Poker legend Phil Ivey would normally have been ensconced in Las Vegas this week, fighting it out during the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP). Instead, Ivey is in London, fighting his appropriate battle to claim £7.7 million ($10 million) in punto banco winnings from London’s tony Crockfords Casino, which he contests has been illegally withheld. The scenario 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 right here after winning the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic) is in London during the Supreme Court, fighting for $10 million which he says 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 once could have been. In reality, since he won his last World Series bracelet in 2014, he’s only registered for three WSOP events.
But so far, he is never missed the Main Event.
Ivey happens to be fighting the Crockford’s battle for 5 years, along with a case that is similar Atlantic City’s Borgata.
Ivey and their accomplice Kelly Sun ‘won’ the contested sum in 2012 using a training known as edge-sorting. This really is a technique in which a skilled player is in a position to spot tiny discrepancies in the patterns on the backs of playing cards. Ivey and Sun requested a (altro…)