06/27/14 11:09:53 PM PST
Phil Ivey Wins 10th WSOP Bracelet in Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix ($167,332)!
History was made late Friday night as Phil Ivey claimed his 10th World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Ivey rose to the top of the 485-player field in Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix and ultimately defeated Bruce Yamron heads up to claim the title and $167,332 in first-place prize money.
As the WSOP celebrates 10 years hosted in the halls of the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, it's only fitting that one of poker's most celebrated characters claimed his historic 10th championship bracelet. Ivey joins the likes of fellow 10-time winners Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan. While Ivey seemingly plowed through the day, things weren't always easy on his path to glory.
The day began with 14 players returning to the felt with the hopes of winning the 50th event on this summer's schedule. Ivey came into the day third overall in chips and seemingly became a magnet for chips early on in the day. Players like Devin Looney, Christian Pereira, Yehuda Buchalter, Amnon Filippi, and Abdel Hamid all fell during the early stages of the day. All the while, Ivey rose to the top of the chip counts and left his opponents in the dust. Six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu fell in ninth place, allowing the field to re-draw to the unofficial final table of eight.
When the two remaining tables combined, Ivey held a significant chip lead over his competition. Shortly after the redraw, Alex Rocha became the official final table bubble player when he fell by the hands of Dan Heimiller.
Christoph Haller was the first casualty of the official final table, eliminated during a round of limit hold'em. Haller was eliminated by Yamron and collected $15,720 in prize money. Yuebin Guo followed Haller out the door in sixth place, unable to catch up to Heimiller during a hand of stud eight-or-better.
After a lengthy five-handed match, Stephen Chidwick was the next player eliminated. On Chidwick's final hand, he went head-to-head with Ivey in a hand of 2-7 triple draw. By the final draw, Ivey tabled an eight-perfect, leaving Chidwick drawing thin. He was ultimately unable to get there and was forced to settle for a fifth place finish.
The battle continued four-handed with short stacks doubling several times and the chip lead changing hands. All of the while, Ivey relentlessly clawed back toward the top of the counts. Eventually, the four-handed match came to a head when 2011 WSOP bracelet winner Aaron Steury got the rest of his stack in against Heimiller during a hand of limit hold'em. Heimiller flopped top pair and left Steury drawing looking for a queen on the turn or river to stay alive. He did not find help on the final streets and was eliminated in fourth for $44,286.
Heimiller was the next to go, finding elimination by eventual champion Ivey during a no-limit hold'em round. A short-stacked Heimiller open-shipped from the button and Ivey called out of the big blind. Ivey flopped top pair and there was no looking back for the the nine-time champion. Heimiller collected $66,246 for his finish and left Ivey and Yamron to go heads up for history.
Ivey began heads up play with a slight chip disadvantage but gained the chip lead on the very first hand. From there, Ivey dominated an entire round of seven-card stud, winning most of the pots and pulling ahead by a significant margin. Despite doubling up once, Yamron was never able to gain any footing against Ivey. The match finally came to a head during a round of Omaha eight-or-better. On the final hand, Yamron's chips went in on the turn with two pair only to find that Ivey held a better two pair. Yamron failed to improve and he was eliminated in second place for $103,375. The rest, as they say, was history.
Final Table Payouts
PokerNews extends its deepest congratulations to Phil Ivey for claiming bracelet #10. That does it for our coverage of Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix. Be sure to check out our Live Reporting page for live updates from all of the remaining events at the 2014 WSOP. Goodnight!
06/27/14 10:51:34 PM PST
Bruce Yamron Eliminated in 2nd Place ($103,375)
Bruce Yamron raised on the button, Phil Ivey called from the big blind and the flop fell . Ivey led out, Yamron raised and Ivey called to see the turn. Ivey fired again, Yamron raised all in for 150,000 and Ivey called.
Both players had two pair, but Ivey had the better of it with aces and kings to Yamron's aces and sevens. Yamron had outs for a low, too, but the river was no help, ending his run in second place for $103,375.
Phil Ivey wins his tenth World Series of Poker gold bracelet! Stay tuned for a full recap...
|Phil Ivey||2,184,000||310,000 |
|Bruce Yamron||0||-310,000 |06/27/14 10:44:50 PM PST
More For Ivey
Phil Ivey raised from the button and Bruce Yamron called from the big blind. The flop came down and Yamron checked. Ivey continued out for a bet and Yamron called.
The dropped down on the turn and Yamron checked again. Ivey fired out, Yamron came over the top with a raise and Ivey quickly made it three bets to go. Yamron called and the finished off the board. Yamron checked, Ivey bet, and Yamron let it go.
|Phil Ivey||1,874,000||250,000 |
|Bruce Yamron||310,000||-250,000 |06/27/14 10:38:19 PM PST
Yamron: / /
Ivey: / /
Bruce Yamron was the bring in and Phil Ivey completed. Yamron called and the two were off to fourth street. Yamron check-called a bet on fourth and check-raised on fifth. Ivey flatted fifth and came out with a bet on sixth when he paired his tens. Yamron called all in and the hands were turned over. Ivey's tens were in the lead and he needed to fade Yamron improving on seventh to clinch his tenth bracelet.
Ivey pulled the on seventh and Yamron squeezed out the , pairing his queen and securing him the double. Yamron now has about 560,000 in chips while Ivey has dropped to 1.624 million.
|Phil Ivey||1,624,000||-270,000 |
|Bruce Yamron||560,000||270,000 |06/27/14 10:34:28 PM PST
Ivey on a Tear
Bruce Yamron was the bring in and Phil Ivey completed. Yamron called and the two were off to fourth street. Ivey fired out a bet and found a call. He led again on fifth street and Yamron opted to let it go.
A couple of hands later, Yamron brought in with a trey and Ivey completed with a nine. Yamron raised and Ivey quickly made it three bets. Yamron called. Ivey fired out on both fourth and fifth and Yamron folded his cards on fifth street. With this hit, Yamron is down to just 290,000 in chips to Ivey's 1.894 million.
|Phil Ivey||1,894,000||230,000 |
|Bruce Yamron||290,000||-230,000 |06/27/14 10:29:54 PM PST
Ivey Extends Lead
Yamron: / /
Ivey: / /
Phil Ivey was the bring in and Bruce Yamron completed. Ivey cut out a raise and Yamron called. Ivey continued out with bets on fourth and fifth street only to find calls from Yamron.
On sixth street, Yamron had first action. He came out with a bet only to have the nine-time WSOP bracelet winner come over the top. Yamron called. Yamron checked seventh, Ivey fired out, and Yamron called.
Ivey rolled over for trip deuces, eliciting a muck from Yamron. Ivey picked up the pot and has extended his lead to 1.664 million to Yamron's 520,000.
|Phil Ivey||1,664,000||400,000 |
|Bruce Yamron||520,000||-400,000 |06/27/14 10:23:05 PM PST
Ivey Takes the Lead
Phil Ivey had the button. He raised the action to 50,000 only to find a three-bet to 170,000 from Bruce Yamron. Ivey four-bet shipped all in over the top and Yamron let his cards go. Ivey picked up the pot and took the chip lead with 1.264 million.
|Phil Ivey||1,264,000||215,000 |
|Bruce Yamron||920,000||-215,000 |06/27/14 10:20:05 PM PST
Level 28 started
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Heads-Up Chip Counts
The players are taking a five-minute restroom break.
|Bruce Yamron||1,135,000||-10,000 |
|Phil Ivey||1,049,000||174,000 |06/27/14 10:16:27 PM PST
Dan Heimiller Eliminated in 3rd Place ($66,246)
Dan Heimiller open-shipped all in from the button for his last 164,000 and Phil Ivey called from the big blind.
The flop came down , giving Ivey aces and eights and a tight grip on the hand. The on the turn was no help to Heimiller and the board finished with the . Heimiller was eliminated in third place and collected $66,246 for his efforts.
|Dan Heimiller||0||-160,000 |06/27/14 10:11:51 PM PST
Jack is Good For Ivey
2-7 Triple Draw
Bruce Yamron limped his small blind and Phil Ivey raised from the big blind. Yamron called to see the draw. Each of the competitors pulled two new cards on the first draw and Yamron check-called a bet from Ivey.
The second time around, each player pulled one new card. Yamron checked once again and Ivey led at the pot. Yamron stayed the course and pulled one card on the third draw. Ivey stood pat and the action went check-check.
Ivey tabled , prompting a muck from Yamron. Ivey pulled the pot and now has 875,000 in chips.
|Bruce Yamron||1,145,000||-155,000 |
|Phil Ivey||875,000||205,000 |06/27/14 10:08:47 PM PST
Yamron Cuts Heimiller Down
2-7 Triple Draw
Bruce Yamron was on the button and opened with a raise. Phil Ivey folded his small blind and Dan Heimiller called from the big blind. On the first draw, both players pulled two new cards. Heimiller checked over to the raiser and Yamron continued out. Heimiller called to see the next draw.
The second draw saw both players pull one new card. Heimiller check-called once again. For the final draw, Heimiller again took one new card while Yamron opted to stand pat. The final betting round went check-check and Heimiller tabled . It was no good, though, as Yamron held for the win.
Yamron has now taken a commanding lead with 1.3 million while Heimiller has fallen to 160,000.
|Bruce Yamron||1,300,000||270,000 |
|Dan Heimiller||160,000||-320,000 |06/27/14 10:00:41 PM PST
Updated Chip Counts
|Bruce Yamron||1,030,000||-60,000 |
|Phil Ivey||670,000||-105,000 |
|Dan Heimiller||480,000||170,000 |06/27/14 09:59:34 PM PST
Yamron Over One Million
Dan Heimiller popped it up from the button and Bruce Yamron called from the small blind. Phil Ivey folded his big blind, leaving the two to a flop of . Yamron took the lead with a bet and Heimiller flatted.
Fourth street was the and Yamron kept his aggression with a bet. Heimiller stuck around and the hit the river. Both players checked and Yamron showed a winning for a pair of tens. He now sits at 1.09 million while Heimiller has dropped to 310,000.
|Bruce Yamron||1,090,000||160,000 |
|Dan Heimiller||310,000||-150,000 |06/27/14 09:57:05 PM PST
Aaron Steury Eliminated in 4th Place ($44,286)
Action folded around to Aaron Steury in the small blind and he cut out a raise. Dan Heimiller made it three bets to go from the big blind and Steury came right back over the top with a four-bet. Heimiller capped and Steury called with just 5,000 behind.
The flop came down and Steury tossed in his last 5,000. Heimiller called and the hands were turned over.
Heimiller outflopped Steury by pairing his jack and had a significant lead in the hand. Steury found no help on the turn ( ) or the river ( ) and he was eliminated from play in fourth place for $44,286.
|Dan Heimiller||460,000||151,000 |
|Aaron Steury||0||-155,000 |06/27/14 09:54:03 PM PST
Yamron Takes From Steury
Bruce Yamron oepend his button and Aaron Steury made it three bets to go. Yamron called and the flop came down . Steury led out with a bet and Yamron flatted. Both players checked the on the turn and the finished off the board on the river. Steury checked, Yamron fired, and Steury called.
Yamron showed for a flush and Steury shook his head, flashing before flinging them into the muck. Steury is now down to about 155,000 in chips while Yamron's stack sits around 930,000.
|Bruce Yamron||930,000||175,000 |
|Aaron Steury||155,000||-203,000 |06/27/14 09:48:29 PM PST
One For Yamron
Bruce Yamron raised to 40,000 from the button and Aaron Steury called from the big blind. The two saw fall on the felt and action checked to see the hit the board on the turn. Steury led at the pot for 56,000 and Yamron called. Both players checked the river and Yamron rolled over , playing his ace-king for top pair. Steury folded his hand and Yamron was awarded the pot.
Yamron now has roughly 755,000 while Steury has dropped to 358,000.
|Bruce Yamron||755,000||69,000 |
|Aaron Steury||358,000||-52,000 |06/27/14 09:42:06 PM PST
Steury Forces a Fold
Ivey: / --fold
Phil Ivey completed with a six and Aaron Steury called with a nine showing. Ivey had first action on fourth street and fired out a bet. Steury called and did the same on fifth street. Ivey pulled a jack on sixth street and checked it over to Steury who moved out a bet. Ivey thought for a beat and then folded his cards. Steury picked up the pot and now has about 410,000 in chips.
|Phil Ivey||775,000||-243,000 |
|Aaron Steury||410,000||239,000 |06/27/14 09:31:40 PM PST
Two Uneventful Rounds
The final four players have gone through the Omaha 8 and Stud rounds with no interesting or significant hands.
06/27/14 09:22:28 PM PST
Updated Chip Counts
|Phil Ivey||1,018,000||8,000 |
|Bruce Yamron||686,000||-20,000 |
|Dan Heimiller||309,000||12,000 |
|Aaron Steury||171,000||-61,000 ||