One underreported aspect of the recent (potentially) good news on the sale of Full Tilt Poker is: does this open the door for Phil Ivey to play in the 2011 WSOP Main Event?
When Ivey sued Full Tilt, he said he did not feel comfortable playing in any WSOP events since U.S. players hadn’t received any money back post-4/15. While U.S. players are still likely a ways away from receiving their funds, it appears appropriate steps have been taken–through the potential sale of Tilt to Ivey’s White KnightTM group–to ensure the aforementioned receiving of funds does take place.
The $50,000 Players Championship starts today–but we don’t expect Ivey to enter it. There’s still too much to business to wrap up in Dublin. However, with the Main Event starting on Thursday (and running four Day 1’s), does that give Ivey enough time to, with a clear conscience, get back into the 2011 WSOP?
What do you think? Will Phil Ivey play in the 2011 WSOP Main Event? Should he? Weigh in in our comments section.