The 8 time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey is taking his act to Macau to join the Asian Poker Tour Macau event. Ivey’s presence alone is sure to generate a buzz around the event. He’s one of the most recognizable names and faces in the game of poker today and his presence has just turned this bigtime event into a super big time event. The event is set to launch November 6 to 14, 2010 at the Hard Rock Poker Lounge in the City of Dreams in Macau.
In his career up until 2010, Ivey has a total live tournament winnings of roughly $13.5M and more than $5M of which came from cashes at the WSOP. It’s cash games where Ivey dominates. The 2010 WSOP victory was worth $329,840 and took him level with Erik Seidel and Johnny Moss with eight WSOP bracelets each. His savvyness and his stone cold demeanor have many pinning him as the best poker player in the world and earned him a nickname as the “Tiger Woods of Poker” which, at this moment, isn’t all that appropriate.