His recent tournament victory for $604K in Short Deck Hold'em at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Montenegro has put Phil Ivey in the spotlight once again - and this time, for the right reasons.
The last few years it seemed that whenever Ivey's name made headlines it was usually related to legal matters over edge sorting or the closing of his Ivey League website. Poker fans would much rather that the Tiger Woods of Poker make headlines for his exploits and successes on the poker tables.
By all indications, we will be treated to exactly that this summer, as Ivey stated that he will be competing in tournaments at the 2018 WSOP. The 10-time WSOP gold bracelet winner announced his plans in a recent interview with PokerNews following his Six Plus Hold'em victory:
"I want to start playing some more tournaments. I plan on playing the World Series of Poker."
Ivey's last WSOP title was won in 2014 in $1,500 Eight Game Mix when he topped 485 entries to earn $167,332. His last championship prior to the Short Deck victory came in 2015 at the Aussie Millions in the A$250,000 LK Boutique Challenge for A$2,205,000 ($1,710,854).
The short interview touched on a few other subjects, such as where Phil has been the last few years and the length of time he's been playing Short Deck Hold'em. Check out the interview below courtesy of PokerNews: