The 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

€100,000 Super High Roller
Days: 1

Bonomo Gets There and Busts Ivey

Level 3 : 800-1,600, 200 ante
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Last year's champion, Justin Bonomo, just stormed his way to 550,000 in chips after busting Phil Ivey from the tournament, but it wasn't without a bit of luck to give Bonomo the win.

Bonomo, Ilya Bulychev and Ivey put in 10,000 each preflop with Ivey in position. The flop came down {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, and action was checked by Bonomo and Bulychev in that order before Ivey fired 15,000. Bonomo called, then Bulychev folded.

The turn was the {K-Clubs}, and this was where the fireworks shot off. First, Bonomo checked, which seemed pretty innocent, until he check-raised all in after Ivey bet 40,000. Ivey quickly called with the {7-Hearts}{7-Spades} for a set of sevens. Bonomo had the {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a double gutter and flush draw.

Needing any diamond that didn't pair the board, a nine or a five, Bonomo found what he needed when the dealer ripped off the {5-Clubs} on the river. That gave him a straight, and Ivey was left felted.

Ivey was up and out of his chair immediately and made a straight shot for the exit of the venue. He'll still have all day today and until play begins tomorrow to re-enter, so we'll keep you posted on what he decides.

Player Chips Progress
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
550,000 225,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
Poker Hall of Famer

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