Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Ivey Time

We picked up the action on a {4-Spades} {10-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} pot. It was heads-up, and Phil Ivey checked. When Josh Bergman made a 3,500-chip continuation bet, though — it looks like Ivey flatted a raise preflop — Ivey quickly check-raised to 9,000 straight. Bergman called after just a moment.

The turn came the {6-Spades}, and Bergman called another 17,000 without much incident. The river was the {7-Hearts}, and Ivey wasn't slowing down. He started stacking up a bet with his right hand, and when he got to 35,000, he froze and shot an Ivey glance up at Bergman. Then he pulled his chips back toward his stack. A moment later, he grabbed that 35,000 again and held it in a betting position. A few seconds later, it finally made its way into the pot.

"Call," Bergman announced firmly.

Ivey never flinched as he tabled {10-Hearts} {10-Spades} for the boat. Bergman took a long last look at his mystery cards, mucked them, and paid off his debt.

When Phil Ivey is flopping full houses, it figures to be a long day for the rest of the field. He's just moved up to about 128,000 with that pot.

Phil Ivey us 128,000 68,400
Josh Bergman us 17,000 -83,900

Tagit: Phil IveyJosh Bergman