This one wasn’t easy. Phil Ivey must’ve really wanted it. Or had more riding on his bracelet prop bets than we know of.
After numerous swings between being chip leader and short stack, plus a grueling heads-up battle against John Monnette, Phil Ivey persevered and captured his sixth WSOP bracelet.
Ivey was the only name pro that made it to the Event #8 ($2,500 2-7 NL Lowball) final table. By capturing the title, Ivey banked $96,361 and moved into a five-way tie for seventh place on the all-time bracelet list with T.J. Cloutier, Men “The Master” Nguyen, Layne Flack, and Jay Heimowitz.
So far, this definitely hasn’t been the Year of the ProTM, but with Ivey’s victory (and prop bet implications), we bet you see many pros stepping up their game and possibly making it the year of them yet again.