Phil Ivey In Contention for 9th WSOP Bracelet (UPDATE: Nevermind)

He’s still got a ways to go, but Phil Ivey is in contention for his 9th WSOP bracelet.

Ivey has made the money in WSOP-E Event #4 (£10,350 NLH High Rollers Heads-Up). Others making the final 16 (and a minimum £22,847 payout) include Andrew Robl, McLean Karr, our official pick to win it Howard Lederer, Daniel Negreanu, Gus Hansen, and Huck Seed. Holy shit that’s a good remaining list.

Watch the above vid with Gloria Balding where Ivey says he plans on chasing down Phil Hellmuth’s record 11 bracelets within “five years.” In related news, Phil Ivey is doing interviews?

Follow WSOP-E Event #4 reporting here.

In related WSOP-E news, amateur Scott Shelley record-blocked British pro J.P. Kelly from becoming the youngest player to win 3 WSOP bracelets and the first WSOP-E repeat champion by taking down Event #3 (£1,075 No-Limit Hold’em). Shelley banked £133,857 for the win, with Kelly taking home £82,854 for his runner-up finish.

UPDATE: Ivey was matched up against Gus Hansen, and had him drawing to two outs all-in after the flop, but Hansen spiked a set on the turn, and polished off the match a few hands later. Daniel Negreanu has advanced as well.


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