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Ivey wins ninth WSOP bracelet

11 April 2013

Phil Ivey won his ninth World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet Tuesday when he beat Brandon Wong heads up to win the $2,200 8-Game Mixed event at the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific (WSOP APAC).

The tournament had 81 entrants and Ivey won $51,840 for finishing in first. Wong won $32,039 for finishing in second.

Ivey is now tied with Johnny Moss for fourth on the all-time WSOP bracelet list. Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson each have 10 bracelets. Phil Hellmuth has 13.

After beating a final table that included Daniel Negreanu, Ivey told the WSOP that his goal is keep winning bracelets and eventually pass Hellmuth on the all-time list.

"As I've gotten older, I've started to think about my place in poker history and where I'm going to stand, so it is important to me to win these bracelets," Ivey said. "I'm trying to catch Phil. It's tough, he keeps winning them, but I'm looking forward to the summer."

Last summer, Ivey reached five final tables at the WSOP in Las Vegas. But he wasn't able to close them out, and that clearly bothered him.

"The last [five] final tables I made I didn't win," Ivey told the WSOP. "I was getting very frustrated, so I was very happy to win this tournament."

Negreanu finished in fourth and won $16,366.
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Vin Narayanan is the managing editor at Casino City. When he's not writing or editing stories, he likes to play Chinese Poker, Badugi, Razz and any other "non-traditional" poker game. He also thinks blackjack is his best game and loves game theory.

Before joining Casino City, Vin covered (not all at the same time) sports, politics and elections, wars, technology, celebrities and the Census for USATODAY.com, USA WEEKEND and CNN.

A proud graduate of Michigan State University, Vin can be found on most nights and weekends trying to find a way to watch the Spartans play football or basketball.

Vin Narayanan
Vin Narayanan is the managing editor at Casino City. When he's not writing or editing stories, he likes to play Chinese Poker, Badugi, Razz and any other "non-traditional" poker game. He also thinks blackjack is his best game and loves game theory.

Before joining Casino City, Vin covered (not all at the same time) sports, politics and elections, wars, technology, celebrities and the Census for USATODAY.com, USA WEEKEND and CNN.

A proud graduate of Michigan State University, Vin can be found on most nights and weekends trying to find a way to watch the Spartans play football or basketball.