In a huge hand earlier (read all about it here) Phil Ivey got into a dispute about string betting. The ruling was called against him but apparently they made an exception from that point on.
On a board Ivey bet 3,500 in his usual style and the dealer noticed it right away. "That's a string bet sir" he claimed as Ivey defended his actions.
"They allow it now for Americans because it's a habit", Ivey said with an apologizing look on his face. The Italian player he was up against couldn't quite fathom what was going on and they started discussing the situation. The floor came over and said Ivey's action was fast enough for it to be a legit bet and his 3,500 chips stayed in the pot. His opponent tanked for a bit and eventually folded his cards. "There", Ivey said with a straight face as he tabled his . The best player in the world still doesn't seem very happy, but at least his stack is still massive.