Phil Ivey Listed at 4/1 To Win Despite Having Less Than 10 Million in Chips

Published on 2009-10-19 02:30:00

Phil Ivey at the table smiling - Wearing a black leather jacket - Photo updated on Sept 27th 2010 - at the WSOPEPhil Ivey, despite the fact that he has of the shorter stacks heading into the WSOP final table in November, is currently listed at 4/1 to win the main event at

There are only two players who are currently listed as bigger favorites at Bodog - Darvin Moon (17/10) and Eric Buchman (3/1).

Phil Ivey, Steven Begleiter and Jeff Shulman are all currently listed at 4/1.

Let's put this into some perspective.

Steven Begleiter has nearly 30 million chips, while Phil Ivey has a little short of 10 million, yet Bodog has them both listed at 4/1 to win.

Jeff Shulman and Phil Ivey are both listed at 4/1 to win, despite the fact that Shulman has roughly double the chips of Phil Ivey.

Eric Buchman is only a slight favorite over Phil Ivey, despite the fact that Buchman has nearly 35 million chips.

Joe Cada will enter the final table with nearly 4 million chips more than Phil Ivey, yet Cada is currently listed at 10/1 to win.

Antoine Saout and Phil Ivey will enter the final table with nearly identical stacks - Bodog currently has Saout listed as 12/1 to win.

I know that many people have been betting on Ivey to win - but 4/1? I know that he's the best poker player in the world, but still..




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