Main Event

Folding to Ivey

Phil Ivey has managed to slowly accumulate a nice stack toward the end of Day 1a action and it is because of hands like this that he now sits behind an almost six-figure stack.

The action started when a player opened to 2,200 from middle position. Ivey made the call from the button and the flop fell {9-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. Ivey's opponent again led, this time for 3,100. When Ivey made the call, the {7-Clubs} landed on the turn and both players opted to check.

The {5-Clubs} on the river prompted Ivey's opponent to bet, throwing out 7,300 and leaving himself with around 20,000 behind.

At this point Ivey studied his opponent before tumbling a stack of 5,000 denomination chips onto the felt. It was more than enough to cover his opponent, who went into the tank before sending his cards into the muck.

Chip Counts
95,000 25,000

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