Phil Ivey Attempting To Win His Second World Poker Tour TitlePublished on July 15th, 2010 12:05 am EST
Roughly 30 hours after registering for the WPT Bellagio Cup VI, Phil Ivey is currently sitting second in chips with just 15 players remaining in the tournament.
A number of well-known players including Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Daniel Negreanu and Chris Ferguson all took advantage of the late registration for the WPT Bellagio Cup VI, but none have been able to match the success of Phil Ivey.
Ivey, who registered for the event a full two days after it had started, had only 20 BBs in his stack when he began play in the tournament. He was quickly able to build his stack up as other late registrants hit the rail, and is now in a great position to win his second World Poker Tour title.
With Day 4 now on dinner break, Ivey currently sits with about 1,800,000 in chips. Ivey is second behind tournament chip leader Eric Panayiotou, who went into the break with around 2.4 million in chips.
Other big stacks include:
Moritz Kranich - 1.6 million
John Caridad - 1.6 million
Rick Salomon - 1.4 million
Maria Ho (385k), Justin Smith (300k) and Jeffrey Lisandro (220k) are also still alive in the event.
All of the 15 players who are still alive in the event will receive at least $33,986 for making it this far, with the eventual winner of the event taking home $875,150.
As mentioned, Phil Ivey is looking for his second WPT title. His first came at the 2008 LA Poker Classic, which he ended up taking down for $1,596,100.
If Ivey makes the final table of the WPT Bellagio Cup VI, then it will be his ninth final table appearance in a World Poker Tour event.
A few other notes for you:
-a victory in this event would give Ivey a World Series of Poker bracelet and WPT title within just one month
-a victory in this event would give Ivey over $14 million in total lifetime tournament cashes
This is just another sick Phil Ivey performance that will only further add to his legend.
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