Poker legend Phil Ivey would ordinarily have been ensconced in Las Vegas this battling it out at the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP) week. Instead, Ivey is in London, fighting his appropriate 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 situation reached London’s Supreme Court late last week.
Instead of playing for the $8.15 million top prize in this season’s World Series of Poker Main Event, poker pro Phil Ivey (seen right here after winning the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic) is in London at the Supreme Court, fighting for ten dollars million that he states is due him from Crockford’s. (Image: WPT)
The player that is top-ranked absence from the WSOP, while notable, is no longer the huge news it as soon as might have been. In reality, since he won his last World Series bracelet in 2014, he’s just registered for three WSOP activities.
But so far, he’s never missed the Main Event.
Ivey happens to be fighting the Crockford’s battle for 5 years, along with a similar situation from Atlantic City’s Borgata.
Ivey and his accomplice Kelly Sun ‘won’ the contested sum in 2012 making use of a training known as edge-sorting. This will be a technique when a player that is skilled in a position to spot tiny discrepancies in the patterns on the backs of playing cards. Ivey and Continue reading