Finally, the final card was dealt for the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, and it was Phil Ivey who blew everybody off the table. It was one lucky Tuesday morning for the veteran player as he took home his first bracelet this year and eighth overall from the World Series of Poker (WSOP). He won a total of $329,840, but considering the WSOP bracelet bets, there’s bound to be more.
Day 3 of the marathon
There are 25 players remaining for the Day 3 the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event. Though Phil Ivey was one of the stronger players on the table, he wasn’t a clear winner early in the game, as he had to face other poker pros with multiple WSOP bracelets like him. when leading into the final table, Ivey seemed to run short of luck with a very short stack around the 100,000 mark. One with the shortest stack, Ivey needed to seriously get back into the game and go beyond his 100,000 mark to outlast his equally skilled opponents. He did well for the stud games and within the round of one seven-card stud and a Razz round, he managed to claim his lost stack and got over a million in chips. Nearing the final table, he was able to have one of the highest chip counts and became a strong contender.
Those who were able to keep a close watch of the third day of the marathon would say that Phil Ivey was more like an executioner. Although he didn’t have the biggest lead in chip count, he was able to bust some players out of the game until he was down to the final table. Albert Hann was eliminated from the game after Jeffrey and Ivey split the pot. He also worked his way through busting other players in the table, which include John Juanda, also a member of Team Full Tilt who took third place, Ken Aldridge who claimed the fourth spot, and David “Not Bakes” Baker who was in sixth. With other players out of the way, one by one, Ivey had to beat Bill Chen for the bracelet.
Down to the final table
For the heads-up, Bill Chen and Ivey had to trade blows until Ivey got things moving his way. With a Razz hand, the two had to battle it out. When the fifth street came out, Ivey with a made 6-5 emerged as a leader with 3-4-A-6-2, against Chen’s A-5-2-7-6 for a made 7-6. On the sixth street, both of them drew a 7, while on the seventh street, Chen drew a 10 and Ivey got a 4, which made his hand stronger. In the end, it was Ivey who took home the bracelet.
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