Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Ivey Scoops Three-Bet Pot to Extend Lead over Puustinen


Phil Ivey continued to build his lead over online heads-up specialist Henri Puustinen, who reached the semi-finals in this event in 2021.

After Ivey's initial raise, Puustinen three-bet to 8,000. Ivey gave him the stare down before putting in the call.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. Following a 20-second wait, Puustinen checked over to Ivey who was happy to check back.

An {8-Clubs} on the turn did nothing for the action as both players decided to slowly go check-check.

Following the {a-Spades} on the river, the Finn checked his hand and Ivey chose to finally fire 15,000 in the middle. A minute went by before Puustinen opted to muck his cards.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 210,000 60,000
Henri Puustinen fi
Henri Puustinen
fi 90,000 -60,000

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