• Phil Ivey makes World Series of Poker 2009 Final Table
    Posted by on Jul 16th, 2009

    The 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas has produced its final table of nine who will wait it out till November to see who walks away 3_phil_iveywith the WSOP bracelet and a whopping  $8.5 million for 1st place.Many non-poker players are still under the impression that poker( Texas Holdem in particular) is a game of luck but you just need to look at the career of Phil Ivey.He is regarded as the best player in the world (the Tiger Woods of poker) and his live poker winnings top the $10 million mark while his online winnings for 2008 alone are  estimated at $8 million. He has already won 2 bracelets at this years event and in making the final table of the main competition he outlasted a field of 6500 players.If Ivey manages to win the main event in 115 days time will there be any doubt that he is the greatest player to ever play the game?

    UPDATE: Phil Ivey favourite to win WSOP 2009 [HERE]

    Here is the chip count for the final table:

    1. Darvin Moon – 58,930,000
    2. Eric Buchman – 34,800,000
    3. Steven Begleiter – 29,885,000final table
    4. Jeff Shulman – 19,580,000
    5. Joseph Cada – 13,215,000
    6. Kevin Schaffel – 12,390,000
    7. Phil Ivey – 9,765,000
    8. Antoine Saout – 9,500,000
    9. James Akenhead – 6,800,000

    For a complete run down of how they accumulated their chips and more info go to the official WSOP website.

    And just in case you are completely uninterested in playing poker i give you this bit of poker related eye candy who also competed at this years event: Liv Boeree.. (ha..gotta love her surname if you are South African) :)

    liv-boeree

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=od98OpdX5S0&amp;hl">http://youtube.com/watch?v=od98OpdX5S0&amp;hl</a>

    Chino says:
    July 07, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Well done Phil!

    Mateo says:
    July 07, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Gotta love it. I can’t believe your wife was eff’n the dude from “My Name is Earl” . . . .

    July 07, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Phil Ivey is the most dominant poker player in the world. He continues to excel at online poker, big live cash games, and poker tournaments. He is definitely the Tiger Woods of poker.

    Dick says:
    July 07, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Would love to see Phil win it all, but considering that Moon has 6 times as many chips as Phil, it is an awfully tall order.

    July 07, 2009 at 11:53 am

    [...] players each forked out $10k to play the main event in July [HERE] and the final 9 have had to wait till now to see who will be crowned [...]

    July 07, 2009 at 11:53 am

    [...] tournament started way back in July when 6500 texas holdem players forked out $10k each to enter[HERE]. After some intense poker only nine players remained which included crowd favourite Phil Ivey. [...]

    Yesid Ferro says:
    July 07, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Just ran into Phil at the bellagio on saturday by the craps table and this brotha is as cool as Ice. He is indeed the BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD.

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