Phil Ivey's incredible run at the World Series of Poker continues. Last night, Ivey made it through to the final stages of Event #35, the $2,500 Mixed Hold'em. With just 12 players left, Ivey could be heading for his fifth final table this year.
Phil Ivey last year decided to skip the World Series of Poker to protest against Full Tilt Poker. But this year he has returned with a vengeance.
Having already made four final tables during the 2012 series, Ivey last night made it through to the very last stages of Event #35, the $2,500 Mixed Hold'em.
A total of 393 players signed up for the event to create a $894,075 combined prize pool.
Among the starters were a number of big-name pros, including Jeff Lisandro, David Baker, Leonid Bilokur, Huck Seed, and Andre Akkari, who all made it into the top-45 and the money.
At this moment, just 12 players remain in the event, headlined by Michael Gathy in first place with 472,000 chips. Second place is taken by Erik Cajelais with 390,000, while Dutchman Joep van den Bijgaart is third with 330,000.
All eyes will however undoubtedly be on Phil Ivey in 9th place with 185,500 chips.
With cashes for around $500,000 and a single runner-up finish, Ivey has already made four final tables this season in Las Vegas.
A fifth would mark a remarkable achievement from the 36-year-old pro, as well as it would further consolidate his position on top of the WSOP Player of The Year leaderboard.
A place at the final table would also bring Ivey one step closer to winning the first prize of $210,107, as well as what would become his ninth golden bracelet.
For more updates and chip counts, see the WSOP website