From under the gun, John Kabbaj raised to 20,000, and then action folded over to Phil Ivey in the hijack seat. Ivey, who won his 10th gold bracelet earlier this summer, reraised to 55,000. Everyone folded back over to Kabbaj, and he made the call to see the flop.
After the dealer spread the , Kabbaj checked. Ivey checked behind, and the turn brought the . With two pair now on board, Kabbaj led with a bet of 80,000. Ivey had around 275,000 behind and took his time to study Kabbaj. Ivey's stare was piercing, and he eventually pushed his entire stack forward for an all-in bet. Kabbaj called quickly.
When the two hands were revealed, it was Kabbaj's against Ivey's . As the cameras surrounded the table and the action was halted until everyone set up to get the shots, Ivey sat stoically, in need of an ace or a king on the river to keep his Main Event run alive.
The dealer burned one final time and completed the board with the . Ivey was up, out of his chair, and through the exit immediately, only stopping for some brief few seconds to pick up his top-heavy chair that toppled over after his got up out of his seat. His run ended in 430th place for $25,756, and Kabbaj climbed to 1.4 million in chips.