Phil Ivey jumped into this tournament last level, and things didn't get off to a good start for the nine-time bracelet winner as he lost nearly half his stack. Fortunately for him, he just got them back.
After a player brought it in, Ron "Schifty" Schiffman completed for 400 and a short-stacked Ivey raised to 800. Action folded back to Schiffman and he debated what to do.
"This is your chance," Ivey joked. Schiffman, with whom he was familiar, opted just to call and then bet when he took the lead on fourth. Ivey called and then bet 800, leaving himself just 200 behind, when he took the lead on fifth. Schiffman called, and then Ivey smiled and checked sixth. Schiffman chuckled and then bet the last 200. Ivey called.
Ivey: / /
Schiffman: / /
"Oh shit, I thought I had deuce-three," Schiffman proclaimed when the cards were turned up. Both players actually held two pair, but Ivey was ahead. Seventh street gave Ivey a ten-nine low, and it was good as Schiffman triple paired.
Ship the double to Ivey.