$100,000 Challenge

Ivey Eliminated to End the Day

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey has just busted out in ninth place and ended the tournament for the day as just eight players now remain. He went out at the hands of Gus Hansen after action went five ways to the flop. Here's the final hand of the night.

From under the gun, Nam Le opened with a raise to 13,000. Ivey made the call from middle position, Mikhail Smirnov called from the next seat, Tony G called out of the small blind and Gus Hansen called from the big blind. The five players took the {9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop and Tony G checked. Hansen fired a bet of 39,000 into the 65,000-chip pot. After Le folded, Ivey raised all in for 123,000 and action fell on Smirnov. He tanked for nearly all of his allotted time and then folded. Tony G quickly got out of the way and then Hansen splashed in the chips to make the call.

Hansen flipped over two pair with the {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}. Ivey held one pair with the {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, but he had plenty of outs to a straight or a better two pair.

The turn was the {K-Hearts} and left Ivey needing a king, ten, nine, eight or five on the river. Unfortunately for Ivey, the {A-Diamonds} wasn't what he was looking for and it was all said and done for him. Hansen won the pot and the tournament was stopped for the night with just over 30 minutes left in Level 5.

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