Phil Ivey Wins 11th WSOP Bracelet, Eyes 2024 Player of the Year Title

  • Phil Ivey has secured his 11th WSOP bracelet by winning the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship.
  • Now, he aims for the 2024 WSOP Player of the Year title, with strong performances positioning him as a top contender.

LAS VEGASPhil Ivey has claimed his 11th World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet by winning the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship. This victory, which ended a decade-long drought, cements Ivey’s status as one of the greatest poker players of all time and sets the stage for his pursuit of the 2024 WSOP Player of the Year title.

Competing in Event #29: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship, Ivey faced off against a tough field of 149 entrants, including heads-up opponent Danny Wong and third-place finisher Jason Mercier. The final hand saw Ivey draw a wheel against Wong’s 9-8, securing the victory and a prize of $347,440.

This win moves Ivey past poker legends Johnny Chan, Erik Seidel, and the late Doyle Brunson, placing him second on the all-time WSOP bracelet leaderboard, just behind Phil Hellmuth.

"It's good. It feels good. It feels good to win always," said Ivey.

The win was not only a testament to his enduring skill but also a reminder to the poker world that Ivey remains at the top of his game. And with that, the Race for 2024 WSOP Player of the Year is underway.

Currently, he sits in sixth place with 2,152 points, thanks to a series of impressive performances throughout the summer.

Ivey is among the big stacks in Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship, a tournament revered by high rollers for its marathon-style format and significant prestige. With 12 players remaining out of an initial 89, Ivey is guaranteed to add at least 119 points to his total. A victory in this event would earn him 1,198 points, potentially catapulting him to the top of the Player of the Year leaderboard.

Throughout his career, Ivey has remained a dominant force in the ever-evolving world of poker. From his first bracelet win in 2000 against Amarillo Slim to his latest triumph, Ivey has consistently showcased his elite talent and strategic acumen. Despite the rise of online gambling sites and the prominence of game theory and solvers, Ivey’s mastery of the game remains unrivaled.

Whether he secures the Player of the Year title or not, Phil Ivey's contributions to poker and his consistent excellence over two decades have left an indelible mark on the game. The fire that drove him to his first bracelet still burns brightly, ensuring that Phil Ivey’s name will forever be synonymous with poker greatness.