$100,000 Challenge

Heart of the City

Phil Ivey has been very active the past couple of hands, but on the third hand he played in a row, lost a decent pot to Joe Hachem to get knocked back to 136,000 in chips.

On the first of the three hands, Ivey raised to 12,000 from the cutoff seat and Mikhail Smirnov called from the button. Sorel Mizzi called from the big blind and the flop came down {J-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. Mizzi checked and Ivey bet 20,000. Smirnov folded, then Mizzi followed suit and Ivey won the pot.

On the next hand, action folded to Ivey in the hijack seat and he opened to 12,000. Everyone folded and Ivey won the pot.

On the third hand of the three in a row, Ivey opened to 12,000 from middle position, but this time Hachem got a bit aggressive and three-bet to 25,000. Action folded back around to Ivey and he called to take the {Q-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop out of position. Ivey checked and Hachem bet 29,000. Ivey called.

The turn was the {7-Diamonds} and paired the board. Ivey checked and Hachem bet 55,000. The clock began to tick and tick as Ivey thought. The dealer announced that Ivey had 10 seconds left and then began to count down when he got to six. Ivey asked, "Do I get a chip?" in reference to the time-bank chips. The answer was no and Ivey had a minor look of disgust on his face. The clock then ran out and Ivey's hand was declared dead — the second time this has happened today. He was left with 136,000 in chips while Hchem moved to around 540,000.

Chip stacks
Joe Hachem au 540,000 67,500
Phil Ivey us 136,000 -2,000

Tags: Joe HachemPhil IveySorel MizziMikhail Smirnov