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2009 WSOP - Phil Ivey Wins Seventh Bracelet in Event 25, $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Be

14 June 2009, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Phil Ivey became the second double bracelet (after Brock Parker) winner in the 2009 by taking home Event 25 $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better. The victory gave Ivey $220,538 in prize money.
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Phil Ivey became the second double bracelet (after Brock Parker) winner in the 2009 by taking home Event 25, $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better. The victory gave Ivey $220,538 in prize money.

The 32-year-old Ivey has won seven WSOP bracelets in total, and he wants more.


Phil Ivey wins 2009 WSOP Event 25

"Winning bracelets, it does matter.  Just having the chance to put myself in poker history and I know I have the chance to win and be the all-time bracelet leader if I can continue at this pace.  So, I'm looking forward to the opportunity," Ivey said after the tournament.

Ivey was ranked seventh out of eight in chips at the start of the final table.  He seized the chip lead when play became five-handed.  When Dutch Boyd was eliminated fourth, Ivey had more than half of the total chips in play.

But Ivey went cold for a spell and was actually third in chips to Carlos Mortensen and Ming Lee when play was three-handed.  Ivey remained patient and regained the advantage and eventually polished off both of his opponents one by one.

When heads-up play began, Ivey enjoyed nearly a 2 to 1 chip lead over Lee.  Ivey never appeared to be in serious danger of losing his chip lead, although the final duel lasted nearly an hour. In total, the final table lasted about six hours.

Ivey claims that he is a better tournament player now than he was a year ago.

"I think I am a little more patient.  I take my time.  I'm trying in every pot.  I'm trying to stay focused and recognize that every pot does matter.  I think (before) I was making major mistakes than ended up costing me the tournament.  It would cost me chips in a tournament.  This year I am not making as many mistakes."

2009 WSOP Event 25 - Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better

Buy-in: $2,500
Entrants: 376
Prize pool: $864,800

Final results:

1

Ivey, Phil

$220 538

2

Lee, Ming

$136 292

3

Mortensen, Carlos

$89 342

4

Boyd, Dutch

$61 919

5

Turner, Jonathan

$45 237

6

Buchman, Eric

$34 747

7

Koral, Thomas

$27 993

8

Gelencser, Peter

$23 600

9

Wang, Steve

$16 517

10

Kelly, Matthew

$16 517

11

Rodman, Blair

$13 274

12

Debus, Frank

$13 274

13

Scott, Mark

$10 481

14

Brown, Chad

$10 481

15

Emerson, Alan

$8 198

16

Davis, Raymond

$8 198

17

Brownstein, Peter

$6 434

18

Javani, Javid

$6 434

19

Spivack, Stuart

$6 434

20

Rosario, Shirley

$6 434

21

Sitar, Dustin

$6 434

22

Tran, Loi

$6 434

23

Smith, Gavin

$6 434

24

Kassela, Frank

$6 434

25

Toft, Robert

$5 197

26

Zuo, Xiaowei

$5 197

27

Presby, Colin

$5 197

28

Sorensen, Jan

$5 197

29

Bac, Dao

$5 197

30

Mascio, Gregory

$5 197

31

Saab, Douglas

$5 197

32

Chau, Giang

$5 197

33

Tenner, Mark

$4 393

34

Isra, Roland

$4 393

35

Taylor, Esther

$4 393

36

Vuong, Alexandra

$4 393

37

Hohn, Steven

$4 393

38

Thomas, Darin

$4 393

39

Kline, Carol

$4 393

40

Corkins, Hoyt

$4 393

 

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