Majority thinks Phil Ivey will win the 2009 WSOP Main Event

September 28, 2009

Even though it is still a couple of months until the final table of the 2009 WSOP is going to start there is one player who is already a huge favorite to win the main event. In many recent surveys he has been the number one pick amongst most people and even the online sportsbooks are giving him a good chance to win.

At the moment the 2009 WSOPE is being played and the 2009 WSOP Main Event final table is still in the distant future. But according to a survey made on there is already a big favorite to win this years WSOP Main event.

At the time of writing this poker news post 78.56% of all the people who voted had chosen Phil Ivey as the winner. We find this very interesting since Phil Ivey is going to start out the final table in 7th place and only $9.765.000 in chips compared to the chipleader Darvin Moon who is sitting on $58.930.000 in chips.

If you look at the odds offered by you will see that they have Phil Iveys odds as the third lowest of any player in the tournament. This shows that either the online sportsbooks have a lot of faith in Phil Ivey or they are just getting an insane amount of bets on Ivey to win and had to adjust the odds accordingly.

This is what the visitors of think the outcome of the final table will be:

Odds from

  • Antoine Saout – 15/1
  • Darvin Moon – 5/2
  • Eric Buchman – 4/1
  • James Akenhead – 12/1
  • Jeff shulman – 6/1
  • Joseph Cada – 12/1
  • Kevin Schaffel – 12/1
  • Phil Ivey – 5/1
  • Steven Begleiter – 11/2

Final Table chip counts:

  • Phil Ivey 9.765.000
  • Darvin Moon 58.930.000
  • Jeff Shulman 19.580.000
  • Eric Buchman 34.800.000
  • Joseph Cada 13.215.000
  • James Akenhead 6.800.000
  • Antoine Saout 9.500.000
  • Steven Begleiter 29.885.000
  • Kevin Schaffel 12.390.000


One Response to “Majority thinks Phil Ivey will win the 2009 WSOP Main Event”

  1. Phil on September 30th, 2009 11:01 am

    I sure am rooting for Phil to win, he’s a bit of a longshot but has to be (obviously) the best player at the table. It will be GREAT for poker both online and off if he pulls it off, proving that skill wins never hurts. GO PHIL!

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