Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
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Ivey's Here

[user20283] • Taso 1

Phil Ivey is always someone to look out for in events like this and he's here as well right from the get go. Ivey finished third in the first ever $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship back in 2006, when Andy Bloch and the ultimate winner, Chip Reese, battled it out for the trophy. Since then Ivey has cashed only once more in this tournament, back in 2008.

Today Ivey faces a man who was once the youngest World Series of Poker bracelet winner ever. Back in 2007 it was Steve Billirakis who broke Jeff Madsen's record of youngest bracelet winner by winning the $5,000 Mixed Hold'em event.

One of his other opponents, Mike Leah, already has three cashes at this year's WSOP including a seventh place in the $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo event.

Finally, we've also spotted a relatively unknown live poker player who goes by the name of Crazy Elior online. Elior Sion's might not have faces Ivey at the live poker tables but it's safe to say these two are no strangers to each other when it comes to online play.

Tagit: Chip ReeseElior SionJeff MadsenMike LeahPhil IveySteve Billirakis