Poker Superstar Phil Ivey Says "I Never Doubt Myself" After Winning 8th WSOP Title

Poker Superstar Phil Ivey Says "I Never Doubt Myself" After Winning 8th WSOP Phil Ivey has just stamped his authority once more on the World Series Of Poker, after taking down the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event to capture his 8th WSOP bracelet and $329,840 in prize money.
Demonstrating the versatility of his game, the 34 year old poker pro had to overcome a 478-strong field of some of the best players in the world in an event (#37), which includes a mix of hold’em, Omaha, razz, stud and stud high-low split eight or better.
By the time the competition played down to its last nine players, there was a total of 18 WSOP bracelets between the final tablists, which included Bill Chen, John Juanada, Ken Aldridge, Jeffrey Lisandro, David Baker, Albert Hahn, Chad Brown and Ryan Hughes.
Phil Ivey was sitting second in chips as the final table got underway and by the time he got heads-up against Bill Chen, Ivey was way out in front with a 4 to 1 chip advantage. Ivey then continued to put constant pressure on his embattled opponent, over a long heads-up battle which saw the lead change hands on several occasions, until he eventually cleaned out his opponent’s chips during a round of razz.
With his latest WSOP victory, Phil Ivey now further consolidates his position as the number one tournament money winner in the world, with $13,168,107 in earnings. He also moves up to 4th on the list of ‘Top WSOP Bracelet Winners.’ However, neither Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan or Doyle Brunson have added another bracelet to their tally since 2007, whereas Ivey has now accumulated 3 more since 2009.
Ivey is also expected to have already benefited from millions of dollars worth of prop bets he made with other pros prior to the competition. However, the biggest bet is yet to come as Howard Lederer must now hope Ivey doesn’t capture another title between now and the end of next year’s WSOP, or else be prepared to lose his $5m wager against the poker pro generally believed to be the best player in the world today.

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