Phil Ivey has been the action player at his table as of late, building his stack from remarkably short back to almost starting stack.
We found Ivey and two other players seeing a flop, one of whom was all in. The dealer pounded the table and spread out in front of the players. The cutoff player checked to Ivey on the button who tossed out a bet. The cutoff quickly threw his hand away and Ivey's and the all-in player's hands were exposed:
"Well, I could be in worse shape," remarked Ivey's opponent.
The turn brought the and the river the , crushing Ivey's opponents hopes of making Day 2 and leaving him with the story of saying that Phil Ivey eliminated him from a World Series of Poker tournament. Ivey is now sitting on about 3,900.