Poker legend Phil Ivey would normally 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 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 season’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 massive news it as soon as might have been. In fact, since he won his last World Series bracelet in 2014, he’s just registered for three WSOP activities.
But as yet, he’s never missed the Main Event.
Ivey has been fighting the Crockford’s battle for 5 years, along with a similar situation from Atlantic City’s Borgata.
Ivey and their accomplice Kelly Sun ‘won’ the contested sum in 2012 utilizing a training known as edge-sorting. That is a technique where a player that is skilled able to spot tiny discrepancies in the patterns on the backs of playing cards. Ivey and Sun requested a specific type of Gemaco cards toContinue reading