Action folded to Dan Cates who completed his small blind. Phil Ivey checked his option. The flop came and Cates bet the pot for 48,000. Ivey called. The turn came and Cates made another pot-sized bet of 144,000. Ivey peeled again and the river came .
Cates fired a third pot-sized bet of 432,000 and Ivey tossed his hand into the muck as Cates took down yet another pot, bringing him over the two-million chip mark.