Phil Ivey is currently the chip leader, so what better time than now to do an orbit with him.
Hand #1: Ivey began the orbit on the button, and called a raise to 2,200 from Jose Nadal acting out of early position. The player in the small blind also called, and the flop came down . Action checked around, and the turn was the . The first player checked, Nadal bet 4,000, and Ivey and the other player folded.
Hand #2: Ivey folded from the cutoff seat to an open-raise.
Hand #3: A player in middle position opened to 2,000, and Ivey three-bet to 7,000 out of the hijack seat. The original raiser called, and the flop came down . The first player checked, Ivey bet 9,000, and his opponent gave it up.
Hand #4: From middle position, Ivey raised to 2,300, and everyone folded.
Hand #5: Ivey folded from middle position.
Hand #6: Ivey folded from early position.
Hand #7: From under-the-gun, Ivey raised to 2,300 to kick things off. Everyone folded, and Ivey won the pot.
Hand #8: Danny Johnson limped in from the hijack seat, the player in the small blind called, and Ivey checked his option in the big blind. On the flop everyone checked, and the turn brought the . The player in the small blind led for 2,000, Ivey folded, and Johnson called. The river was the , and the player in the small blind bet 6,000. Johnson called and won the pot when his bested his opponents .
Hand #9: After a raise from the player on the button, Ivey folded from the small blind, and the player in the big blind folded.
After all of that, Ivey was left with right around 480,000 in chips — good enough to remain in the top spot as Day 2c lumbers on.