Phil Ivey Proves That He's Still The GOAT

Published on June 22nd, 2021 7:15 pm EST

The legendary poker player returns to the scene as good as ever.It was the dream final that practically everyone had been hoping for, but in the end it wasn't even close.

Phil Ivey defeated Patrik Antonius 3-0 in the final of the $25,000 WPT Heads Up Championship to take down $400,000.

Those who were expecting a long and gruelling heads-up battle between the two legends were left a bit disappointed, as Ivey easily defeated Antonius.

Ivey used a combination of great reads, fantastic bluffs and timely flops to defeat his foe.


Ivey admitted during the broadcast that he hadn't played much poker over the past couple of years.

If you'll remember, Ivey was dealing with some pretty major legal issues, as he was embroiled in multi-year legal battles with multiple casinos in regards to "edge sorting".

These issues have now been resolved, with Ivey and the Borgata settling their claims with each other.

This means that Ivey is now free to play poker across the globe, and he is indicated that he is planning on making a strong return to the scene.

If this past week is any indication, Ivey hasn't lost a step at all, as he seemed just as good as ever this past week.


Despite playing sparingly over the past couple of years, Ivey still has almost $2 million in cashes since the start of 2020.

Ivey has indicated that he plans on being in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker later this year, and he seems to be in great spirits heading into the second half of the year.


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