Phil Ivey’s legal fights over his baccarat instance proceed, but his edge-sorting partner, Cheung Yin “Kelly” Sun, may be moving on with a film based upon her high-stakes gambling adventures.
The Baccarat Queen, based on a 2017 account by casino poker author Michael Kaplan that appeared in Cigar Enthusiast, will certainly inform Sun’s life tale. Sunlight grew up in hardship in China prior to her edge-sorting technique brought her 10s of numerous dollars playing in casino sites throughout the world.
Sunlight, along with Ivey, would encourage dealerships to transform particular cards to transform their “good luck.” Yet because of a misprint on the back of the deck, specific cards were known prior to they were also handed over, allowing both to generate huge amounts prior to the casino sites caught their blunder.
While Ivey never ever received the $10.1 million he won at Crockfords Gambling establishment in 2012, he did collect $9.6 million at the Borgata. The New Jersey gambling enterprise, nonetheless, just recently won authorization in Nevada to pursue Ivey’s properties as well as recover their losses.
It is unknown if Ivey will make a look in The Baccarat Queen or that would certainly play him in the flick.
The movie is being created by Ivanhoe Pictures, a department of SK Global that brought in 2014’s hit Crazy Rich Asians to the big screen, as well as independent producer Jeffrey Sharp.
“The Baccarat Queen is a truly captivating story that will feature a diverse international cast, a goal that Ivanhoe continues to pursue as global storytellers,” said Ivanhoe Pictures President John Penotti. “We are thrilled to partner with Sharp as we tell this exciting, high-stakes tale of cunning and revenge.”
“We couldn’t be more excited about bringing this powerful, female-driven story to the screen with John and the Ivanhoe team,” Sharp added. “They are the perfect home for this project.”