Phil Ivey has earned his 8th World Series of Poker bracelet after winning event #37 of the 2010 WSOP. Event #37 was an H.O.R.S.E event and it had a $3,000 buy-in. four hundred and seventy eight players competed in the event and the total prize pool was just over $1.3 million.
It was early this morning that Ivey was able to claim his 8th WSOP bracelet. The event had a tough final table and Ivey would have to outlast the likes of Bill Chen, Chad Brown, David Baker, John Juanda and Jeffery Lisandro before he could earn the win.
At one point it looked like Chen was going to take the win as he had seventy five percent of the chips in play. But once Ivey was able to knock Juanda out of the competition then he would go up against Chen who had a 3 to 1 chip advantage. But in the end Ivey would be able to even the chip counts and then take the lead to claim the win. Below is how all the action went down.
The first player to be eliminated from heads up play was Chad Brown. Brown would go all in against Bill Chen and a flop of 5-10-4 would fall. Brown showed J-9 and Chen showed 7-6. When a 6 came on the river Chen would claim the hand and Brown would be out in eighth place.
Seventh place would go to Albert Hahn after he went all in against Lisandro and Ivey. The board fell A-2-5 and with a turn of 8 and the river a Q Lisandro and Ivey would chop the main pot and side pot while Han would be eliminated.
Sixth place would go to David Baker after he would go all in with Juanda and Ivey. Juanda would eventually muck his cards so it would be just Ivey and Baker. In the end Ivey would win the pot and Baker would be out in sixth place.
Fifth place would go to Jeffrey Lisandro after he went all in against Ken Aldridge. Then it would be Aldridge’s turn as he would go all in against Ivey. Aldridge would lose the hand and Aldridge would be out in fourth place.
Ivey would then knock out John Juanda in Third place to get ready for heads up play. Winning the pot would help Ivey get closer to Chen in chips but Chen would still have a large lead of 3 to 1. Ivey would eventually even out the chip stacks and then take the lead.
On the final hand both would go all in. in the end Chen would have a 7-6 low on the Razz game and Ivey would have a 3-5 in the hole which made a 6-5 low. Ivey would earn the win and he would have his 8th WSOP bracelet as well as the nice first place win.
1. Phil Ivey – $329,840
2. Bill Chen – $203,802
3. John Juanda – $129,553
4. Ken Aldridge – $93,418
5. Jeffrey Lisandro – $68,417
6. David Baker – $50,871
7. Albert Hahn – $38,391
8. Chad Brown – $29,406