Aussie Millions Main Event

Flying Start for Ivey

It is always good to see Phil Ivey play in a poker tournament, and today he probably likes the way things are going as well. We didn't catch all the action, but in a hand where the board read {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} Ivey bet 500 from the big blind. His opponent called and on the river, the {J-Hearts}, Ivey fired out 1,500 very rapidly.

His opponent threw in a 5,000 chip and Ivey removed his headphones, "Raise?", he asked, and the dealer said it was a call. Right away he turned over {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades} over for the nut straight and raked in another pot. Ivey is seated at a table with Mike Watson but apart from him we don't recognize any of the players.

Chip stacks
Phil Ivey us 52,000 22,000

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