Phil Ivey edge sorting saga continues. WPT Gardens Poker Festival enters Day 3 in the biggest tournament since the end of the WSOP. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Borgata makes claim on Phil Ivey’s WSOP winnings
The Borgata was apparently among those watching Phil Ivey’s performance at the 2019 WSOP. After Ivey cashed in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship for $124,410, a lawyer for the casino served notice to the WSOP to claim the seven-figure score that Ivey had won. Ivey had also cashed in three other events for around $10,000 in total prior to the final table appearance.
The New Jersey-based Borgata is attempting to claim on $10.13 million-plus $214,518 interest in a judgment from an “edge sorting” case that Ivey lost last year. After no assets were found in New Jersey, a federal judge ruled that the Borgata could pursue Ivey’s assets located in the state of Nevada. According to the report, it is unknown whether the Borgata succesfully claimed any of Ivey’s winnings from the 2019 WSOP.
Ivey has already appealed in New Jersey, but he has notably failed to post the required supercedeas bond matching the judgment amount — $10.13 million. This is why the Borgata docketed the case into Nevada. Whether Ivey wins or loses, he is not in legal compliance at this time.
— Haley Hintze (@Haley_Hintze) July 22, 2019
– The biggest poker event since the WSOP, the WPT Gardens Poker Festival, entered Day 3 on Tuesday with 54 players, a number that had dwindled down to 22 by mid-evening. The 373 entries that joined the event means that players are playing towards the $368,475 first-place prize. Laszlo Molnar and Viny Lima are chip leaders with Elio Fox and Maria Ho among those still alive.
– The 2019 World Series of Poker will go down in history as one of the biggest yet with $187k entries generating $291 million in prizes. 2019 also marked the biggest year for WSOP.com online events, which generated a total of 14,127 entries over eight events. PocketFives breaks down the numbers.
2019 also broke the recent trend of young WSOP winners. The 2019 WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan is 55 years old, making him the oldest player to win since Noel Furlong won in 1999 at the wage of 62.
– PokerStars recently announced a decision to leave the Switzerland market, but only until the country gives PokerStars a license.
– Now that the WSOP has ended, the poker world takes a bit of a step back. Fortunately, there are plenty of tours and events that get rolling before the end of summer including events from the WPT, EPT, WSOP Circuit, partypoker LIVE and the Heartland Poker Tour. Cardplayer Lifestyle asks some top pros what they plan on doing in the days after the WSOP.
– Tuesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video of the day is the final part of Carroters’ “Crushers Checklist” series. In this episode, Carroters discusses some tips for beating the $100NL 6 max games.
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– Andrew Neeme focuses on reviewing poker hands in this video, where he is still in Las Vegas at the end of the World Series of Poker.
– Marle Cordeiro hits on few different topics including the Jungleman parody and her experience at the 2019 WSOP:
– PokerStars revisits the 2019 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event which was held in May: