Poker legend Phil Ivey would normally have been ensconced in Las Vegas this week, battling it out at the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP). Instead, Ivey is in London, fighting his battle that is legal to £7.7 million ($10 million) in punto banco winnings from London’s tony Crockfords Casino, which he contests has been illegally withheld. The situation reached London’s Supreme Court late last week.
Instead of playing for the $8.15 million top prize in this present 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 $10 million he claims is due him from Crockford’s. (Image: WPT)
The top-ranked player’s absence from the WSOP, while notable, is no longer the huge news it as soon as could have been. In fact, since he won his World that is last Series in 2014, he’s only registered for three WSOP occasions.
But until now, he is never missed the Main Event.
Ivey happens to be fighting the Crockford’s battle for five years, plus a similar case from Atlantic City’s Borgata.
Ivey and their accomplice Kelly Sun ‘won’ the contested sum in 2012 making use of a practice known as edge-sorting. This is certainly a technique where 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 certain kind Continue reading “Poker Pro Phil Ivey Misses World number of Poker to own their in UK Court day”