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Phil Ivey Wins 10th Bracelet In 2014 World Series of Poker $1,500 Eight-Game Mix Event

38-Year-Old Poker Pro Joins Poker Legends Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson In Second place In All-Time Bracelet Count


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Phil Ivey has done it again.

The 38-year-old poker pro is widely regarded by his peers as the greatest player in the game, with unrivaled success in cash games both online and live as well as one of the most impressive tournament resumes ever assembled. Ivey added to his legend tonight when he won his tenth gold bracelet in the 2014 World Series of Poker $1,500 eight-game mix event, topping a field of 486 players to win the hardware and $167,332.

As a result Ivey now joins Poker Hall of Famers Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan in a tie for second place on the all-time bracelet list and also increases his live tournament earnings to over $21 million.

“I’m in there,” said Ivey of joining Chan and Brunson at 10 bracelets. “I mean, Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson’s [results] speak for themselves. They’re two of the best players to ever play the game. I just got done playing with Doyle in Bobby’s room and he’s still as sharp as a tack. He’s unbelievable, still winning in the games at his age. If I can be playing poker at his age, that’d be good.”

Ivey came into the final day in third chip position among the 14 remaining players and outlasted a number of fellow stars of the game including Amnon Filippi (11th – $9,014), Daniel Negreanu (9th – $9,014), Stephen Chidwick (5th – $30,488), Aaron Steury (4th – $44,286) and 2014 WSOP seniors event champion Dan Heimiller (3rd – $66,246).

Bruce YamronIn the end it came down to heads-up between Ivey and retired Florida Jeweler Bruce Yamron. After eliminating Heimiller in third place Ivey was just a few big blinds behind Yamron in the chip counts, but all of that soon changed. Ivey dominated heads-up play, building up a roughly 6-to-1 chiplead by the time the final hand arose. In Omaha eight-or-better Yamron raised on the button and Ivey called. The flop brought the ASpade Suit7Club Suit5Club Suit and Ivey bet, only to get raised by Yamron. Ivey called and the turn brought the KDiamond Suit. Ivey bet and Yamron raised, putting himself all-in. Ivey called and rolled over the AClub SuitKSpade Suit9Club Suit8Spade Suit for top two pair, the nut flush draw and a straight draw. Yamron turned up the AHeart SuitJSpade Suit8Spade Suit7Heart Suit for a worse two pair and a low draw. The QDiamond Suit on the river was a brick for Yamron, sending him to the rail as the runner-up and securing the pot and the titled for Ivey.

“The cards ran over me,” said Ivey after heads-up play concluded. “Bruce is a very good friend of mine, we go back maybe 15 years. he’s one of my dearest, closest friends in poker, and I know he really wanted to win this bracelet. I got there in the end, but it could have gone either way head-up. I got the cards, he didn’t, and here I am with number ten.”

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Phil Ivey $167,332 720
2 Bruce Yamron $103,375 600
3 Dan Heimiller $66,246 480
4 Aaron Steury $44,286 360
5 Stephen Chidwick $30,426 300
6 Yuebin Guo $21,592 240
7 Christoph Haller $15,720 180
8 Alexander Rocha $11,750 120
9 Daniel Negreanu $9,014 60

Winner photo provided by the WSOP.

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7 years ago

Great job by a Jersey Boy!