Ivey Makes the November Nine
You know Jeffrey Pollack and the WSOP officials are doing the snoopy dance right now as Phil Ivey has made the November Nine. In addition, the final table boasts a couple of other pros that give this final table some credibility for once.
Of course, anyone that followed Day 8 action knows that Ivey has dropped down to the 3rd shortest stack by the time that play reached the final table. However, Ivey is perfectly capable of rebounding from a short stack. He was the 2nd short stack starting play of the the Â½ Omaha 8 Â½ Stud 8 event and in no time was able to take over the chip lead, and eventually the bracelet.
However, Ivey is not the only name of note at the final. Eric Buchman is 2nd in chips with 34.8 Million. Buchman had nearly a Million in tournament winnings heading into this event and has a runner-up finish at the WSOP in 2006. He also made the final table of the Â½ Omaha 8 Â½ Stud 8 event that Ivey won. Jeff Shulman is another strong player that has made the final table. He made the final table at the 2000 WSOP Main Event. He held the chip lead for a while but lost it to Chris Ferguson. Shulman has the most career winnings coming into the final table besides Ivey with $1.38 Million.
Although he has the chip lead heading into the final table, I doubt that Darvin Moon has any legitimate shot to win. He even admits that he has been very lucky to this point. Of course, things can change and he can get some added coaching between now and then, but I donât see it happening.
Of course, if Ivey can get some chips at this table, we may see a clinic put on by the man who is considered the best in the game.
Ok, it is time for the November Nine speculation to begin. In the case of Jeffrey Pollack and the ESPN suits, it is time for them to start praying to the poker gods that Phil Ivey picks up some chips.