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WSOP -- Phil Ivey Wins his Second Bracelet of the Summer

Ivey Takes Home his Seventh Bracelet at an Impressive Event No. 25 Final Table


Phil Ivey has done it again. He won event No. 25 ($2,500 Omaha eight-or-better/seven-card stud eight-or-better) at the 2009 World Series of Poker to take home $220,538 and his seventh gold bracelet just after midnight on June 14. This is the second bracelet that Ivey has won at the 2009 WSOP, his first victory came in event No. 8 ($2,500 no-limit deuce-to-seven lowball) on June 4.

Ivey now has seven bracelets in all, placing him in a tie for sixth place on the all-time bracelet list with Billy Baxter. He owns bracelets for wins in Omaha eight-or-better/seven-card stud eight-or-better, pot-limit Omaha, S.H.O.E., seven-card stud, seven-card stud eight-or-better, and no-limit deuce-to-seven lowball events.

Ivey topped Carlos Mortensen, Dutch Boyd, and Jon Turner at the stacked final table, while the Amazon Room buzzed with anticipation and excitement. The final day began with 14 players, and professionals Chad Brown (14th place), Blair Rodman (11th place), and Steve Wong (ninth place) all busted en route to the final table of eight.

Ivey came into the final table in seventh chip position, but he proved his poker dominance once again by coming back to win yet another bracelet. This is the second year in which Ivey has taken home multiple bracelets. He won three bracelets at the 2002 WSOP.

Here are the final-table results:

1. Phil Ivey – $220,538
2. Ming Lee – $136,292
3. Carlos Mortensen – $89,342
4. Dutch Boyd – $69,919
5. Jon Turner – $45,237
6. Eric Buchman – $34,747
7. Tom Koral – $27,993
8. Peter Gelencser – $23,600

Here are the elimination hands as featured in’s live updates:

Peter Gelencser Eliminated in Eighth Place ($23,600)

Omaha 8OB

Gelencser called a preflop raise to 20,000 by Dutch Boyd. The flop then came 9Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit 2Club Suit and Gelencser led out with 10,000. Boyd raised to 20,000 and Gelencser moved all in for the rest of his stack. Boyd made the call and the players tabled their hands.

Boyd: QSpade Suit QClub Suit JDiamond Suit 6Club Suit
Gelencser: ADiamond Suit 7Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit 6Heart Suit

Gelencser was drawing to the nut flush but the board ran out 3Club Suit and 9Club Suit and Gelencser was knocked out in eighth place.

Tom KoralTom Koral Eliminated in Seventh Place ($27,993)

Omaha 8OB

Carlos Mortensen raised to 24,000 from under the gun and Ming Lee three-bet from late position. Tom Koral made the call from the big blind as well. The flop came ASpade Suit 6Spade Suit 6Club Suit and Lee led out with 12,000. Koral then raised to 24,000 and Mortensen called. Lee three-bet to 36,000 and Koral called the remainder of his stack into the pot.

Mortensen called as well and the turn was the KClub Suit. Mortensen check-called a bet by Lee and both players checked the 10Club Suit on the river. Mortensen then showed JDiamond Suit JClub Suit 7Club Suit 6Diamond Suit for a club-flush and Lee mucked. Koral showed down his losing hand, ADiamond Suit 10Heart Suit 8Diamond Suit 2Spade Suit for two pair and he made his exit in seventh place.

Eric BuchmanEric Buchman Eliminated in Sixth Place ($34,747)

Stud 8OB

Buchman moved all-in on fourth street with the board reading the following.

Buchman: X-X-10Heart Suit 5Heart Suit
Dutch Boyd: X-X-6Club Suit JHeart Suit
Ming Lee: X-X-2Club Suit JSpade Suit

After fourth street, Lee and Boyd fought over the side pot with Boyd leading out the whole way. After all was said and done, Boyd turned over his hand of (QClub Suit QDiamond Suit QHeart Suit) 6Club Suit JHeart Suit 5Club Suit 2Heart Suit and Lee mucked. Buchman was showing 10Heart Suit 5Heart Suit JDiamond Suit 5Spade Suit and turned over two of his hole cards, (KClub Suit 2Spade Suit). He was drawing dead to Boyd’s three ladies. He mucked his river card and was ousted in sixth place.

Jon TurnerJon Turner Eliminated in Fifth Place ($45,237)

Omaha 8OB

With the board showing 8Club Suit 8Heart Suit 2Spade Suit QSpade Suit, Jon Turner was all in against Dutch Boyd and both players tabled their hands.

Boyd: ASpade Suit KClub Suit 4Spade Suit 4Club Suit
Turner: AClub Suit KDiamond Suit 9Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit

Boyd held the nut-flush draw and a low draw while Turner was stuck with a mediocre two pair. The river brought the 6Spade Suit and Boyd made his flush and low, managing to scoop the pot and show Turner the door in fifth place.

Dutch BoydDutch Boyd Eliminated in Fourth Place ($61,919)

Stud 8OB

Dutch Boyd was all in before any cards were distributed and Carlos Mortensen made the call. Their cards:

Mortensen: (10Spade Suit 7Diamond Suit) 10Club Suit AClub Suit 10Heart Suit ASpade Suit (8Heart Suit)
Boyd: (JSpade Suit 6Club Suit) JClub Suit 7Spade Suit 6Diamond Suit 8Diamond Suit (QHeart Suit)

Mortensen’s full house evicted Boyd from the tournament in fourth place.

Carlos MortensenCarlos Mortensen Eliminated in Third Place ($89,342)

Omaha 8OB

Carlos Mortensen got it all in before the flop against Ming Lee, who had him covered. Their cards:

Mortensen: ADiamond Suit 10Club Suit 6Diamond Suit 3Club Suit
Lee: AClub Suit KSpade Suit KDiamond Suit 4Diamond Suit

Board: QHeart Suit 8Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit KClub Suit 4Club Suit

Leading the hand the entire way, Lee made a full house on the river, eliminating Carlos Mortensen in third place.

Phil IveyPhil Ivey Wins Event No. 25 ($220,538)

Stud 8OB

Phil Ivey regained the chip lead, and shortly thereafter Ming Lee was all in on third street. Ivey called and had him covered. Here are the final boards:

Lee: (JHeart Suit 6Club Suit) 7Spade Suit QHeart Suit JSpade Suit 5Spade Suit (KDiamond Suit)
Ivey: (QSpade Suit QDiamond Suit) 3Club Suit JClub Suit 8Spade Suit 7Club Suit (QClub Suit)

Ivey scooped the pot and his second bracelet of the 2009 WSOP, his seventh overall. Lee was eliminated in second place ($136,292). Ivey won $220,538 and he became the second player of the summer to win two bracelets, matching the accomplishment of Brock Parker.



12 years ago

great job phil! it's great to finally see you running hot in the wsop!


almost 12 years ago

phil ivey, the tiger woods of poker. tiga h00d


almost 12 years ago

Ivey will easily pass the number one bracelet winner of all time if he keeps up this pace. 7 at his age in multiple games yet IMO.. 4 more and hes tied lets go phil lol ... congrats