Phil Ivey Eliminated on Day 2 of APPT Macau Main EventPublished on November 25th, 2011 1:58 pm EST
Phil Ivey ended his self-imposed exile from the "live" tournament poker scene earlier this week at the APPT Macau Main Event.
Ivey hadn't been seen on the live tournament circuit since filing his lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker back in June. At the time, Ivey said that he was "disappointed and embarrassed" by the fact that Full Tilt hadn't paid their American players back, and that he would be sitting out the World Series of Poker until the situation had been resolved.
From June until this month, Ivey wasn't seen playing in any WSOP, WPT or EPT events. His only action at the poker tables seemed to come in high stakes cash games in Macau.
Earlier this week, Ivey made his return to the live tournament circuit after showing up on Day 1a of the APPT Macau main event. Ivey got off to a strong start, surging to the top of the leaderboard before cooling off at the end of the day. Ivey ended up finishing the day with approximately 50k in chips.
Ivey couldn't get things going on Day 2, and was eventually eliminated by Darren Judges well short of the money.
The next major tournament is the 2011 Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The main event gets underway on December 6th - it will be interesting to see if Ivey turns up for that event.
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