The Stare No One Wants to See
Phil Ivey is regarded by many including me to be the best all around Poker Player in the World. You can always find Phil Ivey in the highest Cash Games in the world whether it be online at Full Tilt Poker or in Bobby's Room at the Bellagio. Ivey has always preferred Cash Games rather than tournaments as he has said that sometimes he gets bored in tournaments and loses focus. He would rather have the rush of all the cash getting in the middle in a live game.
However the 2009 WSOP has been totally different for Ivey as he made a bunch of prop bets with other poker players as to how many bracelets he was going to win. Ivey already cashed big on those prop bets as he has already won 2 bracelets and word is he took more money home with the prop bets than he did with the prize money. You see when motivated there is no one better than Phil Ivey.
Well Phil is focused to win the Main Event and with 64 players left Phil Ivey is 3rd with over 6 million in Chips. If Phil Ivey makes the Final Table this will be without question the most watched Final Table in WSOP history. Antonio Esfandiari is in 6th place with 5.6 million in chips as the other big name still in. Joe Sebok better know as Barry Greenstein's son is also still alive with over a 1 million in chips. Personally I'm rooting for Phil Ivey because him making the final table and possibly winning it would be as big or bigger than when Chris Moneymaker won the Main Event. With that said another huge popularity rush in poker may help get poker legalized so that people can once again play online poker without any hassles.
Who do you think is the best poker Player in the world is right now?