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Phil Ivey wins WSOP Bracelet #9

Number nine for Phil Ivey
Number nine for Phil Ivey

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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Wong Takes 2nd; Ivey Wins #9

Brandon Wong eliminated in 2nd place
Brandon Wong eliminated in 2nd place

2-7 Triple Draw

Hand #327

From the button Brandon Wong limped in to be all-in for his last 10,000. Both would draw two cards on the first draw before Phil Ivey stood pat on the next two.

Wong drew two and then two again, and once Ivey tabled his T-9-8-3-2, Wong tabled his 7-6-3 draw.

Peeling a 4x, Wong had outs to remain alive, but when he found a Qx he was unfortunately sent to the rail in 2nd place for a AU$32,039 as Phil Ivey is crowned the Event 3: AU$2,200 Mixed Event Champion!

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Wong Crippled

2-7 Triple Draw

Hand #324

Brandon Wong received a walk.

Hand #325

Brandon Wong made it 20,000 from the button and Phil Ivey three-bet to 30,000. Wong capped it at 40,000 and Ivey made the call before drawing one card as Wong also drew one.

Ivey bet out 10,000 and Wong made the call before Ivey stood pat and Wong drew one. Ivey tossed in 20,000 and Wong made the call leaving himself just 5,000.

Ivey stood pat again and Wong drew one only to flash the A and fold after Ivey bet out 20,000 dark.

Hand #326

Brandon Wong was all in for his ante  and drew two, one and then stood pat while Phil Ivey drew two, two and two.

Wong tabled a number four with his 7-6-5-4-2 while Ivey tabled his A-9-7-5-3 to see Wong double up.

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Nothing to see here

Seven-card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #318

Brandon Wong was the bring in with the 4 but he received a walk as Phil Ivey folded.

Hand #319

Phil Ivey was the bring in with a 6 but Brandon Wong folded.

Hand #320

Phil Ivey brought in with the K. Brandon Wong showed the A and completed, with Ivey letting his hand go.

Hand #321

Brandon Wong was the bring in with the 6 but Phil Ivey let it go.

Hand #322

Phil Ivey brought it in with the 4. Brandon Wong completed with the 7 and Phil Ivey folded.

Hand #323

Phil Ivey brought it in showing the 8 and again it was another exciting Stud H/L hand as Brandon Wong folded with the T.

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Ivey Climbing in Limit Holdem

Limit Holdem

Hand #312

Phil Ivey raised to 20,000 from the button and Brandon Wong made it 30,000 with Ivey calling to see a 8 T J flop. Wong bet 10,000 and Ivey raised to 20,000 with Wong calling to see a T on the turn.

Wong checked and Ivey bet. Wong called, and when the river landed the J he check-called another 20,000-chip bet.

Ivey tabled his Q 9 for a flopped straight to collect the pot.

Hand #313

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #314

Phil Ivey made it 20,000 and Brandon Wong folded.

Hand #315

Brandon Wong raised to 20,000 only to have Phil Ivey make it 30,000. Wong called as the dealer dropped a A 7 8 and Ivey bet out 10,000 to prompt a fold from Wong.

Hand #316

Phil Ivey raised to 20,000 and Brandon Wong made it 30,000 with Ivey making the call. The flop fell 8 A J and Wong bet out 10,000 with Ivey calling as the 8 landed.

Wong bet 20,000 and Ivey called before the 9 on the turn went check check.

“King-high!” announced Wong, and Ivey tabled his J 2 to collect the pot.

Hand #317

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

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Back and forth in PLO

Pot Limit Omaha

Hand #306

Phil Ivey opened with a raise to 13,000.  Brandon Wong made the call and the flop landed 4 A 9. Wong checked it across to Ivey who bet 18,000. Wong made the call and the 3 appeared on the turn.

Wong tapped the table again and Ivey checked behind as the 8 fell on the river. Check, check once more and Wong opened A Q T 2 for the best hand as Ivey slid his cards into the muck.

Hand #307

Walkie, walkie. Brandon Wong folded and Phil Ivey walks once more.

Hand #308

Phil Ivey raised to 13,000 and Brandon Wong defended with a call to take a T J 8 flop, which was checked through. The turn was the Q and again it was check, check. The river was the 3 and Wong tapped the table for a third time. Ivey bet 16,000 and Wong made the call only to muck when Ivey showed A K Q 9 for the straight.

Hand #309

Brandon Wong opened to 13,000 on the button and Phil Ivey called. The flop was Q 6 4 and Ivey led out for 20,000. Wong thought for a moment before announcing a raise to 60,000. Action back with Ivey and he thought for a good minute before letting it go.

Hand #310

The button was with Phil Ivey who raised to 13,000. Brandon Wong folded and Ivey raked in the pot.

Hand #311

Brandon Wong folded the button as Phil Ivey takes a walk.

Brandon Wong – 260,000
Phil Ivey – 226,000

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Razz Hands Go Back and Forth

Razz

Hand #300

Both players were dealt a 9x but after Brandon Wong brought it in Phil Ivey completed and won the pot.

Hand #301

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the 6x and Brandon Wong completed. Ivey raised and Wong capped it with Ivey making the call. Wong bet every street with Ivey calling before seventh street was checked through.

Ivey: (X-X) / 6-A-J-6 / (X)
Wong: (X-X) / A-7-8-3 / (X)

Wong tabbed his 8x-7x-5x and took the pot with an 8-7 low.

Hand #302

Brandon Wong had the bring-in with the 6x and Phil Ivey completed the 4x only to have Wong raise to 20,000. Ivey mucked and Wong won another pot.

Hand #303

Phil Ivey completed over Brandon Wong’s bring-in and Ivey won the pot.

Hand #304

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the Qx and Brandon Wong completed with the 9x and won the pot.

Hand #305

Brandon Wong brought in with the 8x and Phil Ivey completed the 5x. Wong raised and Ivey called before he bet fourth and fifth when he received the 6x and 2x.

Wong called fourth when he was dealt the Kx but folded when he received the Ax on fifth.

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Ivey flushing in Omaha-8

Omaha-8

Hand #294

Phil Ivey raised the button to 20,000 and Brandon Wong folded.

Hand #295

Brandon Wong folded and Phil Ivey collected his umpteenth walk.

Hand #296

Phil Ivey raised the button and Brandon Wong made the call. The flop landed 3 9 Q and Wong checked to Ivey who fired a bet. Wong responded with a check-raise which saw Ivey quickly toss his cards into the muck.

Hand #297

Brandon Wong raised the button and Phil Ivey matched the bet. The flop was J K J and both players committed another 10,000 before checking the 9 turn. The river brought the 4 and Ivey tossed out a bet with Wong making the call.

Ivey showed 8 2 9 6 for a flush which was good to scoop the pot.

Hand #298

Phil Ivey raised the button and Brandon Wong defended with a call to see a flop of 9 6 7. Action checked to Ivey who tossed out a bet. Wong gave it up and Ivey won the pot.

Hand #299

Brandon Wong folded the button to give Phil Ivey a walk.

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Time for some Stud

Seven-card Stud

Hand #288

Brandon Wong brought it in with the 2 and Phil Ivey completed with the 3. Wong raised it up and Ivey folded.

Hand #289

Phil Ivey brought it up with the 6. Brandon Wong folded showing the 7.

Hand #290

Brandon Wong brought it in with the 2. Phil Ivey completed with the 4 and Wong let it go.

Hand #291

Brandon Wong had the bring-in with the 6 and Phil Ivey completed with the 8. Ivey caught another eight, and before he could make a move Wong mucked his cards after receiving a 2.

Hand #292

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the 3 and Brandon Wong completed with the K to prompt a fold from Ivey.

Hand #293

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the T and Brandon Wong folded.

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Wong Takes Back Lead

No Limit Holdem

Hand #282

Phil Ivey raised to 13,000 and Brandon Wong moved all in for 89,000. Ivey went into the tank for close to a minute, and while chomping on his apple, he made the call.

Wong: Q 9
Ivey: A 7

With Ivey in the lead, the 8 3 9 flop gave Wong the lead, and when the 4 and 5 landed on the turn and river, Wong doubled through to 178,000.

Hand #283

Brandon Wong opened the button to 12,500 and Phil Ivey three-bet to 33,000. Wong made the call as the dealer dropped a 5 8 5 flop.

Ivey bet out 40,000 and Wong made the call before Ivey checked the 7 on the turn. Wong moved all in for roughly 100,000 and Ivey folded.

Wong now has 260,000 – and the chip lead back.

Hand #284

Brandon Wong received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #285

Brandon Wong had the button but he folded to give Phil Ivey a walk.

Hand #286

Phil Ivey raised to 15,000 on the button and Brandon Wong let it go.

Hand #287

Another walk for Phil Ivey as Brandon Wong folded on the button.

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Apples and walks

2-7 Triple Draw

Hand #276

Phil Ivey raised the button to 16,000 and Brandon Wong folded.  Phil Ivey is eating an apple – it’s all over now.

Hand #277

Brandon Wong folded to give Phil Ivey a walk.

Hand #278

Phil Ivey tossed his cards back to the dealer. Another walk, this time for Brandon Wong.

Hand #279

Brandon Wong raised his button and Phil Ivey gave it up.

Hand #280

Phil Ivey folded his button and Brandon Wong happily accepted a walk.

Level up

LH / O-8 / 2-7: Blinds 5,000/10,000
Razz / Stud / Stud-8: Ante 2,000 Bring-in 3,000 Completion 10,000
NLH / PLO: Ante 1,500 Blinds 2,500/5,000

Hand #281

Brandon Wong folded and yet again we see another walk.

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Ivey Flushes Wong

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #273

Phil Ivey had the bring-in and Brandon Wong raised. Ivey three-bet and Wong called before leading fourth, fifth and sixth streets with Ivey check-calling. On seventh Ivey led out and Wong called.

Ivey: (X-X) / 7 K 2 Q / (X)
Wong: (X-X) / T 7 5 K / (X)

Ivey tabled his Q 8 4 and scooped a huge pot from Wong.

Hand #274

Phil Ivey had the bring-in and Brandon Wong completed. Ivey raised and Wong called before betting out on fourth. Ivey check-called and then led fifth to win the pot.

Ivey: (X-X) / 6 J T
Wong: (X-X) / 9 5 4

Hand #275

Phil Ivey has the bring-in with the 6 and Brandon Wong folded.

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Ivey gaining momentum

Seven-card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #270

Brandon Wong brought in with the 4 and Phil Ivey completed the A. Wong called but then folded to the aggression from Ivey on fourth street.

Wong: (X-X) / 4 K
Ivey: (X-X) / A 8

Hand #271

Phil Ivey brought in with the 2 and Brandon Wong folded showing the 5.

Hand #272

Brandon Wong brought in with the J. On third street, Phil Ivey completed, Brandon Wong raised but Ivey re-raised. Wong called, and then again on fourth before finally giving up on fifth street when Ivey paired his board.

Wong: (X-X) / J 8 5
Ivey: (X-X) / K A K

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Wong Climbing Back

Limit Holdem

Hand #264

Phil Ivey made it 16,000 and Brandon Wong made the call from the big blind to see a J 6 6 flop fall. Wong checked and Ivey bet 8,000 to prompt a fold from Wong.

Hand #265

Brandon Wong raised the button and Phil Ivey made the call to see a 3 9 8 and Ivey check-folded to a bet from Wong.

Hand #266

Phil Ivey raised to 16,000 and Brandon Wong called to see a 9 Q A flop fall. Ivey continued for 8,000 and Wong check-called as the J rolled off on the turn and both players checked.

The river landed the Q and both players checked again with Wong tabling his A 5 to win the pot.

Hand#267

Brandon Wong made it 16,000 to go from the button and Phil Ivey clicked it back to 24,000. Wong called as the dealer dropped a 6 T Q flop and Ivey led for 8,000 with Wong calling.

The turn fell the 8 and Ivey bet out 16,000 which prompted a raise from Wong to 32,000 as Ivey called. The river landed the 3 and Ivey checked before Wong bet out 16,000.

Ivey paused for close to two minutes contemplating his decision before eventually opting to call. Wong tabled his Q 8 and collected the pot to move to roughly 210,000.

Hand #268

Phil Ivey made it 16,000 and won the pot.

Hand #269

Brandon Wong made it 16,000 from the button and Phil Ivey made the call to see a 2 A T flop fall. Ivey check-folded to a bet from Wong.

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Wong gets short in PLO

Pot Limit Omaha

Hand #258

Phil Ivey raised the button to 10,000 and Brandon Wong called. The flop of 4 9 T was checked by both players before Wong took a stab of 12,000 on the 9 turn. Ivey called and the river was the 3.

Wong checked it over to Ivey who bet 26,000. Wong folded and another pot was sent to the eight-time bracelet winner.

Hand #259

Brandon Wong raised to 10,000 on the button. Phil Ivey responded with a three-bet to 30,000 and Wong made the call in position to see a flop of 3 7 8. Ivey led out for 60,000 which represented about half of Wong’s chip stack. Wong stared blankly at the flop for a moment or two before releasing.

Hand #260

Phil Ivey raised to 10,000 on the button and Brandon Wong defended his big blind with a call. The flop was A 6 3 and Wong checked it over to Ivey who bet 15,000. Wong folded and another pot went to Ivey.

Hand #261

Brandon Wong folded the button and Phil Ivey received a walk.

Hand #262

Phil Ivey raised to 10,000 and Brandon Wong three-bet to 30,000. Ivey quickly called and the flop fell J K K. Wong announced himself all in as we all thought this was the moment, but no, Ivey folded.

Hand #263

Brandon Wong raised to 10,000 and Phil Ivey called. The flop was 4 K 7 and Ivey checked to Wong who bet 8,000. Ivey let it go and Wong collected the pot.

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Ivey Loving Some Razz

Razz

Hand #252

Phil Ivey has the bring-in with the Qx and Brandon Wong completes the 2x and wins the pot.

Hand #253

Both players are dealt a Jx and Phil Ivey has the bring-in. Brandon Wong folds and Ivey wins the pot.

Hand #254

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the Qx and Brandon Wong completed with the 7x to collect the pot.

Hand #255

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the 7x and Brandon Wong folded his 4x.

Hand #256

Phil Ivey brought it in and Brandon Wong completed only to be faced with a raise from Ivey. Wong raised again and Ivey called before betting fourth and fifth streets. Wong called fourth, but folded on fifth.

Ivey: (X-X) / 7-2-9
Wong: (X-X) / 4-K-J

Hand #257

Phil Ivey has the bring-in with the Kx and Brandon Wong completed with the 9x and won the pot.

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Wong walking in Omaha-8

Omaha-8

Hand #246

Phil Ivey had the button and raised to 16,000 and Brandon Wong folded.

Hand #247

Brandon Wong folded the button to give Phil Ivey a walk.

Hand #248

Phil Ivey raised to 16,000 and Brandon Wong made the call. The flop of 6 Q 2 saw Wong check to Ivey who bet 8,000. Wong made the call and the A appeared on the turn. Again Wong checked to Ivey who bet 16,000. Wong gave it up.

Hand #249

Brandon Wong folded and Phil Ivey received yet another walk.

Hand #250

Phil Ivey raised the button to 16,000 and Brandon Wong called in the big blind.  The flop came down 7 Q 3 and Ivey’s continuation bet was enough to take it down.

Hand #251

Again for the third time during the Omaha round, Brandon Wong gave Phil Ivey a walk.

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Ivey Takes a Few Stud Pots

Seven Card Stud

Hand #240

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the 5 and Brandon Wong completed with the J and won the pot.

Hand #241

Brandon Wong had the bring-in with the T and Phil Ivey completed with the K. Wong raised to 16,000 and caught the T and double-bet to 16,000 to force Ivey out after he caught the 5.

Hand #242

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the # and Brandon Wong folded his 9.

Hand #243

Brandon Wong brought in with the 5 and Phil Ivey raised the Q to win the pot.

Hand #244

Brandon Wong had the bring-in and raised following Phil Ivey’s completion. Ivey check-called a bet on fourth before betting fifth and sixth with Wong folding on sixth street.

Ivey: (X-X) / 9 6 7 7
Wong: (X-X) / 2 3 J 4

Hand #245

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the 2 and Brandon Wong completed with the 8 to win the pot.

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A little drama in NLHE

No Limit Holdem

Hand #234

Phil Ivey raised the button to 10,000 and Brandon Wong folded his hand.

Hand #235

Brandon Wong raised to 10,500 on the button but Phil Ivey responded with a three-bet to 31,000. Brandon Wong thought for a brief moment before matching the bet as they took a monotone flop of 2 T K.

Ivey led out with a bet of 40,000 and Wong flat-called to see the K appear on the turn. Ivey paused for effect before announcing himself all in for around 105,000.

Wong stood from his chair and drank some water, in the first signs we’ve seen today of someone being put to a tough decision.  If Wong was right here, the bracelet would be his, but if he was wrong, the dangerous Phil Ivey would have the chip lead and the momentum.

It was a make or break decision and after a few minutes Wong gave it up to see both players back to about even in chips.

Hand #236

Phil Ivey folded the button to give Brandon Wong a walk.

Hand #237

Brandon Wong did likewise, as another walk went to Phil Ivey.

Hand #238

Phil Ivey raised to 10,000 and Brandon Wong made the call. The flop landed 3 2 6. Wong checked it over to Ivey who bet 15,000. Wong responded with a check-raise to 37,000, and Ivey gave it up.

Hand #239

The last hand of No Limit Holdem saw Brandon Wong fold and Phil Ivey receive a walk.

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Ivey Finds Near Double with Perfect Eight

2-7 Triple Draw

Hand #228

Phil Ivey raised to 16,000 from the button and Brandon Wong made it 24,000. Ivey called and drew three as Wong drew one.

On the second draw both players drew one and Wong bet out 16,000 before Ivey raised to 32,000. Wong made the call and drew one as Ivey stood pat.

Wong checked and Ivey bet 16,000 with Wong making the call before seeing Ivey’s perfect eight – 8x-5x-4x-3x-2x.

Hand #229

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #230

Brandon Wong received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #231

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #232

Brandon Wong received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #233

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

 

Brandon Wong – 310,000
Phil Ivey – 176,000

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A couple of quick ones

Seven-card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #226

Phil Ivey brought in with the 7. Brandon Wong showed the 8 and completed to force a fold from Ivey.

Hand #227

Brandon Wong brought in with the 5. Phil Ivey showed the T and folded.

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Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air with the blinds now up to level 21 with the following structure.

LH / O-8 / 2-7: Blinds 4,000/8,000
Razz / Stud / Stud-8: Ante 2,000 Bring-in 2,000 Completion 8,000
NLH / PLO: Ante 1,000 Blinds 2,000/4,000

The heads-up chip counts are as follows:

Brandon Wong – 391,500
Phil Ivey – 94,500

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A few hands before the break

Seven-card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #222

Phil Ivey brought it in with the 4. Brandon Wong folded and Ivey collected the antes.

Hand #223

Brandon Wong had the 4 and he brought it in but Phil Ivey quickly folded.

Hand #224

Brandon Wong brought in with the 7 and Phil Ivey completed. Wong made the call and then took it down with a bet on fourth street as Ivey folded.

Wong: (X-X) / 7 A
Ivey: (X-X) / A T

Hand #225

Phil Ivey brought it in holding the 9. Brandon Wong completed with the K and Ivey folded.

With that, the players are now taking a fifteen-minute break.  We'll have exact chip counts for you shortly.

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Ivey Continues to Slip Behind

Limit Holdem

Hand #216

Phil Ivey made it 12,000 to go and Brandon Wong folded.

Hand #217

Brandon Wong raised to 12,000 from the button and Phil Ivey called to see a 9 5 J flop fall with Ivey checking. Wong tossed in 6,000 and Ivey raised to 12,000 with Wong making the call.

The turn landed the T and both players checked to see the T land on the river. Ivey checked, as did Wong before he tabled 8 8 to collect the pot from Ivey.

Hand #218

Brandon Wong received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #219

Brandon Wong made it 12,000 from the button and Phil Ivey folded.

Hand #220

Brandon Wong received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #221

Brandon Wong made it 12,000 from the button and Phil Ivey made the call to see a 6 5 2 flop fall. Ivey led for 6,000 and won the pot.

 

Brandon Wong – 390,000
Phil Ivey – 96,000

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Wong giving walks

Pot Limit Omaha

Hand # 210

Switching to PLO now and Phil Ivey decided to give Brandon Wong on the first hand.

Hand #211

Brandon Wong returned the favour, giving Phil Ivey a walk. Pot Limit Omaha is an action game right?

Hand #212

Phil Ivey raised the button to 7,500 before Brandon Wong popped it up to 21,000 in the big blind. Phil Ivey made the call as a healthy pot was already in the middle as the flop was spread Q Q 9.

Wong led out for 28,000 and Ivey gave it up as Wong extends his advantage.

Hand #213

Brandon Wong folded his button to give Phil Ivey another walk.

Hand #214

Phil Ivey raised to 7,500 from the button and that was enough to take it down uncontested.

Hand #215

The button was with Brandon Wong who again folded to give Ivey a walk for the third time this round.

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Slow Razz Goings

Razz

Hand #204

Phil Ivey has the bring-in with the 7x and Brandon Wong folds.

Hand #205

Phil Ivey has the bring-in with a 4x and Brandon Wong folds his 4x.

Hand #206

Brandon Wong has the bring-in with the 3x and Phil Ivey completes with the Ax to prompt a Wong fold.

Hand #207

Brandon Wong brings it in with the 8 and Phil Ivey made it 6,000 with the 8. Wong responded with a raise to 12,000 and Ivey folded.

Hand #208

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the and Brandon Wong completed with the 9x and won the pot.

Hand #209

Phil Ivey was dealt the Qx and brought it in. Brandon Wong completed with the 2x and won the pot.

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Nut nut for Wong in Omaha-8

Omaha-8

Hand #198

Phil Ivey had the button for the first hand of Omaha-8. He raised the button and Brandon Wong folded.

Hand #199

Brandon Wong raised the button to 12,000 and Phil Ivey defended from the big blind. The flop landed J 3 5 and Ivey checked to Wong who made a bet. Ivey folded and Wong won the pot.

Hand #200

The 200th hand of the final table saw Phil Ivey raise to 12,000 on the button. Brandon Wong folded and the pot went to Ivey.

Hand #201

Brandon Wong tossed his cards back to the dealer and gave Phil Ivey a walk.

Hand #202

Phil Ivey raised to 12,000 on the button and again Brandon Wong let it go. It seems that these players don’t want to get too involved in the flop-based games.

Hand #203

Brandon Wong raised to 12,000 from the button and Phil Ivey squeezed his cards before making the call.  The flop landed 3 4 2. Ivey checked to Wong and Ivey made the call.

The 9 was the turn card and Ivey checked to Wong who bet for 12,000. Ivey again called as the river produced the K. Ivey checked for a third time and Wong didn’t slow down as he fired another bet. Ivey looked him up but Wong tabled A 5 T T for the old “nut nut” – the nut flush for the high and the wheel for the low for a big scoop.

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Wong Takes Back Control in Stud

Seven Card Stud

Hand #192

Phil Ivey has the bring-in with the 6 and Brandon Wong completed. Ivey raised and Wong called before betting fourth with Ivey calling. Wong fired again and Ivey folded.

Ivey: (X-X) / 6 4 A
Wong: (X-X) / 9 T A

Hand #193

Phil Ivey has the bring-in with the 5 and Brandon Wong folded.

Hand #194

Phil Ivey has the bring-in again with the 8 and Brandon Wong completes with the T and wins the pot.

Hand #195

Brandon Wong has the bring-in with the 7 and Phil Ivey completed with the # and won the pot.

Hand #196

Brandon Wong brings it in with the T and Phil Ivey completes with the T. Wong raises to 12,000 and Ivey calls before folding to Wong’s bet on fourth.

Ivey: (X-X) / T 3
Wong: (X-X) / T J

Hand #197

Phil Ivey has the bring-in with the 6 and Brandon Wong completes with the J. Ivey raises, as does Wong, and Ivey makes the call before calling on fourth, raising on fifth, calling on sixth and seventh.

Ivey: (X-X) / 6 J 3 2
Wong: (X-X) / J T 7 5

Wong tabled his 9 8 / T for a straight to capture the pot and move to roughly 315,000 while Ivey slips to 170,000.

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No Limit, No Action

No Limit Holdem

Hand #186

Phil Ivey raised the button to 7,000 and Brandon Wong called as they took a flop of 7 2 T. Wong checked to Ivey who bet 10,000 to win the pot.

Hand #187

Brandon Wong raised to 7,500 and Phil Ivey let it go.

Hand #188

Phil Ivey folded to give Brandon Wong a walk.

Hand #189

Brandon Wong raised the button to 7,500 and Phil Ivey didn’t offer any resistance.

Hand #190

Phil Ivey raised to 7,000 on the button and Brandon Wong three-bet to 21,000. Ivey folded and Wong collected the pot.

Hand #191

Brandon Wong raised to 7,500 on the button and Phil Ivey called to see a flop of T 3 9. Ivey cehcekd to Wong who bet 11,000. Ivey let it go as the No Limit Holdem round ends quietly.

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Ivey Takes Lead

Phil Ivey loves his 2-7
Phil Ivey loves his 2-7

2-7 Triple Draw

Hand #183

Brandon Wong made it 12,000 to go and Phil Ivey called before drawing three as Wong drew one.

Ivey check-called a bet and drew three as Wong drew one. Ivey check-called again as both players drew one. Ivey bet out 12,000 and Wong called only to muck at the sight of Ivey’s 10-9-7-3-2.

Hand #184

Phil Ivey made it 12,000 from the button and picked up the pot.

Hand #185

Brandon Wong opened to 12,000 and Phil Ivey called before drawing three to Wong’s two.

Ivey led out for 6,000 and Wong called as Ivey drew one and Wong drew two. Ivey bet out again and Wong raised to 24,000 only to have Ivey three-bet to 36,000. Wong paused for a few moments before calling.

Ivey stood pat and Wong drew one as Ivey bet out 12,000. Wong folded and Ivey took down another pot to take the chip lead for the first true time in this heads up match.

Phil Ivey – 286,000
Brandon Wong – 200,000

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Ivey finds momentum in triple draw

2-7 Triple Draw

Hand #180

Phil Ivey raised the button to 12,000 and Brandon Wong made the call.

Wong took three with Ivey needing only one.  Another bet from Ivey was called and again Wong took three while Ivey would only need one.  Wong check-called for the last draw before taking one as Ivey stood pat. Another bet of 12,000 was called but Ivey tabled 8-7-6-4-2 to collect the pot as Wong mucked.

Hand #181

Brandon Wong had the button and raised to 12,000. Phil Ivey called and drew two before Wong took two as well. Ivey led for 6,000 and Wong called.

Ivey stood pat as Wong took another two. Ivey’s bet of 12,000 saw Wong fling his cards into the muck in frustration.

Hand #182

Phil Ivey raised the button and Brandon Wong let it go.

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Easy Stud Easy Go

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #177

Brandon Wong had the bring-in with the 5 and Phil Ivey completed to 6,000 with the 8. Wong folded and Ivey took the pot.

Hand #178

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the 3 and Brandon Wong folded his 5.

Hand #179

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the 3 and Brandon Wong made it 6,000 with the A.

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Wong getting ahead

Seven-card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #174

Brandon was the bring in with the 7 but Phil Ivey folded showing the J.

Hand #175

Phil Ivey brought it in with the 7 and Brandon Wong raised the J. Wong continued the aggression on fourth and fifth before Ivey gave it up.

Ivey: (X-X) / 7 4 6
Wong: (X-X) / J K J

Hand #176

Brandon Wong brought in with the 3 and Phil Ivey completed the 8. Wong came back with a raise and Ivey called. Ivey led the betting on fourth and fifth streets before both players checked sixth.  On the river Ivey checked to Wong who made a bet. Ivey thought for a moment or two over the decision before making a reluctant fold.

Wong: (X-X) / 3 J K 6  / (X)
Ivey: (X-X) / 8 A Q 9  / (X)

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Back and Forth we go

Limit Holdem

Hand #168

Phil Ivey raised his button to 10,000 and Brandon Wong folded.

Hand #169

Phil Ivey receives a walk in the big blind.

Hand #170

Phil Ivey raised to 10,000 and Brandon Wong made the call to see a A 6 5 flop fall.

Wong checked, Ivey bet and Wong quickly mucked.

The blinds are now up to level 20 with the following structure.

LH / O-8 / 2-7: Blinds 3,000/6,000
Razz / Stud / Stud-8: Ante 1,500 Bring-in 2,000 Completion 6,000
NLH / PLO: Ante 700 Blinds 1,500/3,000

Hand #171

Brandon Wong made it 12,000 to go from the button and Phil Ivey made the call to see a K 2 J flop fall. Wong bet out 6,000 and Ivey raised to 12,000 to prompt a fold from Wong.

Hand #172

Phil Ivey raised to 12,000 and Brandon Wong made it 18,000. Wong called and the dealer spread a Q 8 A flop and Wong bet 6,000 before Ivey made it 12,000. Wong tossed in 18,000 and Ivey called as the 8 landed on the turn.

Wong bet 12,000 and Ivey swiftly folded.

Hand #173

Phil Ivey receives a walk in the big blind.

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Wong chips up in PLO

Pot Limit Omaha

Hand #162

The first hand of Pot Limit Omaha saw Phil Ivey start with the button. He raised to 6,000 and Brandon Wong called to a flop of 8 2 Q. Wong checked to Ivey who bet 9,000 which was enough to take it down.

Hand #163

Brandon Wong raised the button to 6,000 and Phil Ivey tossed his cards into the muck.

Hand #164

Phil Ivey folded to give Brandon Wong a walk.

Hand #165

Brandon Wong repaid the favour and gave a walk to Phil Ivey.

Hand #166

Phil Ivey raised the button to 6,000 and Brandon Wong called in the big blind to a flop of K J 9. Wong checked to Ivey who bet 9,000. Wong made the call. The turn was the J and it was check, check to the A river. Again it was checked down.

Wong tabled A J 9 7 for a full house which was more than enough to take it down.

Hand #167

Wong raised to 6,000 and Ivey called to a flop of T 4 A.  Ivey checked to Wong who checked behind. The turn was the J and Ivey again checked to Wong who this time bet 11,000 which was enough to win the pot.

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Razz Goes Both Ways

Razz

Hand #159

Brandon Wong had the bring-in and Phil Ivey completed. Wong called and then bet fifth before Ivey raised. Wong called before check-calling fifth street and then leading on sixth before he check-called seventh.

Wong: (X-X) / 8-K-9-4 / (X)
Ivey: (X-X) / 5-5-3-K / (X)

Ivey tabled his 9-8-2 and won the pot with a 9-8.

Hand #160

Brandon Wong had the bring0in and Phil ivey completed before Wong raised to 10,000. Ivey called and then bet fourth with Wong making the call before Ivey fired again on fifth with Wong making the call yet again. Wong took the lead this time and Ivey called before Wong bet seventh street.

Wong: (X-X) / 8-9-J-5 / (X)
Ivey: (X-X) / 8-4-10-4 / (X)

Ivey called, but when Wong revealed his 7-3-2, Ivey mucked and Wong collected the pot with his 8-7 low.

Hand #161

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with a Tx and Brandon completed with a 3x and won the pot.

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Wong takes some in Razz

Razz

Hand #156

Brandon Wong brought it in and Phil Ivey completed. Wong made the call. Ivey bet on fourth before Wong took the lead on fifth and sixth before Ivey finally gave it up.

Wong: (X-X) / 9-Q-3-5
Ivey: (X-X) / 4-K-J-J

Hand #157

Phil Ivey brought it in with the J and Brandon Wong folded, also showing a jack.

Hand #158

Brandon Wong brought it in with the J.  Phil Ivey completed with the 8 and Wong folded.

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Ivey Closing the Gap

Omaha-8

Hand #150

Phil Ivey raised the button to 10,000 and Brandon Wong made the call to see a 3 2 K flop. Wong checked and Ivey bet 5,000 only to have Wong check-raise to 10,000. Ivey folded and Wong collected the pot.

Hand #151

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #152

Phil Ivey raised to 10,000 and Brandon Wong folded.

Hand #153

Phil Ivey receives a walk in the big blind.

Hand #154

Phil Ivey raised to 10,000 and Brandon Wong folded.

Hand #155

Brandon Wong made it 10,000 on the button and Phil Ivey folded.

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One more Stud

Seven-card Stud

Hand #149

With one more hand of Seven-card Stud to play, Brandon Wong brought it in and Phil Ivey completed.  Wong called on third and fourth streets, before raising up Ivey’s bet on fifth street. Ivey released and Wong took down the first heads-up pot.

Wong: (X-X) / 2 9 K
Ivey: (X-X) / 5 K 8

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Play Resumes

The cards are now back in the air here in Event 3. Here are the chip counts:

Brandon Wong: 256,000
Phil Ivey: 230,000

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Graeme Putt out in 3rd place

Graeme Putt eliminated in 3rd place
Graeme Putt eliminated in 3rd place

Seven-card Stud

Hand #147

Graeme Putt brought it in with the T. Phil Ivey completed the J and took it down.

Hand #148

Phil Ivey brought it in with the 4. Brandon Wong completed before Graeme Putt raised. Wong made the call. Putt fired bets on fourth and fifth before he was all in on sixth.  Wong called and flipped over a wheel straight as Putt found himself drawing dead with the final cards as follows:

Putt:  Q 7 T 4 / (K K 3)
Wong: 5 7 4 3 / (A 2 7)

Putt received $22,427 for a great tournament that ended in 3rd place.

We're heads-up for the bracelet with Brandon Wong taking on the immortal Phil Ivey. The players are taking a quick break before heads-up play commences.

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Ivey Continuing Dominance

Seven Card Stud

Hand #144

Brandon Wong had the bring-in and Phil Ivey completed. Wong called and then called bets on fourth and fifth street before both players checked sixth and seventh.

Wong: (X-X) / 5 2 Q 2 / (X)
Ivey: (X-X) / 9 8 7 7 / (X)

Wong mucked – knowing he couldn’t beat Ivey’s pair of sevens – and Ivey tabled his Q J 5 to collect the pot.

Hand #145

Phil ivey had the bring-in and Graeme Putt completed. Ivey called and then called a bet on fourth before leading on fifth street. Putt folded and Ivey took down another pot.

Ivey: (X-X) / 2 5 T
Putt: (X-X) / A K 7

Hand #146

Brandon Wong had the bring-in with the 2 and Phil Ivey completed with the J to win the pot.

 

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Ivey dominant in Holdem

No Limit Holdem

Hand #138

A raise to 5,500 from Phil Ivey on the button was good to take down the blinds and antes.

Hand #139

Brandon Wong had the button but he folded to Graeme Putt who raised to a hefty 11,200 from the small blind and collected the pot.

Hand #140

Phil Ivey raised to 6,000 from the small blind as Brandon Wong released from the big blind.

Hand #141

Phil Ivey raised to 5,500 from the button and again took it down.

Hand #142

Graeme Putt opened with a raise from the small blind, again making it a rather large 11,200. Phil Ivey gave it up.

Hand #143

Phil Ivey raised to 6,000 from the small blind and Brandon Wong folded his big blind to end a dominant round for Ivey.

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Number 1 for Phil

2-7 Triple Draw

Hand #132

From the small blind Brandon Wong made it 10,000 and Graeme Putt folded.

Hand #133

Phil Ivey receives a walk in the big blind after Graeme Putt showed three aces.

Hand #134

Brandon Wong receives a walk in the big blind and shows sevens and fours for two pair.

Hand #135

Phil Ivey Raised to 10,000 from the button and won the pot.

Hand #136

Brandon Wong opened the button and won the blinds.

Hand #137

Phil Ivey raised to 10,000 and Brandon Wong made the call. Ivey drew one and Wong three with Ivey betting and Wong calling.

Ivey stood pat and Wong drew one before calling a bet before the same was repeated on the final draw.

Ivey tabled his 7x-5x-4x-3x-2x for a number one and collected the pot to move to around 170,000 in chips.

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Keeping it small

Seven-card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #129

Phil Ivey brought in with the 4 and the others folded as Ivey flashed three baby hearts.

Hand #130

Graeme Putt brought it in with the 2. Phil Ivey completed and Brandon Wong made the call as Putt folded.  Ivey bet on fourth and again on fifth before Wong gave it up.

Ivey: (X-X) / T 8 A
Wong: (X-X) / 3 J K

Hand #131

Phil Ivey brought in showing the 4 with Graeme Putt making the call.  Putt led out on fourth street and took it down.

Ivey: (X-X) / 4 Q
Putt: (X-X) / 9 A

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Wong Wins a Few Stud-8 Hands

Brandon Wong happy with a few Stud-8 hands
Brandon Wong happy with a few Stud-8 hands

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #126

Brandon Wong had the bring-in with the 2 and Graeme Putt completed with the A and won the pot.

Hand #127

Phil Ivey had the bring-in with the 7 and Brandon Wong completed. Graeme Putt raised, Ivey folded and Wong made the call. Wong called a bet on fourth street before leading for himself on fifth after a Putt check. Putt mucked and Wong furthered his chip lead.

Wong: (X-X) / T 4 K
Putt: (X-X) / A 9 J

Hand #128

Brandon Wong had the bring-in and Phil Ivey completed. Wong made the call before betting out on fourth street to win the pot.

Wong: (X-X) / T 7
Ivey: (X-X) / K 4

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Ivey turns it up a notch

Limit Holdem

Hand #120

A raise to 10,000 from Phil Ivey on the button took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #121

Graeme Putt raised the small blind before Phil Ivey three-bet in the big blind. Putt called and the flop landed T Q 3. Putt checked and then folded to the bet from Ivey.

Hand #122

Phil Ivey raised the small blind and Brandon Wong defended his big blind. The flop landed K T 7 and Ivey’s continuation bet was called by Wong.  The turn was the 2 and again Ivey made a bet which was called.  The river was the 4 and Ivey fired a third bullet. Wong took another look at his cards before eventually giving it up.

Hand #123

Phil Ivey raised to 10,000 and Graeme Putt made the call to see a flop of Q 4 K.  Putt checked and then folded when Ivey fired another bet.

Hand #124

Graeme Putt raised the small blind and Phil Ivey called in the big blind to a flop of 8 7 3. Putt led out with a bet which was enough to halt the momentum of Ivey as he gave one up.

Hand #125

Brandon Wong receieved a walk on the final hand of Limit Holdem.

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Level Up and some PLO

The blinds are up to level 19 with the following structure.

With players back in their seats, the cards are now in the air as we play level 18.

LH / O-8 / 2-7: Blinds 2,500/5,000
Razz / Stud / Stud-8: Ante 1,000 Bring-in 2,000 Completion 5,000
NLH / PLO: Ante 600 Blinds 1,200/2,400

Pot Limit Omaha

Hand #114

Brandon Wong made it 6,200 from the small blind and Graeme Putt folded the big.

Hand #115

Phil Ivey receives a walk in the big blind.

Hand #116

Brandon Wong receives a walk in the big blind.

Hand #117

Phil Ivey made it 5,500 from the button and picked up the blinds.

Hand #118

Phil Ivey receives a walk in the big blind.

Hand #119

Brandon Wong receives a walk in the big blind.

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Not much razz here

Razz

Hand #108

Brandon Wong was the bring in with the 8. Graeme Putt completed with the 5 and took it down.

Hand #109

Phil Ivey brought it in with the 8. Brandon Wong completed the 2 and collected the pot.

Hand #110

Phil Ivey brought it in with the J. Graeme Putt completed the 9 and Ivey called.  Putt’s bet on fourth street was enough to take it down.

Putt: (X-X) / 9 A
Ivey: (X-X) / J K

Hand #111

Phil Ivey brought it in with the Q.  Graeme Putt completed with 4 and took it down.

Hand #112

Graeme Putt brought in with the T. Phil Ivey completed showing the 8 and won the pot.

Hand #113

The final hand of Razz saw Brandon Wong bring in with the K. Graeme Putt completed with the 2 and won the pot without resistance.

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An Orbit of Omaha-8

Omaha-8

Hand #102

Phil Ivey made it 8,000 to go and Graeme Putt defended his big blind to see a 8 Q 9 flop fall.

Putt checked and Ivey bet out to prompt a fold from Putt.

Hand #103

Graeme Putt raised to 8,000 and Phil ivey made the call to see a T 8 2 flop fall. Putt check-folded to a bet from Ivey.

Hand #104

Brandon Wong receives a walk in the big blind.

Hand #105

Graeme Putt receives a walk in the big blind.

Hand #106

Brandon Wong made it 8,000 to go from the button and Graeme Putt three-bet to 12,000 from the small blind. Wong made the call to see the dealer spread a K J 5 flop with Putt firing out 4,000.

Wong called as the 9 landed on the turn and both players checked. The river fell the 7 and both players checked again.

Putt tabled his A A 6 4 and collected the pot.

Hand #107

Brandon Wong received a walk in the big blind.

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A round of Stud

Seven-card Stud

Hand #96

Brandon Wong brought it in with the 5 but Graeme Putt completed the Q to collect the pot.

Hand #97

Phil Ivey was the bring in with the 2. Brandon Wong completed holding the K and the other two folded.

Hand #98

Brandon Wong had the 3 and brought it in with Phil Ivey completing with the T to take it down.

Hand #99

Graeme Putt was the bring in with the 2. Again it was Phil Ivey competing with the T to rake in another pot.

Hand #100

The 100th hand of the final table saw Phil Ivey bring it in showing the 5. Brandon Wong completed the Q before Graeme Putt raised the 9. Wong made the call. Both players checked fourth street before Wong paired on fifth. He bet out and Putt released.

Putt: (X-X) / 9 5 T
Wong: (X-X) / Q K Q

Hand #101

Graeme Putt brought it in with the 4. Phil Ivey completed with the 6 before Brandon Wong raised his 9. Both Putt and Ivey folded.

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Let's Go for a Walk

No Limit Holdem

Hand #90

Phil Ivey raised to 5,000 from the button only to have Brandon Wong make it 14,500 from the small blind.

Ivey looked Wong up and down before eventually releasing his hand.

Hand #91

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #92

Brandon Wong received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #93

Graeme Putt received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #94

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #95

Brandon Wong received a walk in the big blind.

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A triple triple

2-7 Triple Draw

Hand #87

Phil Ivey had the button but he folded, as a raise from Brandon Wong in the small blind was enough to take it down.

Hand #88

Graeme Putt raised from the small blind and Phil Ivey made the call in the big. Putt stood pat as Ivey drew three. Putt fired out a bet and Ivey got out of the way.

Hand #89

The last hand of 2-7 Triple Draw saw Graeme Putt raise the button and take it down without opposition.

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Ivey Wins Big in 2-7

Phil Ivey enjoyed that 2-7 orbit
Phil Ivey enjoyed that 2-7 orbit

2-7 Triple Draw

Hand #84

Phil Ivey made it 8,000 first to act and Graeme Putt called from the big blind before both players drew two.

Putt bet out 4,000 and Ivey called before both players drew just one and Putt checked. Ivey bet 8,000 and Putt made the call before drawing one as Ivey stood pat.

After chuckling a little, Putt reluctantly tapped the table, as did Ivey. Putt tabled his 7 6 5 3 2 for a flush, but it would be Ivey’s J-7-5-3-2 that would win him the pot.

Hand #85

Graeme Putt made it 8,000 from the small blind and Phil Ivey made the call as both drew two cards. Putt checked and Ivey instantly bet 4,000 with Putt making the call before drawing one as Ivey stood pat.

Putt checked and Ivey bet out 8,000 with Putt again check-calling before drawing one again as Ivey stood pat. Putt checked for a third time, as did Ivey.

Putt tabled his 9-7-5-4-3, but it would be Ivey’s 9-7-5-4-2 to pip him by one.

Hand #86

Brandon Wong received a walk.

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Quiet times in Stud H/L

Seven-card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #81

Brandon Wong brought it in with the 5.  Phil Ivey completed and Wong made the call. Ivey checked and Wong made a bet to take it down.

Wong: (X-X) / 5 2
Ivey:  (X-X) / J T

Hand #82

Graeme Putt brought it in with the 4, before Phil Ivey completed the 7 to take it down.

Hand #83

Graeme Putt brought in with the 8. In an instant replay, Phil Ivey completed with the Q and the other two players let it go.

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Putt the Stud-8 Crusher

Graeme Putt in action
Graeme Putt in action

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #78

Phil Ivey brought it in with the 3 and Graeme Putt completed with the 7 to win the pot.

Hand #79

Brandon Wong brought it in and Graeme Putt completed. Both Phil Ivey and Wong made the call before Putt led out on fourth street to find two folds.

Wong: (X-X) / 3 K
Putt: (X-X) / T A
Ivey: (X-X) / 8 9

Hand #80

Brandon Wong had the bring-in with the 5 and Graeme Putt completed with the 6 to win the pot.

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Ivey getting busy

Phil Ivey doing the Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey doing the Phil Ivey

Limit Holdem

Hand #75

Another raise from Phil Ivey, this time from the button, was enough to take down the pot uncontested.

Hand #76

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #77

Phil Ivey raised to 8,000 from the small blind and Brandon Wong made the call to see a flop of 6 5 K. Ivey bet out but Wong put in a raise. Ivey released and Wong collected the pot.

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Time for some Limit

Limit Holdem

Hand #72

Phil Ivey raised to 8,000 from the button and picked up the blinds.

Hand #73

Brandon Wong made it 8,000 from the button and Graeme Putt made the call from the small blind, as did Phil Ivey from the big blind.

The flop fell 4 2 8 and Putt check-called a bet from Wong as Ivey mucked before the # on the turn saw Putt check-fold to Wong’s 8,000-chip bet.

Hand #74

Phil Ivey made it 8,000 from the small blind and Brandon Wong folded.

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Walk it Out

Pot Limit Omaha

Hand #70

Phil Ivey received a walk.

Hand #71

Brandon Wong received a walk.

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Daniel Negreanu eliminated in 4th

Daniel Negreanu eliminated in 4th
Daniel Negreanu eliminated in 4th

Pot Limit Omaha

Hand #66

Back to Pot Limit Omaha saw Brandon Wong with the button as Graeme Putt limped the small blind. Daniel Negreanu rasied from the big blind and Putt gave it up.

Hand #67

Brandon Wong opened with a raise to 5,200 which was good to take down the blinds.

Hand #68

Daniel Negreanu raised to 4,500 on the button and the blinds gave it up.

Hand #69

Daniel Negreanu again opened to 4,500, but this time Brandon Wong three-bet to 14,500 from the small blind. Negreanu made the call and the flop landed A T 4.

Action was with Wong and he led out for 18,500. Negreanu made the call and the 7 appeared on the turn.  Wong didn’t slow down as he bet the pot to put Negreanu all in, but he didn’t hesitate in making the call as we had a massive pot in the middle:

Negreanu: Q 9 5 6
Wong: A T K Q

Wong held top two pair as Negreanu was drawing with straight and flush draws.  Negreanu’s tournament was on the line, but he missed as the 4 completed the board.

With that, we lose Daniel Negreanu in 4th place for $16,336 in prize money.

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Razz Ends Quietly

Razz

Hand #63

Graeme Putt had the bring-in with the Qx and Daniel Negreanu completed with a 7x to win the pot.

Hand #64

After initially a misdeal, Daniel Negreanu brought it in with a Kx and Brandon Wong completed with a 2x and won the pot.

Hand #65

Daniel Negreanu brought it in with the Jx and Phil Ivey called before Graeme Putt completed. Negreanu folded, Ivey called, but would then insta-muck at the sight of Putt’s fourth street card.

Ivey: (X-X) / 9-X
Putt: (X-X) / 5-7

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A little razz

Razz

Hand #60

The bring in was with Brandon Wong with the Q. Phil Ivey completed with the 6 and took down the pot.

Hand #61

Phil Ivey brought it in with the T. Graeme Putt completed and Daniel Negreanu made the call. Putt bet out on fourth which was good to take it down as Negreanu bricked.

Putt:  (X-X) / 2-3
Negreanu: (X-X) / 8-J

Hand #62

Brandon Wong brought it in with the T. Graeme Putt completed with the A and the table folded around.

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Omaha-8 Wraps Up

Omaha-8

Hand #58

From the small blind Phil Ivey raised to 8,000 and Brandon Wong made the call to see a Q 7 6 flop fall and both players check.

The turn of the J saw Ivey lead for 8,000 and Wong called as the river landed the 9 and Ivey bet out 8,000 and Wong called.

“You got it!” announced Ivey before Wong tabled his A 4 2 9 to scoop the pot from Ivey.

Hand #59

Daniel Negreanu raised to 8,000 and Graeme Putt made the call from the big blind to see a 5 7 3 flop fall with both players checking.

The turn of the 8 went check check before the 3 saw Putt bet out 8,000 to prompt a fold from Negreanu.

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Slow start after the break

Omaha-8

Hand #55

First hand back from the break saw Graeme Putt receive a walk.

Hand #56

Phil Ivey raised from under the gun and Daniel Negreanu made the call.  Negreanu bet the flop, checked the turn before another bet on the river took it down on a board of 5 7 A 6 6.

Hand #57

Brandon Wong raised with Graeme Putt and Phil Ivey making the call to see a flop of 6 5 7. Action checked to Wong who took it down with a bet on the flop.

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Play Resumes

With players back in their seats, the cards are now in the air as we play level 18.

LH / O-8 / 2-7: Blinds 2,000/4,000
Razz / Stud / Stud-8: Ante 1,000 Bring-in 1,000 Completion 4,000
NLH / PLO: Ante 500 Blinds 1,000/2,000

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One hand before the break

Omaha-8

Hand #54

The final hand before the break would see Daniel Negreanu with the button. He opened with a raise and Brandon Wong made the call in the big blind.

They saw a flop of J 8 K and Wong check-called a bet from Negreanu before leading out on the 3 turn. Negreanu didn’t want any part of it as he tossed his cards into the muck.

With that, the players are now off to take a fifteen-minute break.

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Negreanu Studs it Up

Daniel Negreanu in action
Daniel Negreanu in action

Seven Card Stud

Hand #51

Brandon Wong had the bring-in with the 5 and Daniel Negreanu completed with the K and won the pot.

Hand #52

Brandon Wong brought in with the 6 and Daniel Negreanu completed with the A to 3,000 and picked up the pot.

Hand #53

Brandon Wong brought it in again – this time with the 3 – and Graeme Putt completed. Negreanu raised and Putt called before folding to Negreanu’s bet on fourth.

Putt: (X-X) / 6 Q
Negreanu: (X-X) / Q Q

Negreanu showed his K Q for trips and collected the pot.

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Back to Stud

Seven-card Stud

Hand #48

The bring in was with Daniel Negreanu with the 2.  Brandon Wong completed showing the Q and took it down.

Hand #49

Phil Ivey brought it in with the 4. Brandon Wong completed before Daniel Negreanu put in a raise. Wong made the call.  Wong check-called on fourth before both players checked fifth.  Wong led out on sixth when he paired the board and Negreanu released.

Wong: (X-X) / A T J J
Negreanu: (X-X) / 8 9 5 2

Hand #50

Phil Ivey brought it in with the 4. Graeme Putt completed with the 8 and the players folded around.

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Wong Bests Negreanu

Brandon Wong in action earlier in the event
Brandon Wong in action earlier in the event

No Limit Holdem

Hand #42

From the button Brandon Wong made it 3,600 to go and picked up the blinds.

Hand #43

The action folded right round the table and Phil Ivey received a walk.

Hand #44

Graeme Putt opened under the gun to 4,000 and Daniel Negreanu three-bet the button 11,000. Putt paused for a few moments before folding his hand to see Negreanu pushed the pot.

Hand #45

With the action on Phil Ivey, he made it 4,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #46

Brandon Wong made it 4,000 from the button and Daniel Negreanu defended his big blind.

The flop fell 3 4 8 and Negreanu checked to Wong who bet out 6,800. Negreanu made the call before checking the Q on the turn as Wong checked also.

The river landed the 3 and Negreanu led out for 10,200. Wong paused for a few moments before calling as Negreanu said “you got it” as Wong showed J J for two pair to collect the pot from Negreanu.

Hand #47

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

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Triple Draw fun

2-7 Triple Draw

Hand #36

Phil Ivey raised the small blind and Brandon Wong made the call. Ivey drew two and bet with Wong also drawing two before making the call.

The next draw saw Ivey take one and lead out with a bet which was enough to take it down as Wong released.

Hand #37

The button was with Phil Ivey and he opened with a raise to 6,000 which was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #38

Phil Ivey again raised to 6,000 first to speak, but Daniel Negreanu defended his big blind with a call, drawing three. Ivey took two and after Negreanu checked, Ivey fired a bet to take it down.

Hand #39

Daniel Negreanu raised and Phil Ivey made the call in a battle of the blinds. Negreanu drew two while Ivey took three. Negreanu tossed out a bet and Ivey made the call. Negreanu tossed one to the dealer while Ivey took two. Again Negreanu bet and Ivey called.

Negreanu stood pat on the final draw while Ivey took one. Negreanu checked, Ivey bet and Negreanu called only to see Ivey table a perfect 7-5-4-3-2.

Hand #40

Daniel Negreanu came in with a raise to 6,000 to take it down without opposition.

Hand #41

Action folded to Brandon Wong who raised the small blind. Graeme Putt made the call. Wong took one and Putt drew three. Wong led out with a bet and Putt peeled back his cards before raising to 6,000. Wong made the call.

Wong took one while Putt stood pat. Wong checked to Putt who bet out. Wong made the call and took one on the final draw while Putt stood pat again. Wong checked to Putt who bet with Wong tossing his cards into the muck. Putt flashed a number one 7-5-4-3-2.

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Campbell Can't Hold On; Out in 5th

Rob Campbell eliminated in 5th place
Rob Campbell eliminated in 5th place

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #32

Daniel Negreanu brought it in with the 5 and Phil Ivey completed. Graeme Putt raised, Negreanu folded and Ivey made the call. Ivey checked and Putt bet before Ivey raised and Putt called.

Both players checked fifth as Putt bet out 6,000 on sixth street and Ivey called before Putt fired out again on seventh street. Ivey checked his final card before eventually tossing his cards into the muck.

Putt: (X-X) / 5 K J 6 / (X)
Ivey: (X-X) / J T 8 T / (X)

Hand #33

Phil Ivey brought in the 2 and Rob Campbell was all in for his ante as both players ran out as follows.

Ivey: (A T) / 2 4 5 J / (Q)
Campbell: (T T) / K T A A / (8)

Campbell found the double to roughly 3,000 in chips.

Hand #34

Rob Campbell brought it in with the 7 and Brandon Wong completed with the A to win the blinds and antes.

Hand #35

Rob Campbell brought it in with the 2 and Brandon Wong completed. Putt called, as did Phil Ivey before Campbell was all in for 1,100 total.

Wong bet out 3,000 and only Ivey called before he bet 6,000 on fifth and Wong called. Sixth street was checked round, as was seventh.

Campbell: (X-X) / 2 J A 2 / (X)
Wong: (X-X) / 6 8 T Q / (X)
Putt: (X-X) / 4 9 (folded fourth)
Ivey: (X-X) / 3 5 2 3 / (X)

Wong tabled his 7 7 3 hole cards and both Ivey and Campbell mucked as Campbell would be forced to the rail in 5th place for a AU$12,020 payday.

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Negreanu enjoying Stud H/L

Seven-card Stud Hi-Lo

Hand #30

The bring in was with Rob Campbell with the 3. Daniel Negreanu completed before Campbell raised. Negreanu called and then led on fourth. Both players checked fifth, Negreanu led the betting on sixth and then a check was again good on the river.

Negreanu: A 9 6 6 / (Q 2 7)
Campbell: (X-X) / 3 Q 8 J / (X)

Negreanu’s pair of sixes was enough to take it down. "This is so much more fun than limit holdem," laughed Negreanu as he raked in the pot.

Hand #31

Rob Campbell brought in, Graeme Putt completed and Campbell raised.  Putt made the call.  Both players checked fourth before Putt led the betting through to the river. Campbell called him down.

Campbell: 2 J 7 Q / (A 6 7)
Putt: A 6 9 4 / (8 8 3)

There was a bit of confusion as Putt thought he only had an eight-low but as it was, he’d also paired the eight to scoop, to leave Campbell on the short stack.

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Putt Makes Kings Up

Limit Holdem

Hand #24

Graeme Putt opened the button to 6,000 and picked up the blinds.

Hand #25

From the button Daniel Negreanu raised to 6,000 and the blinds swiftly folded.

Hand #26

Graeme Putt made it 6,000 to go and Daniel Negreanu three-bet. Putt called to see a K 2 2 flop fall.

Putt checked and Negreanu tossed in 3,000 only to have Putt two-bet check-raise to 6,000. Negreanu responded by making it 9,000 with Putt smooth-calling as the J rolled off on the turn.

Both players checked to see the 5 fall on the river, and once both players checked, Negreanu announced ace-high only to have Putt table his K Q for two-pair.

Hand #27

Phil Ivey made it 6,000 to go from the cutoff and picked up the blinds.

Hand #28

Rob Campbell bumped it up to 6,000 and Daniel Negreanu defended the big to see a T 3 K flop fall.

Negreanu check-folded to Campbell’s 3,000-chip bet.

Hand #29

On the final hand of limit holdem Rob Campbell made it 6,000 to go and picked up the blinds.

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Action slows

Pot Limit Omaha

Hand #22

Phil Ivey opened with a raise to 4,000 and took down the blinds uncontested.

Hand #23

Action folded around Daniel Negreanu received a walk.

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Song Silenced by Wong

Kevin Song eliminated in 6th place
Kevin Song eliminated in 6th place

The blinds are now going up, and as we enter level 17 here is the structure.

LH / O-8 / 2-7: Blinds 1,500/3,000
Razz / Stud / Stud-8: Ante 700 Bring-in 1,000 Completion 3,000
NLH / PLO: Ante 400 Blinds 800/1,600

Pot Limit Omaha

Hand #21

Graeme Putt made it 3,200 to go and Daniel Negreanu made the call next to act along with Brandon Wong from the small and Kevin Song from the big.

The flop fell 7 9 2 and Wong checked before Song pushed out 11,000. Putt and Negreanu folded before Wong announced a raise of pot to 45,800.

Song shuffled chips and deliberated over his decision for close to a minute before asking for a count on what Wong had behind. Wong revealed that it was roughly 21,000 as Song went back into the tank before eventually smooth-calling to see the 6 on the turn.

Wong announced he was all in and Song uttered a few inaudible words

Wong: T 8 9 6
Song: 9 7 A K

With Wong having a made straight, Song would need to improve to a full house, but unfortunately it would be the 4 on the river that would end his tournament in 6th place for a AU$8,978 payday.

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Song gets active in PLO

Kevin Song gets active in PLO
Kevin Song gets active in PLO

Pot Limit Omaha

Hand #18

Now moving onto the first hand of Pot Limit Omaha, the button was with Graeme Putt.  Kevin Song opened with a raise to 3,300 and Daniel Negreanu made the call in the small blind.

The flop landed 4 7 J and Negreanu checked to Song who bet 7,000. Negreanu made the call and the turn brought the 4. Negreanu checked again to Song who this time took a moment of thought before announcing a bet of the pot.  Negreanu quickly released and Song took down the pot.

Hand #19

Brandon Wong opened the action with a raise to 2,500 and Kevin Song was the lone caller.  The flop landed T 3 6 and action checked around to see the 9 fall on the turn.  Again it was checked through as the 8 appeared on the river.

Again the two players checked with Wong opening 8 9 T Q for two pair which was good to collect the pot.

Hand #20

Kevin Song came in for a raise and Daniel Negreanu made the call on the button.  The two took a flop of A 2 7 and Negreanu checked to Song who bet 5,000 to take it down.

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Razz Comes to an End

Razz

Hand #15

Rob Campbell had the bring in with K and Daniel Negreanu completed to 2,500 with the before Phil Ivey raised to 5,000. Negreanu called before calling a bet on fourth street before he quickly folded on fifth while saying, "you just take it champ!"

Negreanu: (X-X) / 2-T-K
Ivey: (X-X) / 3-2-5

Hand #16

Kevin Song brought in and Phil Ivey completed showing a 6. Rob Campbell raised with the A and everyone folded.

Hand #17

Graeme Putt brought in with the T and Daniel Negreanu completed to 2,500 with Putt making the call.

Putt: (X-X) / T-6 (folded on fourth)
Negreanu: (X-X) / 3-9

Now it’s time to change it up!

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Razzle dazzle

Razz

Hand #12

With a game switch to Razz, it was Kevin Song bringing in with the K. Graeme Putt completed on third street and Phil Ivey raised.  Putt made the call.

Ivey led the betting on fourth before both players checked fifth and sixth. Putt bet out on the river to force a fold from Ivey.

Ivey: (X-X) / 3-6-J-A / (X)
Putt: (X-X) / 8-6-T-7 / (X)

Hand #13

The bring in was with Brandon Wong with the K.  Phil Ivey called on third street and Rob Campbell completed.  Wong folded and Ivey made the call.

Campbell bet on fourth but Ivey took over the lead on fifth which forced a fold from his opponent.

Ivey: (X-X) / 9-5-3
Campbell:  (X-X) / 7-3-8

Hand #14

Brandon Wong brought it in with the Q, and Graeme Putt completed with the 2 to take it down.

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Negreanu Releases to Song

Negreanu takes a hit
Negreanu takes a hit

Omaha-8

Hand #9

The action folded to Daniel Negreanu and he raised to 5,000. Rob Campbell three bet the button to 7,500 and Negreanu made it four bets to go with Campbell calling.

The flop was spread 2 Q 9 and Negreanu bet out 2,500 which Campbell called as the A landed on the turn and Negreanu fired again. Campbell called again, and when the Q fell on the river, Negreanu led for a third time and prompted a fold from Campbell as the crowd erupted with applause.

Hand #10

Phil Ivey kicked it off with a raise to 5,000 and Rob Campbell made the call, as did Graeme Putt.

The flop landed the Q J 9 and Ivey bet out 2,500. Campbell folded, as did Putt and Ivey collected the pot.

Hand #11

On the final hand of Omaha-8, Kevin Song made it 5,000 from the button and Daniel Negreanu defended his big blind.

The flop fell T 4 8 and Negreanu led out for 2,500. Song called as the dealer delivered the 3 on the turn and Negreanu pushed out 5,000. Song again called as the 5 completed the board on the river.

Negreanu checked and Song bet 5,000 to prompt Negreanu to fan out his cards to check and re-check them before stating, "bad card for me ... good card for you!"

Eventually Negreanu folded to give Song the pot.

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Four-card fun

Omaha-8

Hand #6

Brandon Wong opened with a raise to 5,000 and Phil Ivey called in the big blind to see a flop of 9 8 K. Ivey led out with a bet and Wong called.  Both players checked the 4 turn and 2 river.

Ivey tabled Q 8 3 2 for two pair, eights and deuces to scoop the pot.

Hand #7

Graeme Putt opened for a raise to 5,000, with Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey and Rob Campbell all making the call.  The flop landed 4 3 9 and action checked around.

The turn was the 3 and Ivey led out for 5,000. Campbell was the lone caller as the 7 fell on the river. Ivey checked to Campbell who fired a river bet to force a fold from Ivey and collect the pot.

Hand #8

Daniel Negreanu raised to 5,000 from the cutoff position and the table folded around.

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Complete and Win

Seven Card Stud

Hand #3

Rob Campbell brought it in with the 9 and Graeme Putt completed to 2,500 with the A and won the pot.

Hand #4

Graeme Putt brought in with the 6 and Rob Campbell completed with the J and won the pot.

Hand #5

Brandon Wong brought in for 1,200 with the 2 and Daniel Negreanu completed with the Q and won the hand.

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Ivey stumbles early

Seven-card Stud

Hand #1

Phil Ivey was the bring-in with the 3 and Daniel Negreanu completed.  Ivey raised and Negreanu called. Negreanu led the betting on fourth, fifth and sixth before they checked the river.

(X-X) / 3 J 5 2 / (X)
Negreanu:  K J 8 K / (K 6 T)

Ivey announced “two pair” but it wasn’t enough as Negreanu collected the pot with three kings.

Hand #2

Rob Campbell brought it in, Putt completed and Ivey raised.  Putt made the call.  Putt check-raised on fourth street and then took down the pot with a bet of fifth when he paired his board.

Putt: (X-X) / A J J
Ivey: (X-X) / K 8 T

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Play Underway

The cards are now in the air with a further 35:33 remaining in level 16.

LH / O-8 / 2-7: Blinds 1,300/2,500
Razz / Stud / Stud-8: Ante 500 Bring-in 700 Completion 2,500
NLH / PLO: Ante 400 Blinds 600/1,200

The button is on Graeme Putt and we are playing Seven Card Stud.

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How Much is a Bracelet Worth?

A World Series of Poker bracelet is the greatest accomplishment a poker player strives for – and although over 60 are awarded in a calendar year nowadays – the prestige of owning one can’t be beat.

However over the past day or two there have been people speaking up about how the prestige of the bracelet has diminished due to the small fields, and in turn the small first place prizes on offer – such as the AU$51,840 on offer here. However winning a bracelet is still THE accomplishment in poker regardless of the field size, but history does support how rare a five-digit first prize is.

The last time the WSOP saw a five-digit first prize was in 2009 when Ivey won the $2,500 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw ($96,361) and Yan Chen won the $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw ($92,817). Before this you have to stretch back to 2004 when four events saw five-digit first prizes when Hasan Habib won the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split ($93,060), T.J Cloutier won the $1,500 Razz ($90,500), Farzad Bonyadi won the $1,000 2-7 Triple Draw ($86,980) and Norm Ketchum Jr won the $1,500 Limit Ace to Five Draw ($84,500).

Although the majority of those five-digit first prizes have been close to the six-figure mark or now removed from the WSOP schedule, it is in 2003 that two very similar first prizes to this one were awarded. Eddy Scharf won the $1,500 Limit Omaha for $63,600 and Men Nguyen collected the bracelet in the $1,500 Ace to Five Triple Draw Lowball for $43,520.

Whether you believe that the prestige of winning a bracelet has been lost due to the low first prize, or that a bracelet here in Australia is worth less than one in Europe or Las Vegas, it will be a debate that will continue for some time until the WSOP Asia Pacific becomes a key stop for tournament regulars around the world.

Regardless, whoever wins this bracelet will go down in the record books as one of the many prestigious WSOP gold bracelet winners of 2013!

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Six Players Eyeing One Bracelet

The World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Event 3: AU$2,200 Mixed Event final table is upon us and with it comes the chance that the WSOP record books may need to be re-written courtesy of the two names atop the leaderboard.

Leading the final table with 144,300, Phil Ivey needs no introduction. No really. There is nothing we could tell you that you don’t already know about this eight-time WSOP winner. The $17.6 million in lifetime earnings are incredible, and this cash will be his 50th – leaving him just 3 shy of “Miami” John Cernuto and David Chiu, but if Ivey is able to collect his ninth bracelet he will jump to equal fourth all-time to be tied with the great Johnny Moss.

Snapping at Ivey’s heels is long-time friend Daniel Negreanu and his 129,000-chip stack. Easily the friendliest player on the circuit, Negreanu will be tied with Ivey as the fan favorite today. With close to $16.4 million in lifetime earnings, Negreanu has an amazing 59 WSOP cashes, and with this one he joins Chau Giang as equal eighth all-time. However it is his bracelet count that is lacking in comparison to Ivey’s as he only has four, but if Negreanu proves victorious today he will shake the tie he has with 11 others and join nine others on 5 bracelets; including the great Stu Unger, John Juanda and Berry Johnston.

Sitting third in chips with 86,100 is Californian Brandon Wong. Wong has been grinding the circuit for years and has amassed 20 previous WSOP cashes and over $500,000 in lifetime winnings. This is Wong’s fourth WSOP final table where he has a 2nd (2007 $3,000 Limit Holdem), 4th (2008 $1,500 Limit Holdem Shootout) and a 6th (2009 $1,500 No Limi Holdem Shootout), but will be looking for a bracelet here to be on par with close friend JC Tran.

Hailing from Seoul, Korea, Kevin Song sits fourth in chips with 47,600 and has 29 WSOP cashes along with a bracelet in the $2,000 Limit Holdem in 1997. Having amassed over $3.3 million in earnings, Song most recently has a title when he won the APPT Seoul KRW 1,000,000 High Roller Event besting notable players Masa Kagawa and Kitty Kuo.

Rob Campbell sits fourth in chips with 42,600 and is no slouch when it comes to mixed games. Although predominately an online player under the name “SonicJaxx”, Campbell has been on a huge live tournament upswing over the past few years notching results nearly every time he plays. Earlier this year he won the Aussie Millions AU$5,000 8-Game Mixed Event for AU$60,000 after final tabling the AU$10,000 variety in 2011 for a 3rd place. Throw in a few other mixed game results and Campbell is definitely not one to ignore regardless of his current stack size.

The short stack coming into the final is Graeme “Kiwi G” Putt with 36,400, but after final tabling Event 1 earlier in the week, his confidence will make up for the lack of chips. Putt has been on the circuit registering results since 1994 and has amassed over $400,000 in earnings from over 70 cashes – however this will only be Putt’s second WSOP cash, but also second WSOP final table.

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Ivey and Negreanu Headline Mixed Event Final Table

Can he capture bracelet #9?
Can he capture bracelet #9?

Welcome back to the Crown Poker Room and the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific for the Event 3: AU$2,200 Mixed Event final table!

And what a final table it is! Headlined by arguably two of the greatest poker players in our game today, it is Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu holding a dominating amount of chips as they sit in first and second place on the leaderboard.

However Rob Campbell and Graeme “Kiwi G” Putt are household names in this region as they have both amassed impressive online cash game and tournament results respectively with their niches definitely being mixed games. Brandon Wong is a very experienced tournament player hailing out of California while Kevin Song has the least results – but with a win here he will be a name many remember for denying Ivey and Negreanu a bracelet.

Final Table Line-Up
Seat 1: Graeme “Kiwi G” Putt – 36,400
Seat 2: Daniel Negreanu – 129,000
Seat 3: Phil Ivey – 144,300
Seat 4: Rob Campbell – 42,600
Seat 5: Brandon Wong – 86,100
Seat 6: Kevin Song – 47,600

Play is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m. EDT) with the PokerListings Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates of this highly stacked and WSOP record shaping final table.

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Event Name Event 3 - $2,200 Mixed Event
Venue Crown Casino, Melbourne
Date 8 April 2013
Final Day 10 April 2013
Buy In AU$2,200
Entrants 81
Prize Pool AU$162,000
First Prize AU$51,840
Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey
wins
AU$51,840

Event 3 - $2,200 Mixed Event

Top Money Finishers Prize
1. Phil Ivey AU$51,840
2. Brandon Wong AU$32,039
3. Graeme Putt AU$22,427
4. Daniel Negreanu AU$16,336
5. Rob Campbell AU$12,020
6. Kevin Song AU$8,978
7. Sam Khoueis AU$7,200
8. Bill Argyros AU$6,002
9. Dale Townsend AU$5,158