Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Ivey Chops His Way into Some Profit

Phil Ivey


Phil Ivey hasn't been having a great day so far, but he just managed to chip up a little bit.

Bryn Kenney raised it up to 3,000 under the gun and Phil Ivey called in middle position. Justin Smith called in the hijack, David Chiu on the button and Josh Arieh from the big blind.

The flop came down {9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and the action was checked to Ivey who bet 1,500, and only Smith folded. The turn was the {J-Spades} and it got checked to Ivey again who bet 3,000 now. This time Josh Arieh raised it up to 6,000 and Ivey called.

The river was the {6-Spades}, and Arieh bet 3,000, Ivey raised to 6,000 after which Arieh put in 9,000 and Ivey called. Arieh showed {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and Ivey turned over {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. Both players had the same straight and chopped the pot.

As we were counting the chips another hand was already in play, and the board showed {J-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs} when both Bryn Kenney and Frank Kassela called Ivey's 3,000 chip bet. The river was the {A-Diamonds} and again Ivey saw his bet getting called by two players.

Ivey showed {A-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a full house, and Kenney showed {2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds} for the winning low. Kassela's money was chopped and Ivey profited a little in these two hands.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 125,000 15,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 125,000 10,000

Tags: Bryn KenneyDavid ChiuFrank KasselaJustin SmithPhil Ivey