After a slow start at the ESPN feature table in which Phil Ivey didn't win a hand during the first orbit, Ivey is trending up again after eliminating Robert Gaudio.
Gaudio opened to 8,000 from the button and Ivey three-bet from the small blind. Jin Wang released from the big blind and Gaudio moved all in for 127,500. Ivey snap-called and the cards were tabled.
The flop increased Ivey’s lead as he added a flush draw. The on the turn changed nothing, and the on the river completed Ivey’s flush to send Gaudio to the rail short of the money.