One thing you have to admit about Phil Ivey's presence in the world, especially poker, everything that he does - include breathing in that - is news. Ivey is! And he recently announced his picks for Team Americas in the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Caesars Cup on his Facebook page.
"Proud to be World Series of Poker (WSOP) APAC Caesars Cup captain. Here are my picks: Phil Hellmuth, Greg Merson, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari."
Hellmuth has 13 WSOP bracelets and is the most decorated player in WSOP history; Negreanu has over $16 million in career live tournament earnings and holds four WSOP bracelets; Merson is the defending WSOP Main Event champion, and Esfandiari took down the $1 Million Big One for One Drop last year at the WSOP.
Sam Trickett captains Team Europe and Joe Hachem captains Team Asia Pacific; neither have announced their squads yet. The Caesars Cup starts on Sunday, April 14th.
Esfandiari was signed as brand ambassador for Ultimate Poker earlier this week.
Ivey hits another spotlight with the release of a deleted scene by the makers of Bet Raise Fold titled "Ivey is God."
We'll be back soon with more news on Ivey…and the rest of the poker world.