Bad beat for Ivey in return to WSOP

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posted Tuesday May 29th 2012 at 08:49 PM

by Oscar Vallet

Yesterday Phil Ivey played his first WSOP event since the Main Event 2010. Luck wasn't on his side though as he suffered a bad beat that dropped him out of the $1,500 NHLE Event.

As we were able to tell you a month ago Phil Ivey is taking part of the WSOP this year, after sitting out in 2011 in sympathy with all the players who lost money in the Full Tilt-scandal. 

READ MORE: Phil Ivey: I'll play the WSOP this year

But now he's back at the biggest and most prestigious poker event in the world, the world series of poker held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Ivey put down $1,500 to participate in event #2 ($1,500 NLHE) yesterday, Sunday. More than 2,100 other players did the same and joined in on the fun.  

The guy many considers to be the best player in the world didn't have luck on his side this time around - his tournament ended early when a river card was extremely cruel to him. 

The hand was played at level 5 with blinds 100/200. 

Maria Ho raises to 450 - and Phil Ivey goes all-in from the small blind with 1,600. Maria Ho pays holding: 

She's in big trouble with Ivey holding:

The flop is no good for the poker girl:

Turn gives her outs for a straight:

River is her friend in the end:


In the picture: Maria Ho


Phil Ivey usually plays a lot of different tournaments at the WSOP, and if we're lucky perhaps he's already playing again tonight at event#3 ($3,000 NLHE/PLO heads-up). 

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