Ivey is Eliminated in Biggest Pot of the Tournament
David "Doc" Sands opened to 57,000 from early position, Phil Ivey defended his big blind, and the flop fell . Ivey checked, Sands continued for 64,000, and Ivey called.
The turn was the , Ivey checked again, and Sands tossed out 177,000. Ivey check-raised to 557,000, and Sands moved all in for 1.25 million.
The eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner went deep into the tank, readjusting himself in his chair. About three minutes later, he laughed to himself then called, putting his tournament life at risk.
The river was the , and Ivey was eliminated. Sands raked in the monstrous pot, and now has around three million chips.