Poker legend Phil Ivey would ordinarily have been ensconced in Las Vegas this week, battling it out during the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP). Instead, Ivey is in London, fighting his legal battle to claim £7.7 million ($10 million) in punto banco winnings from London’s tony Crockfords Casino, which he contests has been illegally withheld. The scenario reached London’s Supreme Court week that is late last.
Instead of playing for the $8.15 million top prize in this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, poker pro Phil Ivey (seen here after winning the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic) is in London at the Supreme Court, fighting for ten dollars million from Crockford’s that he says is due him. (Image: WPT)
The top-ranked player’s absence from the WSOP, while notable, is no longer the massive news it when might have been. In fact, since he won his last World Series bracelet in 2014, he’s only registered for three WSOP events.
But until now, he’s never missed the Main Event.
Ivey happens to be fighting the Crockford’s battle for 5 years, and also a similar instance from Atlantic City’s Borgata.
Ivey and his accomplice Kelly Sun ‘won’ the contested sum in 2012 using a practice known as edge-sorting. This will be a technique when a skilled player is in a position to spot tiny discrepancies in the patterns on the backs of playing cards. Ivey and Sun requested a specific Continue reading “Poker Pro Phil Ivey Misses World Series of Poker to Have their time in British Court”