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London Revisited

A few hands involving Phil Ivey

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Apr 02, 2010


In my column two issues ago, I skipped through the World Series of Poker Europe main event in London to write about the passing of my friend Amir Vahedi. I was going to just move on, but then remembered that I had made some notes about a few hands involving Phil Ivey. And since people can’t get enough of him, here we go — Phil vs. me. We were seated at the same table to start day one. He seemed pretty active, as well as preoccupied. A measly few million is probably just not enough to get Phil’s attention nowadays. Anyway, our first hand came down about an hour in. I raised from middle position with A-K, and Phil called from the big blind. The flop came 9-6-5 rainbow. Phil checked, I bet about two-thirds of the pot, and Phil called. The turn brought the 2, and we both checked. ...

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