At long last Phil Ivey has finally made his debut in the 2015 WSOP.
Apparently the $111,111 One Drop High Roller was a little too good for Ivey to pass up and he took a seat in the ultra-tough competition.
WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart immediately walked up to Ivey and ribbed him about being absent for most of the summer.
“You’re finally here!” joked Stewart. “I thought you’d wait until at least the Main Event.”
Ivey just smirked and went back to the game.
Polk, Colman, Koon Show Up Early
Former Big One for One Drop winner Dan Colman
The $111k One Drop event has already attracted some of the biggest high rollers in poker through the first couple levels of play including Phil Hellmuth, Dan Colman, Jason Koon, Doug Polk and Brian Hastings.
There are also a few businessmen in the field with venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, hedge fund manager David Einhorn and retiree Bill Klein.
The field has already soared to 121 players with more players expected through the day.
Last time the $111k One Drop event was held Anthony Gregg outlasted 166 entries to win $4.8 million. Will the prize pool hit reach that number this year? Only time will tell.
Here’s an early photo gallery of the WSOP $111k buy-in tournament:
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