Phil Ivey named WPT Ambassador

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Poker legend Phil Ivey’s return to the mainstream poker world continues as he has been named the latest World Poker Tour Ambassador.

Ivey has had success at WPT events in the past, getting his name etched on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup by winning the 2008 WPT L.A. Poker Classic. Ivey has made it to the final table at 10 WPT events. The 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner joins a growing stable of WPT Ambassadors that already includes Doyle Brunson, Steve Aoki, and Andrew Neeme among others.

Phil Ivey named WPT Ambassador

“WPT is one of the most respected brands in poker, and I’m honored to become a WPT Ambassador,” said Ivey in a release. “My commitment and passion towards poker has never been higher and I look forward to working with the WPT to showcase poker around the world, adding to its continued expansion.”

In the same release WPT CEO Adam Pliska said, “Phil Ivey is one of the greatest to ever have played the game of poker. His career achievements and success as a frequent WPT final tablists underscore his deserving legacy as a true poker icon. As WPT celebrates its 20th-anniversary season, we have aligned the brand with talent and events that symbolize the very best in personal achievement. I cannot think of anyone who better represents that more than Phil, and I know players will appreciate the chance to interact with him at upcoming events.”

Ivey will make his first WPT appearance as an official ambassador at the WPT World Championship Festival at the Wynn Las Vegas in December. Ivey will reportedly play in several events at the festival including the $10,400 WPT Championship which has a $15 million guaranteed prize pool. The WPT Championship is scheduled to run from December 12-20.

Other news:   WSOP Europe, WSOP International schedules released

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