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Ivey Wins $70K at H.O.R.S.E

by Poker Team

As long as anyone can remember, the Bellagio in Las Vegas has been home to the largest live cash game around. Poker players from all over the world ring gigantic bankrolls to test their mettle against the best players and deep-pocketed businessmen they can find. Now, there s a virtual felt that features enormous games as well. The place, Full Tilt Poker $2,000/$4,000 H.O.R.S.E game. This game routinely attracts the best and brightest the Internet has to offer. Though Bobby’s game plays slightly larger at $4,000/$8,000, both games are mixed games and attract the highest quality of player to test their skills. However, the sheer higher number of hands played offsets the discrepancy in the limits. Some of the list of who’s who playing the big game at Full Tilt include John Juanda, Eli Elezra, Phil Ivey and Patrick Antonius.

For today, we will illustrate an interesting hand from the Full Tilt session. The seat assignments and starting chip counts were as follows:

Seat 1: Eli Elezra ($198,458)
Seat 2: John Juanda ($59,795)
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius ($80,493.50)
Seat 4: Phil Ivey ($200,696)
Seat 5: world1969 ($182,451.50)
Seat 6: Gus Hansen ($27,186)

With the button at seat #2, Antonius posts the small blind of $1,000 and Ivey posts the big blind of $2,000
Preflop, world1969 raises to $4,000 and Juanda re-raises t0 $6,000 while everyone folds. World makes the call. The flop is [Ah 9d 4d]. World bets $2,000 and is called by Juanda and Ivey. The turn card is the 8c. This time, World bets $4,000. Juanda calls and Ivey check-raises to $8,000 and is quickly re-raised to !2,000 by world. Juanda folks and Ivey makes the call.

The river card is the Jh. Ivey checks, world bets $4,000 and Ivey check-raises to $8,000.
Ivey shows [Jc 2h Jd 3h] three of a kind, Jacks, for high and 8,4,3,2,A, for low scooping both the high and lo for almost $80,000. Going into the river, Ivey had the lock low and backed into a set of Jacks on the River for the scoop.

In total, Ivey won about $70,000:

High was $34,499
Winning Hand: 3 of a kind Jacks.

Lo was $34,499
Winning Hand: 8,4,3,2,A


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