MSPT United States Poker Championship partypoker MILLIONS North Cyprus 2021 MICOOP 2021 NJCOOP 2021 PACOOP
Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck Hold’em
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $25,000
Prize Pool $1,200,000
Players 48

Level Info

Level 17
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 50,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 7
Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck Hold’em
Day 2 Completed

Phil Ivey Wins SHRB Europe Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck

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Phil Ivey Wins SHRB Europe Event #1
Phil Ivey Wins SHRB Europe Event #1

Phil Ivey got his Super High Roller Bowl Europe festival off to the perfect start with victory in Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck for $408,000.

He topped a star-studded final table, defeating Stephen Chidwick heads-up to secure victory and the $408,000 first prize.

Ivey's last three tournament wins have now come in Short Deck events, after he won at the partypoker MILLIONS Sochi in March 2020, and before that at the Triton Super High Roller Series in Montenegro in May 2018.

RankPlayerCountryPayout (USD)
1Phil IveyUnited States$408,000
2Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$264,000
3Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$180,000
4Ihor ShkliarukUkraine$132,000
5Chris BrewerUnited States$96,000
6SantiChina$72,000
7Erik SeidelUnited States$48,000

Read More: The Return of Phil Ivey? 10-time Champion Aims to Play 2021 WSOP


Final Table Recap

Ivey came into the final table third in chips behind Chris Brewer and overnight chip leader Stephen Chidwick. Erik Seidel was the table short stack, and he was eliminated by Ihor Shkliaruk when the nine-time bracelet winner ran queens into pocket aces.

Six-handed, it was Chidwick who remained in the lead, and he set the pace early as he shoved on and then eliminated Santi in sixth place

Play between the remaining five players would continue for around 90 minutes before the pivotal hand at this final table saw Ivey double into the chip lead. Mikita Badziakouski raised and Brewer shoved with ace-queen. Ivey re-shoved with pocket aces and Badziakouski eventually tank-folded and was left with fewer seven antes. Ivey doubled to leave Brewer short, and the former track star was eliminated shortly thereafter.

Badziakouski was also short with fewer than ten antes, but was the beneficiary of a pay jump as Shkliaruk was sent to the rail by Ivey. The partypoker Team Pro would double three more times in an attempt to get back into contention, but would be felled by the indomitable Ivey who took a 4:1 chip lead into heads-up play.

Ivey's chip lead never looked in doubt heads-up, and at the first time of asking he eliminated Chidwick to secure victory and the $408,000 first prize.


Related: Ivey Sweeps Antonius to Win WPT HU Poker Championship


Still to Come Super High Roller Bowl Europe

There's still plenty of live coverage to come here on PokerNews from the Super High Roller Bowl Europe. Event #2: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em kicked off earlier today, and you can check out live updates by clicking here.

We will also be bringing you live updates on seven more events from the Merit Casino in Cyprus, including the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl Europe.

DateEvent
August 25-26, 2021Event #3: $25,000 Short Deck Hold’em
August 26-27, 2021Event #4: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em
August 27-28, 2021Event #5: $50,000 Short Deck Hold’em
August 28-29, 2021Event #6: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em
August 29-30, 2021Event #7: $100,000 Short Deck Hold’em
August 30 - September 01, 2021SHRB Europe $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event
August 31 - September 01, 2021Event #8: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Head to the SHRB Europe Live Reporting Hub

Tags: Chris BrewerErik SeidelIhor ShkliarukMikita BadziakouskiPhil IveyStephen Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick Eliminated in 2nd Place ($264,000)

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Stephen Chidwick Phil Ivey
Stephen Chidwick Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey moved all in for 11.3 million and Stephen Chidwick called all in.

Phil Ivey: {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Stephen Chidwick: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Chidwick was the player at risk and he was ahead pre-flop. The flop {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades} gave Ivey the lead. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and the river {a-Clubs} eliminated Chidwick, who takes home $264,000 for his runner-up finish.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 14,500,000 2,400,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb Busted

Ivey Over 12 Million Chips

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Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Stephen Chidwick {k-Clubs}{8-Hearts} limped and Phil Ivey {k-Spades}{j-Clubs} checked.

The flop {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} gave both players top pair, and Chidwick check-called 100,000. The turn was the {6-Clubs} and Chidwick check-called 250,000.

The river was the {7-Spades} and both players checked. Ivey had his opponent out-kicked and took down the pot.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 12,100,000 500,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 2,300,000 -500,000

Chidwick Closing the Gap

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SHRB Europe Event #1 Heads-Up
SHRB Europe Event #1 Heads-Up

Phil Ivey {j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} limped and Stephen Chidwick {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs} checked.

Ivey check-called 60,000 on the {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} on the flop and both players checked the {a-Diamonds} turn.

The river was the {10-Spades} and Ivey bet 300,000. Chidwick called and took down the pot.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 11,600,000 300,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 2,800,000 -200,000
Level:
17
Blinds:
0/0
Ante:
50,000

Another Double for Badziakouski

will_shill • Level 16: 0-0, 40,000 ante

Mikita Badziakouski raised to 600,000 with {k-Spades}{q-Spades} leaving himself 180,000 behind. Stephen Chidwick called with {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}

The flop came {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Badziakouski moved all in. Chidwick snap-called.

The turn was {j-Diamonds} giving Badziakouski a straight and the river {j-Clubs} changed nothing.

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 3,900,000 -800,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 1,600,000 820,000

Mikita Badziakouski Doubles Through Ivey

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Phil Ivey shoved and Mikita Badziakouski snap-called. Stephen Chidwick thought about it on the button with {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}, using a time bank, but eventually let it go.

Phil Ivey: {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Mikita Badziakouski: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The flop {k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} gave Ivey two pair, but Badziakouski still held around 50% equity with his top pair. The turn {k-Hearts} gave Badziakouski the lock and and the river {6-Spades} was inconsequential.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 9,000,000 -300,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 4,700,000 -410,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 780,000 150,000