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

Ivey Recovers

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey opened to 100,000 on his button, and Andy Frankenberger defended his big blind with a call.

The two men check-checked through the {3-Clubs} {9-Spades} {2-Diamonds}. The {3-Hearts} on the turn paired the board, and Frankenberger checked again. When Ivey made his bet of 100,000, though, Frankenberger snuck in a check-raise to 225,000 total. Ivey was undeterred, and he called after just a moment's pause.

The river came the {7-Diamonds}, and Frankenberger stacked up a bet. He had 225,000 in his hands ready to fire, but he thought better of it and checked with one finger. Ivey tapped the rail with an indifferent look on his face.

"Jack-high," Frankenberger announced, reluctant to show. Ivey didn't make him. He quickly tabled his {A-Spades} {Q-Diamonds}, and ace-high gets the job done.

Ivey is back over a million chips and back in contention for the lead. Things are changing awfully quickly here at this pot-limit final table.

Phil Ivey us 1,225,000 390,000
Andy Frankenberger us 630,000 -340,000

Tagit: Phil IveyAndy Frankenberger