2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Because He's Phil Ivey

SantanaBandana • Level 7: 300-600, 75 ante
Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey tossed out a bet of 14,000 on a flop of {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, Lazaro Hernandez called, and Fabian Scherle moved all in for 44,000. Ivey reshoved for effectively 130,000, and Hernandez paused.

"I guess I'm going home," Hernandez said, finally risking his six-figure stack.

Ivey: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
Hernandez: {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Scherle: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}

"Why did you say you're going home?" Ivey said incredulously, after seeing that Hernandez had the nuts.

"Because you're Phil Ivey!" Hernandez responded.

Hernandez added a flush draw when the turn was the {5-Hearts}, and just needed to fade a ten, nine, six, or five on the river to double through. The dealer rapped the felt, burned one final card, then delivered the river.

The {10-Clubs}.

Ivey boated up, making sixes full of tens and pushing his stack to nearly 400,000 chips, and Hernandez's premonition came true — he's going home.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 397,000 177,000
Fabian Scherle ch
Fabian Scherle
ch Busted
Lazaro Hernandez us
Lazaro Hernandez
us Busted

Tags: Fabian ScherleLazaro HernandezPhil Ivey