WSOP 2010 Event 37 - Phil Ivey Wins Career Bracelet #8
Event #37 of the 2010 WSOP was the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event. Day 1 started with 478 players looking to take the bracelet, but by Day 3, all eyes were on one man.
WSOP 2010 Event 37 winner Phil Ivey
Day 3 started with 25 players looking to take the bracelet, but no player loomed larger than seven-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey. Ivey was short stacked for a portion of pre-final table play, but by the time the final table was reached, he was third in chips.
Ivey was not the only big name at the final table. This final included Bill Chen, John Juanda, Jeff Lisandro, and Chad Brown. This was the fourth final table for the 2010 WSOP for Juanda. Here are the final table chip counts at the start of play:
Ivey stayed in contention for the entire final table and made it to heads-up play against Bill Chen. At the start of heads-up play, Chen actually led 3.275 Million to just over 1 Million for Ivey. Chen and Ivey would battle for a while with both players holding the chip lead at one point or another. Eventually, Ivey was too much for Chen. The final hand proved to be a cooler for Chen in Razz. Chen was all-in on fifth street with 7-6-5-2-A and Ivey made the call with 6-5-3-2-A. Chen was in dire straits and needed a three just to chop the pot, provided Ivey didn't catch a four for a wheel. The river brought Chen a seven, but it didn't matter as because Phil Ivey is Phil Ivey, he pulled a four on the river to make a wheel.
As such Phil Ivey has won his 8th career WSOP gold bracelet. In addition he took home $203,802 in prize money, or one PLO hand at the stakes Ivey plays on Full Tilt. Phil Ivey is now tied with Erik Seidel for fourth all-time in bracelets. Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, and Phil Hellmuth are the only players in World Series of Poker history with more. Given time, Ivey will likely overtake them as well.
Congratulations to Phil Ivey, Event #37 Champion.
Below are the final table payouts: