Despite being the short-stack with 16 remaining, and being out-chipped when heads-up play began, Phil Ivey grinded his way to another WSOP bracelet, winning number eight in Event #37 ($3,000 H.O.R.S.E.).
For the win, Ivey banked $329,840 (plus Lord-only-knows in prop bets, we’ll work on that one today, but read about one of them here). He defeated Bill Chen ($203,802) heads-up for the title. John Juanda continued his fantastic 2010 WSOP by finishing third ($129,553).
Consider the past 12 1/2 months Ivey has had: 3 WSOP bracelets, 5 WSOP final tables (meaning he’s closing out 60% of his final tables) including the Main Event, 10 WSOP cashes, a second place finish in the $100,000 buy-in Aussie Millions high rollers event (for over $500,000), and officially taking the all-time tourney earnings lead from Jamie Gold and Daniel Negreanu (by over $600,000 now from Daniel, sizable).
His eighth bracelet move him in a tie for fourth all-time with Erik Seidel and Johnny Moss and three behind Phil Hellmuth.
He’s a sick, sick man.