Poker legend Phil Ivey would as a rule have been ensconced in Las Vegas this week, battling it out during the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP). 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 truth reached London’s Supreme Court week that is late last.
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 huge news it when could have been. In reality, since he won his last World Series bracelet in 2014, he’s only registered for three WSOP occasions.
But so far, he’s never missed the Main Event.
Ivey has been fighting the Crockford’s battle for 5 years, and also a similar case from Atlantic City’s Borgata.
Ivey and their accomplice Kelly Sun ‘won’ the contested sum in 2012 making use of a training known as edge-sorting. This will be a technique when a skilled player is able to spot tiny discrepancies in the patterns on the backs of playing cards. Ivey and Sun requested a specific kind of Gemaco cards to ass (더 보기…)