Phil Ivey finished in 4th place taking home just over $65k in Event 26, $5000 H.O.R.S.E.
Ralph Schwartz came first winning his first ever WSOP bracelet and $275,683. Bill Gazes (ex husband of Kirsty Gazes) came 2nd. Robert Mizrachi finished 5th.
Phil Ivey has a enormous prop bet going on him winning a title at this year’s WSOP. Ivey has put down $2 million of his own money, getting to 5-to-1 odds.
The prop bet: Ivey was laid 5-1 that he would not win a bracelet this year, and bet $2 million of his own money against an unknown gambler, who may or may not be Doyle Brunson, or who may in fact be a consortium of high stakes pros. With two final tables and $10,000,000 on the line, Ivey has come close, but once again the consortium’s money is safe…for now.
Ivey could get in another 15 or so events out of the 30 still left. Will he win a bracelet? Probably not, the fields are too big and even he is not that good. You can never rule him out though. Two final tables in the first 2 events is a good achievement and if he keeps up this rate, he could make another 2 final tables by the end of the World Series.
If he does make any more final tables – I for one will definitely not be betting against Mr Ivey.
Ben Ponzio won Event 25, $2000 No-Limit Hold’em taking home $599,467.
Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth has cashed in his 60th event today, increasing his record by even more (Event 28, $3000 No-Limit Hold’em).