No-Limit 2-7 Lowball - Phil Ivey Wins!
Ship the bracelet one time! (And the alleged $10 million prop bet). Phil Ivey has beaten John Monnette heads up to take the title, the first place prize money and the truck-load of cash he's rumored to have wagered on himself winning a bracelet this summer.
El Mano Ultimo (The Final Hand)
The pace of this match had sped up as both players began shoving over almost any opening raise. On the last hand Monnette opened from the button and Ivey shipped.
Monnette showed 9-7-5-2 which was a dog to Ivey's 7-6-4-2. Monnette drew first and turned over a seven, a terrible card! He was in fact drawing dead with that pair. Ivey tabled his irrelevant fifth card, a five, and stood up from the table to shake his opponent's hand.
Monnette takes $59,587 while Ivey officially takes $96,361 and bracelet number six.
In true Ivey fashion he barely sat still long enough for us to shoot a few winner photos. Interviews were clearly out of the question so you'll have to wait until tomorrow's bracelet presentation to hear what he has to say.
Big ups to John Monnette for battling Ivey with such gusto and even more big ups to Ivey for closing on such a ridiculous prop bet!
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