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Event #12: $100,000 Challenge

Ivey Out to the Early Lead After Winning Big Pot of Tollerene

Chad_Holloway • Level 1: 200-400, 0 ante
Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is off to a red-hot start here in the $100,000 Challenge!

In a recent hand, Ben Tollerene raised to 900 from the cutoff and Ivey responded by three-betting to 3,000 from the button. The blinds both folded, Tollerene called, and it was heads-up action to the {4-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} flop. Tollerene check-called a bet of 4,000 and then checked for a second time on the {7-Spades} turn.

Ivey bet 11,000, Tollerene called, and the {8-Diamonds} completed the board on the river. Tollerene check yet again and Ivey tossed out a hefty bet of 25,000. Tollerene took his time, and as the shot clock neared its expiration he tossed in a single chip to indicate a call.

Ivey tabled the {6-Spades}{3-Spades} for a well-disguised straight, and Tollerene sent his hand to the muck.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 161,400 43,400
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 55,000 -45,000

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