Professional poker player Phil Ivey pauses during a hand at the final table at the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 7, 2009.  The final nine players of the original 6,494 participants in the championship will split a pot of over $27 million in prize money, with the first-place finisher collecting the top prize of over $8 million.   AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)