WSOP: Ivey in One Drop; Holds POY lead; Satellite for Main Event entry this weekend

Phil Ivey

Phil IveyIndustry voice Wendeen H. Eolis is reporting that Phil Ivey will be taking part in the World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop event next month. An article penned by her on the Poker Player website reveals that “the most worshipped poker star” is to take part in the $1 million buy-in event – which gets underway on June 30. Ivey’s latest bid for a bracelet came to an end when he could only manage $21,000 and eighth place in Event #35. We’re pretty sure it’ll all be forgotten if he wins the Big One for One Drop though. Now we wait for the WSOP confirmation of its final list.

Ivey remains at the top of the 2012 WSOP Player of the Year rankings with 539.70 points putting him a long way ahead of the field – apart from John Monnette on 524.25. Third place belongs to Andy Frankenberger (384.66) and the run that Ivey’s on it’s hard to see anyone getting anywhere near him.

Anyone looking to play in the WSOP Main Event has a chance to qualify this weekend when PokerStars hosts a Mega Satellite that guarantees at least 10 Main Event Passports for various events. Getting underway on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET the company will hand out a passport for every $13,000 in the prize pool with $700 the price to get in directly. Otherwise you can chance your luck in a $3 feeder satellite, and the events in which the passport can be used are the WSOP, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), European Poker Tour (EPT), Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT).