World Series of Poker -- Phil Ivey Wins Eighth Bracelet in Event No. 34
Ivey Reigns Supreme at Star-Studded Final Table
Phil Ivey just doesn’t stop impressing the poker community.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Phil Ivey continued to cement his reputation as the greatest player in the world by winning his eighth career WSOP bracelet in event no. 37, the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event. Ivey will take home $329,840 for his victory, but will take much more than that from various high-stakes pros who made bracelet bets with him.
This was easily the toughest final table of the 2010 World Series of Poker as the final eight players were jam packed with top-flight professionals. Chad Brown, David Baker, Bill Chen, John Juanda, and Jeffrey Lisandro accompanied Ivey at the final table , making Ivey’s victory, all that more impressive.
Ivey entered the final table as the chip leader, but took some hits early on to drop him back into the middle of the pack. He was able to tread water and survive until it was three handed with Chen and Juanda. Chen looked like he was going to run away with the tournament since he had 75% of the chips in play at that point.
Ivey, however, was able to knock off Juanda and go heads-up with Chen with just a 3-1 chip advantage. The heads-up battle was intense and Ivey was able to pull back to even within the first hour of heads-up play. Once he reached that threshold, it seemed like the momentum had completely changed and all the pots seemed to be pushed towards Ivey.
Ivey finished off Chen in a cold-deck of a razz hand, where they got all the money in on fifth street with both players having already made a very strong low. Ivey had made a six-low to beat Chen’s seven-low, and Ivey even rivered a wheel to end the tournament in style.
With his eighth bracelet, Ivey moves up the ranks on the all-time bracelet leaderboard. He moves into a tie with Erik Seidel, and is only behind the likes of Johnny Moss (9 bracelets), Doyle Brunson (10 bracelets), Johnny Chan (10 bracelets), and Phil Hellmuth (11 bracelets).
Bill Chen finished just shy of his third career bracelet, and this was Juanda’s fourth final table of this year’s series, falling short in his bid for his fifth career bracelet.
Here are the final table results:
1. Phil Ivey – $329,840
2. Bill Chen – $203,802
3. John Juanda – $129,553
4. Ken Aldridge – $93,418
5. Jeffrey Lisandro – $68,417
6. David Baker – $50,871
7. Albert Hahn – $38,391
8. Chad Brown – $29,406
Here are the elimination hands as seen on CardPlayer.com’s live updates.
Chad Brown Eliminated in Eighth Place ($29,046)
Chad Brown raised from the cutoff and was called by Bill Chen in the big blind.
The flop came 5104 and both players checked. The turn the 2 and Chen led out and Brown raised all-in and was called by Chen.
Both players were drawing when brown showed the J9 and Chen showed the 76. Brown had the best hand with jack-high, but the 6 came on the river and Brown was the first casualty of the official final table.
Albert Hahn Eliminated in Seventh Place ($38,391)
Phil Ivey raised and Albert Hahn three-bet all-in preflop. Jeffrey Lisandro and Ivey made the call and the three saw the A25 flop.
Lisandro checked, Ivey bet and Lisandro called. The turn was the 8 and the river was the Q, which Ivey and Lisandro checked down.
Lisandro showed A488 and Ivey showed KK47 to chop the main and side pot between each other. Hahn couldn’t beat either hand and was eliminated in seventh.
David Baker Eliminated in Sixth Place ($50,871)
John Juanda raised and David Baker made it three bets. Phil Ivey then opted to make it four bets. Juanda called and Baker called off the last off his chips.
The flop came Q96 and Ivey bet and was called by Juanda. The turn was the 9 and Ivey fired another bullet and Juanda tossed his hand into the muck.
Ivey showed AQK2 and Baker showed AK65.
The J fell on the river and Ivey scooped the pot to send Baker home.
Jeffrey Lisandro Eliminated in Fifth Place ($68,417)
Jeffrey Lisandro was crippled in a stud hand with Ken Aldridge when Lisandro made a straight against Aldridge’s full house, which left him with just a few chips. This hand came shortly after.
Lisandro was all-in on third street against Ken Aldridge. Their boards ran out like this.
Both players started with a pair, but neither improved, meaning that Aldridge’s eights bested Lisandro’s fives, sending Lisandro home in fifth.
Ken Aldridge Eliminated in Fourth Place ($93,418)
Ken Aldridge limped in on the button, John Juanda called in the small blind and Phil Ivey checked his option in the big blind.
The flop came 10J2 and Juanda checked to Ivey, who bet and was raised by Aldridge. Juanda folded and Ivey called. The 8 fell on the turn and Aldridge got the rest of his chips in against Ivey.
Aldridge showed the JQ32, giving him jacks and deuces, and Ivey showed J968, giving him jacks and eights.
Neither player had a low draw and the 8 gave Ivey a full house and the pot, sending Aldridge home in third.
Juanda Eliminated in Third Place ($129,553)
John Juanda completed on third and was raised by Phil Ivey who brought it in. Juanda called and check-raised fourth street. Ivey called the raise on fourth street and the rest of the money got in on fifth street.
“You got anything?” Juanda asked.
“Two pair,” replied Ivey.
Juanda let out an expletive as he showed his ace-high. Juanda ran two pair, aces-up, but Ivey filled up and it didn’t matter. Ivey now will go heads-up with Bill Chen for the bracelet.
Bill Chen Eliminated in Second Place ($203,802), Phil Ivey Wins Event No. 37 ($329,840)
Bill Chen brought it in with a deuce and Ivey completed with an ace. Chen raised and Ivey re-raised and Ivey called.
Both players caught small cards on fourth and Ivey bet and Chen called. On fifth their boards looked like this.
On fifth street, Ivey bet, Chen raised, and Ivey three-bet, allowing Chen to get the last of his chips in the middle.
Chen showed A-5 in the hole, for a made 7-6 low and Ivey had 3-5 in the hole, for a made 6-5 low. Chen was looking for a 3 to chop, which he never found, and Ivey improved to the wheel on the river, giving him the pot, the bracelet, and $329,840 to go with it.
Chen will take home $203,802 for his second place finish.
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