Arriving on a late flight, the People’s Champ Phil Ivey continues his media friendly demeanor as he stops to chat with Caitlin Fox from the World Poker Tour about playing in the Alpha 8 Super High Roller in Johannesburg.
Ivey, who apparently is both infamous and famous, finds himself very relaxed as he prepares to face the small field that has assembled at the Emperors Palace Casino in South Africa. With names like Jason Mercier, Antonio Esfandiari, Philipp Gruissem and Erik Seidel all taking a shot, Ivey is asked why he enjoys the WPT Alpha8 events.
It’s because he is, of course, treated like a king and the future Poker Hall of Fame member wants nothing more than to battle with the best. Plus, as soon as he’s done with this he gets to go on a one-of-a-kind safari. Sounds like an amazing $100k vacay.