Phil Ivey wins WSOP Bracelet #9
We’ve used the phrase “history has been made” multiple times throughout the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific championships, but the status of this event was taken to a whole new level today after a stunning victory by the immortal Phil Ivey.
After dominating Day 2, Ivey didn’t have it all his own way on today’s final table, and that’s the way it should be on a WSOP final table.
Ivey took a backseat in the early stages but when his biggest friend/foe in Daniel Negreanu was eliminated in 4th place, Ivey kicked it up to a new gear when three-handed. Ivey applied the pressure to remove a gallant Graham Putt in 3rd place before an intriguing heads-up battle with Brandon Wong.
Wong began with the chip lead, but Ivey slowly ground out an advantage, picking his spots carefully and remaining patient. A hand of No Limit Holdem brought Ivey tantalizingly close to the gold, but Wong spiked the only pair to even up the chips once again.
However it appeared to merely delay the inevitable as the gravitational pull of the Ivey aura continued to attract chips before Wong was crippled in a hand of 2-7 Triple Draw, drawing a useless A♥ on the final draw. Moments later, and on the 178th hand of heads-up play, Ivey produced a T-9-8-3-2 with Wong drawing to his 7-6-3. He found a four but his final card was a queen which wasn’t enough. A great run ended short of the gold as Ivey takes bracelet number nine and $51,840 in prize money.
Final Table Results
1st Phil Ivey - $51,840
2nd Brandon Wong - $32,039
3rd Graeme Putt - $22,427
4th Daniel Negreanu - $16,336
5th Rob Campbell - $12,020
6th Kevin Song - $8,978
Thanks for following along tonight and join us again tomorrow for live updates of the $5,000 Six-Handed final table as well as the start of the WSOP APAC Main Event.
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