Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Ivey Making His Presence Known

• Taso 2: 25-50, 0 ante
Phil Ivey

There are few poker players who draw a crowd like Phil Ivey, and with him sitting close to the rail today, a group of people have plopped down to watch the young professional play.

Most recently we caught him being involved in a three way pot from middle position. With around 900 already in the pot all three players were witness to a {9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop. It was here that a player in early position checked and Ivey Quickly bet out 700. The last player to act pushed in 1,700 for a raise and the early position player folded. With out hesitation Ivey moved all in for 4,000. Ivey's opponent then went into the tank, pondering what hands he could beat and what Ivey could be doing in this spot. After a minute or two Ivey's opponent deposited the call.

Ivey turned over {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs} for a pair of aces while his opponent dishearteningly showed the table {J-Spades}{j-Clubs}. The {a-Diamonds} on the turn sealed the deal and Ivey was going to be awarded the pot, once the meaningless {8-Hearts} fell on the river.

Ivey now sits with around 8,000 and looks to make a good run today.

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