Ivey Heading for 5th Final Table
Phil Ivey is heading towards his fifth final table in this year’s World Series of Poker. He entered the series this year with a will to win, and has already cashed for more than $500,000 over the course of this year’s events. His performances put him in good stead for 7th place in the 2012 Player of The Year Standings.
However, despite his amazing performance this year, he seems oblivious to what’s going on around him. He may be one of the most well-known poker players of this era, but he barely even recognizes half of the people that he’s spending time in final tables with.
Ivey’s aloofness doesn’t stem from hostility, at least not according to his long-standing friend and fellow poker pro, Daniel Negreanu. He simply comes to the table aiming to win, and refuses to get drawn in to the gossip and the poker table politics.
Ivey is currently hoping to pass the other famous Phil, Phil Hellmuth, in bracelet count. If he manages that, he hopes to achieve a career goal of 30 bracelets.
His return to the tables after a year off in protest against the events of Black Friday has attracted a lot of attention, but he has so far refused to give any interviews, and is not looking to discuss the problems he had when Full Tilt Poker was accused of fraud during the Black Friday investigations. Despite his silence, however, he remains one of the most popular and successful players on the felt this year.