Phil Ivey Wins World Series of Poker Bracelet #6Published on June 5th, 2009 2:15 am EST
Phil Ivey captured his sixth World Series of Poker bracelet on Thursday evening after taking down the $2,500 No Limit Deuce-to-Seven event, but it wasn't easy.
Ivey was one of the short stacks heading into the final table, but that didn't matter - he was able to battle back and eventually win his sixth bracelet.
John Monnette had the pleasure of squaring off against the best poker player in the world in heads-up play.
Monnette, who started out heads-up play with a 615k to 481k chip advantage, initially looked as though he was going to get completely obliterated by Ivey.
The chip lead swung back and forth during heads-up action, but eventually Ivey was able to overcome the very tough Monnette.
For his victory in this event, Phil Ivey will take home $96,361, plus the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.
Ivey will stand to make millions of dollars from this victory, due to some of the lucrative side bets that he is currently involved in. There are some very well-known pros who will have to cough up an incredible amount of money to Phil as a result of his victory on Thursday night.
Monnette put up a valiant fight, but in the end Ivey's experience and determination were just too much to overcome. Unfortunately for Monnette, Ivey was extremely motivated due to the millions of dollars that he stood to win in the event of a victory. After Phil battled back from having a short stack early on at the final table, you just knew that he was very likely going to win.
Here is how the final table of the $2,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw tournament finished out:
1. Phil Ivey, $96,361
2. John Monnette, $59,587
3. Yan Chen, $38,892
4. Eric Kesselman, $26,757
5. Rodeen Talebi, $19,346
6. Raphael Zimmerman, $14,663
7. Elia Ahmadian, $11,627
Ivey now has won six World Series of Poker bracelets, which moves him into a tie with Men Nguyen, Jay Heimowitz, Layne Flack and T.J. Cloutier.
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