Phil Ivey’s 2012 = Phil Hellmuth’s 2011.
Phil Ivey triumphantly (?) returned to the WSOP this year, and has been tearing it up. So far, Ivey has four cashes and three final tables at the 2012 WSOP. He finished second in an event earlier this week. In Event #24 ($5,000 Omaha 8oB), Ivey held the chip lead for long stretches of play, including at the final table. However, he couldn’t close this one out, finishing third for $136,046.
The third place finish does move Ivey atop the Player of the Year standings.
The event was won by Joe Cassidy, who captures his first bracelet and $294,777. Scotty Nguyen came in second ($182,213).
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