Ivey Misses out on WSOP Bracelet Again
This year, it seems that Phil Ivey will end up with a lot of money, but no bracelets. His fifth final table has ended the same way as the other four – close, but no win. Reaching five final tables in just one World Series of Poker event is most certainly an achievement, nobody can deny that. Ivey has managed to prove that he is one of the best poker players in the game today, and he’s managed three top five finishes out of those five final tables – securing more than $500,000 in prize money.
This is an impressive return to the felt after a year away from the World Series of Poker, but it hasn’t helped him close the gap against Phil Hellmuth, who holds the record for the most WSOP bracelets at this time, and has already managed to improve that record this year.
If there’s one thing that Ivey can celebrate, however, it’s his standings in the Player of The Year rankings. Ivey’s consistent “good” finishes have put him in the top spot in the player of the year rankings. Just behind him is John Monnette, who has also racked up several impressive finishes over the course of this year’s tournament. Andrew Frankenberger is in third place, and Phil Hellmuth holds the fourth spot – however the pair are far, far down in points compared to the top two. Of course, that could change over the next week.