Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Ivey Trying to Put Something Together

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey has been short-stacked for a while now, but he's out to change that.

A few hands ago, Ivey found his double. The pot began with him opening from the cutoff. Alex Venovski reraised from the big blind, and the last of Ivey's 126,000 went into the middle. He was working with {K-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} and drawing live against Venovski's {A-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs}. A king on the flop saved Ivey's tournament life, and the {9-Diamonds} {6-Clubs} {K-Spades} {8-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} doubled him back to 262,000.

Ivey made a raise-and-take one hand later, then played a three-bet pot from his big blind in the same orbit. Venovski had opened to 40,000, but Ivey was having none of it. His reraise to 100,000 took down the pot without incident.

Don't look now, but Mr. Ivey is approaching the chip average once again. He's got 330,000 chips now.

Player Chips Progress
Alexander Venovski us
Alexander Venovski
us 340,000 -240,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 330,000 160,000

Tags: Phil IveyAlex Venovski