Phil Ivey Will Attempt to Win Sixth WSOP Bracelet on Thursday

Published on June 4th, 2009 4:31 am EST

-- phil ivey at the 2009 world series of poker --Phil Ivey will be in the running for his sixth World Series of Poker bracelet when the No Limit Deuce-to-Seven final table begins Thursday afternoon.

After Layne Flack was eliminated from the event in 8th place, the final table was set.

Ivey will enter the final table as one of the short stacks. He currently has just over 106k in chips, while the chip leader (John Monnette) has just under 260k.

Here is how the final table will look when it begins on Thursday afternoon:

John Monnette - 259k
Raphael Zimmerman - 238k
Yan Chen - 159k
Elia Ahmadian - 137k
Eric Kesselman - 119k
Phil Ivey - 106k
Rodeen Talebi - 94k

147 players entered this event on Tuesday, and there are currently 7 remaining.

All 7 of the remaining players are guaranteed at least $11,627 for making it this far.

The winner will receive $96,361 (and the World Series of Poker bracelet), while the runner-up will receive $59,587.

Ivey has to be considered one of the favorites to win on Thursday, even if he is entering the final table as one of the short stacks. Aside from Ivey, there are not too many players with WSOP experience taking part in the final table.

Ivey is going to be extremely motivated to win, not just because he wants his sixth World Series of Poker bracelet, but also because he has an insane amount of money riding on various WSOP POY and bracelet bets. A win on Thursday would likely help to net Ivey a huge sum of money when the World Series of Poker concludes.

As mentioned, Phil Ivey already has five World Series of Poker bracelets:

2000 - $2,500 PLO
2002 - $2,500 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo
2002 - $2,000 SHOE
2002 - $1,500 7 Card Stud
2005 - $5,000 PLO

We'll post another update when the event concludes on Thursday evening.


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