Despite making five WSOP final tables in less than two weeks, Phil Ivey has yet to win his first golden bracelet of the 2012 series. Last night, Ivey played his latest final table, but resigned in eighth place for a $21,699 cash.
Phil Ivey has been the talk of the town during this year's World Series of Poker with a full five final table appearances in less than two weeks.
Last night, Ivey made the final table of Event #35, $2,500 Mixed Hold'em, entering the run for what would be his ninth golden bracelet.
However, after starting the table as a short stack, Ivey never really managed to pick up the pace, and instead he was eliminated already in eighth place for a $21,699 cash.
The event was later won by Chris Tryba, who beat Canadian star Erik Cajelais heads-up to claim his first bracelet and a $210,107 first prize.
Despite not winning any event so far, Ivey's good run at the 2012 WSOP has already been historically successful.
No player in the history of the series has formerly managed to make five final tables in such a short time span, and in terms of cashes, the former Team Full Tilt pro has long broken the $500,000 mark with half of the series still to go.
Ivey's run is also putting him on the very top of the annual WSOP Player of The Year leader board, as well as he is now looking to overtake Jonathan Duhamel's top spot on the latest update of the Global Poker Index.
In terms of bracelets, Ivey is still stuck at eight titles, leaving him just behind, Johnny Moss with nine, Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan
with ten each, and the all-time leader, Phil Hellmuth
, who won his 12th bracelet just one week ago.