Phil Ivey eliminated in 19th place (£26,400); redraw to two tables

Phil Ivey eliminated in 19th place (£26,400); redraw to two tables

Monday, 27 September 2010

Phil Ivey has been eliminated from the World Series of Poker Europe in 19th place and wins £26,400 – but it’s a far cry from the £830,401; ninth WSOP bracelet and $5,000,000 bet from Howard Lederer that he was aiming for when he started the day.

The rail is collectively disappointed that Ivey won’t be featured when we redraw to two tables for the last 18 players but the remaining competitors are ecstatic that the best poker player in the world won’t be preventing them from making a run at the bracelet. Ivey started the day with a big stack but his opponents at the feature table fought back against his aggression and he was whittled down to the average.

In his last hand he got it all in badly dominated holding A-T to the A-K of overnight chip leader Ronald Lee. He 4-bet all-in over Lee’s 3-bet and was quickly called and found himself in bad shape. Both players missed the 9-3-4 rainbow flop but the turn was disastrous for Ivey and poker fans when the king of clubs hit the felt, leaving Ivey drawing dead even as he paired his ten on the river.

Last night was the WCOOP Main Event and the mysterious $25,000 Heads-Up champion, RaiseOnce, was playing until they finished the twelve-hour day at around 11am today. Ivey, almost certainly the man behind the RaiseOnce nick, looked pretty tired starting today and will have to settle for $42,000 instead of millions. Ronald Lee joins James Bord in the million chip club after Bord stole a decent pot from Viktor Blom, who drops to 800,000.

RaiseOnce could still win $2.28m in the WCOOP Main Event tonight though.

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