I’ll keep this short because I assume you’re on vacation at the lake house about to fire up the gas stove to make eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast and finishing off the breakfast with a fresh fruit cup. Trust me, my ass wouldn’t be up at 7:30 on a June Sunday unless the company was paying me to do this. Six years ago I’d work my ass off on Sunday mornings because I felt loyal to you guys. Not anymore. I’m now in it for the cash.
Moving along, last night Phil Ivey won his 10th WSOP bracelet, tying him with Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan for 2nd all-time to Phil Helmuth (13). But the interesting part about this Ivey victory was the side bet Daniel Negreanu offered to the poker pro community.
Before the start of the World Series of Poker, Daniel Negreanu went on Twitter and offered an even-money bet that he or Phil Ivey would win a bracelet this summer.
Ivey put up the majority of the money to cover Negreanu’s public wager, and he reportedly will earn at least $200,000 on the side bet in addition to the $167,332 first-place prize.
“It was really interesting because I wanted to win for Daniel,” Ivey said. “He doesn’t really step out there and make big bets too often, so I knew he was really rooting hard. It was a different kind of feeling. I really wanted to bear down and try to win for him.”