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Phil Ivey at the 2010 WSOP, Can He Win Another Bracelet?

by Poker Team

Back and forth he sprinted, from one table to the next and to the next. Showing agility and timing normally reserved for world class Olympic athletes, this man wasn’t the next coming of Usain Bolt, nor was he even an athlete at all, unless you count his subpar golf game. The runner was Phil Ivey and he ran towards his next claim to glory, his 8th career World Series of Poker bracelet.

In online poker, it is quite common for players to multitable several tournaments at once; after all, all that takes is the ability to shift ones eyes and thinking back and forth. What Ivey was doing was unheard of, he was actually playing in 3 separate WSOP bracelet events at once, and making deep runs in each. Quite the accomplishment when you remember that one of the events was the $10K Heads up World Championship which he advanced using a Kamikaze approach to vanquish Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi in just 3 hands.

His greatest feat however amidst the frenetic pace was his victory in the $3K HORSE event, moving him into 5th place with 8 WSOP titles. While the $350K top prize was nice, Ivey is rumored to have banked several million more from his professional poker playing counterparts through side bets.

Is he done now? Not likely. With about 20 or so events left to go, Ivey as expected is the talk of the series once again. Can he repeat last year’s success and win another bracelet before threatening another deep Main Event run? Don’t turn away, or he just might run right past you with the answer.

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