Poker legend Phil Ivey would normally have been ensconced in Las Vegas this battling it out at the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP) week. 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 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 during the Supreme Court, fighting for $10 million that 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 massive news it as soon as might have been. In fact, since he won his World that is last Series in 2014, he’s only registered for three WSOP activities.
But until now, he is never missed the Main Event.
Ivey is fighting the Crockford’s battle for five years, plus a similar instance from Atlantic City’s Borgata.
Ivey and his accomplice Kelly Sun ‘won’ the contested sum in 2012 utilizing a practice known as edge-sorting. This really is a technique in which a player that is skilled in a position to spot tiny discrepancies in the patterns on the backs of playing cards. Ivey and Sun requested a spec