Ivey Set To Battle Stephen Chidwick, Antonius Will Take on Stefan Burakov

Published on June 21st, 2021 2:02 pm EST

Phil Ivey among the Elite Eight in the WPT Heads-up Championship.The "Elite Eight" of the $25,000 World Poker Tour Heads Up Championship has now been set.

A number of notable names, including Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Stephen Chidwick, have made it through to the quarter-finals.

On Sunday, the likes of Doug Polk, Jean-Roberte Bellande and Olivier Busquet were eliminated.

Here are the four Elite Eight matches, all of which will take place later today:

Chris Kruk v Limitless
Phil Ivey v Stephen Chidwick
Dan Smith v Sam Greenwood
Stefan Burakov v Patrik Antonius

The semi-final matches will also take place today (Monday), with the final taking place on Tuesday.

The winner of the Ivey/Chidwick match will play the winner of the Kruk/Limitless match in one semi-final, while the winners of Smith/Greenwood and Antonius/Burakov will square off in the other.


The highlight of the quarter-finals will likely be the match between Ivey and Chidwick.

Ivey is undoubtedly one of the greatest poker players of all time, while Chidwick has set the High Roller circuit on fire over the past 3-4 years. The winner of that match will have a very good chance of winning the entire tournament.


With the way that the bracket is set up, there is still the possibility that we could see a final between Ivey and Patrik Antonius, which poker fans would surely love.

Fans can stream all of today's action via the World Poker Tour's Twitch.tv channel.


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