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2009 World Series of Poker

Event 25 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better

Day 3 completed

Posted 06-13-2009 19:31 GMT-12
Event 25 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better
Day 3 completed

Phil Ivey Wins Event #25 ($220,538)

The look of a seven time bracelet winner
The look of a seven time bracelet winner
When we started today with fourteen of the world's best Omaha/Stud players, you kind of got a feeling it was going to be a special day. Any final day which features superstars such as Chad Brown, Blair Rodman, Steve Wong, Dutch Boyd, Jon Turner and Carlos Mortensen is going to produce a final table for the ages. However, it was the undeniable presence of the six-time WSOP bracelet winner that was sending whispers around the Rio.

Could Ivey really make it number seven today? Two bracelets in one year? All while multi-tabling two different WSOP events!

The achievement would cement his place as a legend of poker and arguably the best player in the modern game. We say this, like there was ever any doubt.

At times it seemed like Ivey just couldn't be touched as he cut through the final table like a knife through butter, claiming the chip lead and the destiny that awaited him.

A memorable day for the WSOP, and the buzz in the air this evening was one that those present will always remember. Thanks for your company this evening, I hope you enjoyed yourselves, and see you again soon!

Tags: Phil Ivey

Ming Lee Eliminated in 2nd Place ($136,292); Phil Ivey Wins 7th Bracelet!

Ming Lee - 2nd Place
Ming Lee - 2nd Place
It's over! Phil Ivey has captured an incredible seventh World Series of Poker bracelet, his second this year, to the delight of the massive group of friends and fans on the rail here at the Rio.

The final hand came during a round of Stud-8 with Lee all in on third street. The boards ran out as follows:

Lee: {J-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{J-Spades}{5-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Ivey: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}

Phil Ivey made trip queens and the crowd cheered in delight at having witnessed this historic poker moment.

However, we also congratulate Ming Lee, who started the day short stacked and fought incredibly well against some of the greatest players the game has seen, to finish in 2nd place for a cash of $136,292.

Tags: Ming LeePhil Ivey

Matter of Time...?

It now appears to be a matter of time. Ming Lee has been all in three times, twice in Omaha-8 and once in Stud-8, with the pots being chopped.

Lee sits with only 150,000 chips as Ivey is now taking shots to end this tournament.

Lee Crippled

Ming Lee raised from the button before Phil Ivey popped it from the big blind.

The flop was {4-Spades}{9-Spades}{J-Diamonds} and Ivey fired a bet before Lee raised. Ivey called and the {8-Clubs} hit the turn. Ivey checked and Lee fired a bet. Ivey made the call.

The river brought the {4-Diamonds} and Ivey checked to Lee who bet, before Ivey put in a check-raise. Lee deliberated and made the call.

Ivey showed {J-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} for a full house to scoop and leave Lee crippled.

Lee Scoops with Ace from Space

In an Omaha-8 hand, Phil Ivey was within a spade of the bracelet, but incredibly the river was a cruel blow, giving Ming Lee an unlikely scoop.

Ming Lee raised the button before Phil Ivey reraised the big blind. Lee called and they saw a flop of {8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. Ivey led out and Lee made the call.

The turn was the {10-Spades} and after a series of raises, Lee's last chips were in the middle.

Lee: {9-Spades}{K-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Ivey: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades}

Ivey held the nut low as the fans were all on their feet in anticipation of a potential spade on the river that would give Ivey a flush to better Lee's made straight. However, the twist came when the {A-Clubs} fell, to not only miss Ivey's flush but to also give Lee a better low!

Lee doubles to 650,000 with Ivey on 2.15 million.

Tags: Ming Lee

Ivey Prepares to Strike

After a few more small pots with the (rather significant) blinds and antes going the way of Phil Ivey, Ming Lee is now down to his last 350,000 chips. It appears Phil Ivey has slowed down just a little as he prepares his final strike.

Ivey Puts Pedal to the Metal

After taking a couple of small pots, Phil Ivey forced another fold from Ming Lee on fifth street in a Stud-8 hand to again have Lee in deep trouble.

Ivey had completed on third, and the betting pressure from Ivey on fourth and fifth streets was too much for Lee as he folded.

Lee: (X-X) {2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Ivey: (X-X) {6-Spades}{K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

Lee: 500,000
Ivey: 2.3 million

Ivey Continues to Apply Pressure

It was Phil Ivey's turn to raise the button with Ming Lee making the call in the big blind.

The flop fell {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Lee checked, then called a bet from Ivey.

On the {5-Spades} turn, Lee checked and Ivey fired again to force a fold from Lee.

Lee: 900,000
Ivey: 1.9 million

Lee Takes One Back

While there are throngs of Phil Ivey fans on the rail here, a small group of Ming Lee fans just got to clear their lungs as Lee scooped a pot to get himself headed back in the right direction.

Ivey raised the button and Lee called in the big blind. They saw a flop of {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Lee checked to Ivey who bet. Lee made the call.

The turn was the {Q-Clubs} and this time Lee led out with a bet with Ivey making the call.

The river brought the {3-Hearts} and again Lee fired out a bet and Ivey called.

Lee tabled {7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} for two pair for the high to go with the nut low to scoop.

Lee: 1.1 million
Ivey 1.7 million
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