Phil Ivey wins his #11 WSOP bracelet


This week, we report a historic moment for poker: the renowned American professional Phil Ivey won the Event #29 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship of the WSOP 2024, adding the eleventh bracelet to his career and being only behind Phil Hellmuth in the list of players with the most bracelets

Phil Ivey Wins His 11th Wsop Bracelet

From a bet to a bracelet

Phil Ivey won his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 2000. In 2014, Ivey won the tenth, but the player decided to migrate to play high-stakes games in Asia and did not return to Las Vegas.

That changed this year when Phil traveled to play this year's WSOP. With only a third of the series played, Ivey had already cashed in six tournaments, and in the seventh, he triumphed.

Phil Ivey won his eleventh WSOP bracelet, collecting $347,440 at the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Event #29.

The tournament had 149 entries. The champion was supposed to be declared in three days, but the TOP3 took more hours than expected, and the final definition was postponed to the next day. In the three-player game, Ivey's stack dropped to just one bet (the equivalent of a BB in Hold'em).

On Day 4, the heads-up of the tournament was decreed after more than an hour of play. Danny Wong was left with all the Mercier chips in two hands and reached the final showdown with a 2:1 difference on Ivey's stack.

In the end, Phil won the tournament after an hour and a half of playing. In the final hand, Ivey had some luck in the third exchange of cards: he got low to seven, exchanging a couple of sevens for a two.

Interestingly, Ivey answered the following in an interview right after winning her #11 bracelet:

"Poker is not my whole life anymore. I still love playing, and the WSOP inspires me. But now I have a family and value other things more than poker.”

Regarding the opportunity to approach Phil Hellmuth, who now has 17 bracelets, Ivey told reporters:

“I don't think about that. I only play tournaments when I can. Poker motivates me, not the chance to win another bracelet. I just want to win any tournament I participate in.”

All of Phil Ivey's bracelets

$2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
$1,500 Limit Seven Card Stud
$2,500 Limit Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
$2,000 Limit S.H.O.E.
$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
$2,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
$2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
$3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
$2,200 Mixed Event (8-Game)
$1,500 8-Game Mix
$10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship

The history of hats

Phil Ivy and Hats

A curious fact about the Event #29 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship is related to Phil Ivey's hats.

We're used to seeing Phil in a baseball cap or barehead. The player started this tournament with a black baseball cap, but when the tournament reached the prize stage Ivey came to the tables with a somewhat funny hat with a huge brim.

On the 4th day Ivey arrived wearing a white bucket hat, the same one he has in the photos with the bracelet.

Apparently, everything is related to the lights. The luminaires of the televised tables made the player uncomfortable, so these hats were just a way to stay protected.

Phil has only changed his baseball cap once: at the WSOP World Championship in December 2022, when he played with a knitted hat.


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