WSOP 2022: Phil Ivey finishes 7th in Super High Roller
Phil Ivey will have to wait for his 11th career victory at the World Series of Poker.
After reaching the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em final table on Saturday at Bally’s Event Center, Ivey was eliminated in seventh place in the biggest buy-in on the WSOP schedule.
Ivey took home $597,381, his fourth at least six-figure earner this summer. He was looking to break a tie for second on the all-time bracelet list with Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan.
The tournament continued on Saturday night, with high-stakes pro Alex Foxen holding a chip lead as he sought his first career WSOP bracelet. The top prize for the Super High Roller event is over $4.56 million.
Ivey, who skipped the 2021 WSOP, arrived this summer focused and continues to run well. He has banked more than $2 million in six tournaments, including a second-place finish in the $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournament on Monday.
But he was mostly dead on the cards at the final table on Saturday despite coming on in fifth place with 24 big blinds. Ivey lost a key pot to Sam Soverel about 30 minutes into action, then folded a pair of 5s rather than risk most of his stack against defending champion Adrian Mateos.
A few hands later, Ivey was all-in for his final 4.6 million chips and was sent on the rail by Brandon Steven, whose ace-queen dominated his opponent’s queen-jack.
Ivey’s last WSOP win was in 2014 when he landed the $1,500 buy-in 8-Game Mix for his 10th career bracelet.
Daniel Zack, who leads the race for WSOP Player of the Year, took eighth place.
Meanwhile, poker pro Daniel Negreanu ended up short of cash after twice buying out the tournament. According to tournament updates, Negreanu suffered a bad beat against high-stakes pro David Peters on Friday’s second day, then slammed his camera and tripod on the table before throwing away the vlogging gear. against a wall.
Negreanu said on his Friday vlog that he lost nearly $1 million for the series with just four small wins to his name.
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