The World Series of Poker is the biggest thing on everyone’s minds in the poker world right now, but Phil Ivey is taking a little bit of the spotlight of the WSOP by setting records with his 9th World Poker Tour final table. Everyone knows that Phil Ivey is awesome, with eight WSOP bracelet wins and one WPT title. Now he is proving yet again that he is a King of the poker world.
In the end, Ivey didn’t win the event. He lost to Moritz Kranich and Justin Smith, but still managed to come in third place, taking home $363,650. Ivey did manage to rise to chip leader at one point during the game. However, he bust with a Queen-4 against Smith’s King-8 and was out.
Before last week’s event, Phil Ivey had cashed out in 12 World Poker Tour events, and of these he had been in the final table for eight. Ivey is not the only player to score nine final tables in the WPT, though it is a very rare occurrence. Daniel Negreanu and Scotty Nguyen have accomplished the same feat. Gus Hansen has achieved a seat in 10 WPT finals.
The final rankings in the event are as follows:
First Place – Moritz Kranch – $875,150
Second Place – Justin Smith – $594,755
Third Place – Phil Ivey – $363,650
Fourth Place – John Caridad – $237,902
Fifth Place – Robert Akery – $169,930
Sixth Place – Eric Afriat – $118,950