Ivey was the fan favorite, the best player not only at this table but at any table anywhere where poker is played.
We wanted him to win the Main Event and, chances are if you're reading this, you did too.
It wasn't to be however. He played well and despite losing a few key pots he put himself in a great spot to make a run at the title.
In the end he went out like so many of us have, holding the best hand and watching helplessly as the dealer laid his demise down on the felt.
A-K for Ivey against Darvin Moon's A-Q. A queen on the flop and it was all over.
Ivey gets seventh place and $1.4 million and change but the poker world gets nothing but a pervading sense of disappointment.
Ivey, our hats are off to you. You're still the man. Even if we now know for sure that you're mortal.
-- Matthew Showell