May 14, 2012
Iconic poker pro Phil Ivey went on a glorious run at the 2012 Aussie Millions but ultimately finished 11 players short of the ultimate prize.
Ivey entered Day 5 last in chips with 699,000 and was eliminated in the first level of play.
In Ivey’s final hand online grinder Yann Dion opened from under the gun and Ivey three-bet 140,000.
Dion decided to ship it with ace-king and Ivey eventually decided to call of his stack with ace-queen.
The board bricked out and suddenly Ivey was out of the tournament after an epic five-day run where he spent much of the time amongst the chip leaders.
Another Loss With A-Q
The 2012 Aussie Millions marked yet another major tournament where Ivey busted in a pot that involved ace-queen.
Darvin Moon busted him out of the 2008 WSOP Main Event final table with ace-queen over Ivey’s ace-king and Chris Moneymaker busted him with ace-queen over Ivey’s pocket nines in the 2003 WSOP Main Event.
Furthermore Ivey has busted out of several notable WPT final tables where it looked like he was primed to double up with ace-queen.
Playing in one of his first major tournaments since Black Friday, Ivey took down $100,000 (AUD) for his 12th place finish. It was his first cash in the Aussie Millions Main Event.
Despite his loss in the Main Event, Ivey immediately left and took a seat in the $250,000 Challenge.
Not far behind Ivey was New Zealander Lee Nelson who was hoping to become the first repeat champion at the Aussie Millions.
Nelson was short and four-bet shoved all-in for 590,000 with ace-king. Australian Oliver Speidel called him down with pocket eights and after a dry board Nelson was out of the tournament in ninth place for $125,000 (AUD).
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