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Phil Ivey — A Hard Man to Bet Against

Sixth and Seventh WSOP Bracelets Lead Summer Story Lines

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Jul 24, 2009


The World Series of Poker has always generated poker’s most compelling headlines, and this year is no different. The 2009 WSOP has already featured online poker legend Brock Parker winning back-to-back bracelets (see Page 60), Roland De Wolfe completing poker’s second Triple Crown (see Page 58), and, just as Card Player was going to press with this issue, Jeffrey Lisandro winning his second bracelet of this Series, and third in three years. But the summer’s biggest headline belongs to Phil Ivey, the man considered by his peers to be one of the best, if not the best, all-around poker players today. The “pros’ pro” captured two more WSOP bracelets, adding to his already robust collection. This is the 10th straight year that at least one player has won multiple bracelets. And who is the last player to win three bracelets in a single World Series? That would be Ivey, in ...

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