Phil Ivey busts Level 1 of Triton $200K w/ Second Nuts Against Nut Flush

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Phil Ivey

That $200,000 buy-in Coin Rivet Invitational on Triton Poker Cyprus got down to business today and saw the Poker Hall of Famer Phil Ivey only busts on the first level of play in a nut flush vs. second nut flush confrontation against Switzerland’s Linus Loeliger.

Ivey quickly bought back in for another $200,000 in the invitation-only event that pairs top pros with recreational activities. Others fighting in the High Roller event include pros Michael Addamo, Laszlo Bujtas, Stephen Chidwick, Jason Koon, Isaac Haxton, Mikita Badziakouski and Espen Jorstadand leisure activities Tony G, Paul Phu and Wai Kin Yong.

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Cooler Felts Ivey

The hand took place during Level 1 with the blinds on 500/1,000/1,000. The Triton Poker stream picked up the action on the river with Ivey in the hijack {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and Loeliger in the small blind with {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} on a board of {3 clubs}{a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}a disastrous set-up for the ten-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner.

Loeliger checked after the ripping nut flush and Ivey fired a bet of 80,000 into the 96,000 pot with the other nuts.

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Loeliger hid his face while holding the stoneware, check-jammed his stack of 294,000 to send Ivey into the tank after starting the hand 300 big blinds deep.

“OK,” Ivey sighed as he called with his remaining 189,000.

And so one of poker’s most accomplished players was the first player to be eliminated as his Swiss opponent secured the early double.

Ivey, who is chasing his third Triton title after winning a $75,000 Short Deck event in April, quickly bought back into the invitational for a total investment of $400,000 and is still alive with 82 of 110 entrants remaining.

Haxton fights Addamo

There have been plenty of other highlights so far in the unique high-roller event, including a hand where Addamo, who has dominated the high-roller circuit of late, faced off against Haxton, a veteran high stakes crusher.

The battle between two of poker’s best took place with the blinds off 1,000/1,500/1,500 with Addamo raise to 3,500 from under the gun with {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Action folded to Haxton on the button, who three-bet to 14,000 with {6 clubs}{5 of Clubs}.

Isaac Haxton
Isaac Haxton

“I don’t think Addamo is the type to fold ace-five,” the commentator said Randy Lew.

In fact, Addamo didn’t fold and instead four-bet to 49,000. Haxton called.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{7 clubs}{8 clubs} to completely slam Haxton, giving him bottom pair, a flush draw and an open straight draw. Addamo checked with his own straight draw and Haxton bet 25,500. The always aggressive Addamo didn’t give up and check-raised to a paltry 62,000. Haxton called.

The trip brought {k-Diamonds} to miss both players and Addamo bet 75,000. Haxton responded by raising all-in for 184,250, and Addamo gave a defeated laugh before smearing his hand.

Winners so far

Triton Poker Cyrpus started last with Patrick Anthony take down Event #1: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em and last seen Well Burns winner Event #5: $75,000 No Limit Hold’em for 1.7 million dollars.

A complete list of winners so far at Triton Poker Cyrpus is available in the table below.

Triton Poker Cyrpus results

EVENT Prize pool PARTICIPANTS WINNER PRIZE (IN USD)
Event #1: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em $3,275,000 131 Patrick Anthony $825,000
Event #2: $30,000 No Limit Hold’em $3,690,000 123 Ben Tollerene $807,927
Event #3: $50,000 No Limit Hold’em $5,850,000 117 Pieter Aerts $1,472,000
Event #5: $75,000 No Limit Hold’em $6,600,000 54 Well Burns $1,730,000



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