It had been eight years since Phil Hellmuth became just the third player to win 10 WSOP bracelets back in 2006 – joining legends Johnny Chan Doyle Brunson in the process – and despite the number of bracelets on offer riding every year those three have remained alone at the top ever since (Hellmuth since going on to win 13 bracelets).
It was fitting then that the next player to join them should be Ivey – a man widely considered to be the best all-round poker player in the world. The 38-year-old came out on top in the US$1,500 Eight Game Mix and with a distinct age advantage over Hellmuth, Brunson and Chan it seems the sky is the limit when it comes to how many bracelets he can win from here.
Ivey’s victory was also well received by the team here at World Gaming given that our upcoming issue of the magazine features an in-depth interview with the man himself! In recent years he has spent plenty of time in Macau playing the biggest cash games in the world so it’s great to see him continue to do well.
Congratulations Phil and we look forward to seeing you back in Macau in the coming months!