Yesterday, Ivey started as chip leader of the last six players in the A$2.200 Mixed event with no other than Daniel Negreanu on his right. Despite starting as chip leader, Ivey was not involved in too much action in the first hours of the final table, but managed to reach heads up against Brandon Wong (Daniel Negreanu was eliminated in 4th place).
Heads-up play was extremely long. They played exactly 179 hands where the chip lead changed several times. The last hand of the match was played in 2-7 Triple Draw, where Ivey defeated Wong to win his 9th WSOP Bracelet, none of which have been in Hold’em events.
Along with the bracelet, Ivey received a ‘modest’ prize of A$51.840, which seemingly meant little in comparison to his bracelet. This confirms what most people think: Phil Ivey is the best all-around player in the world. I share that opinion, and believe most of you too.
These are the final numbers of the six finalists:
1st Place – Phil Ivey: A$51,840
2nd Place – Brandon Wong: A$32,039
3rd Place – Graeme Putt: A$22,427
4th Place – Daniel Negreanu: A$16,336
5th Place – Rob Campbell: A$12,020
6th Place – Kevin Song: A$8,978
Today is the first of the Main Event of the WSOP APAC and we will be tracking the pros’ performance to keep you informed!