407,000 for his runner-up finish.