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· Published 15.03.2020 · last updated 15.03.2020

After 2 years, Phil Ivey is once again on the winner list of a live event by winning the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi Festival.

Phil Ivey once again won a poker tournament for the first time in two years as he triumphed at the $ 50,000 short deck event at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi Festival. Ivey’s last win was at the 2018 Triton Poker Super High Roller series in Montenegro, where he won the 250K short deck event for HK $ 4,749,200 ($ 604,992). This victory also came from a short deck holdem event.

Fifty-five players paid a $ 50,000 buy-in to participate in the event and created a $ 2,750,000 prize pool that was shared among the top eight players. Stephen Chidwick was the unfortunate soul and became the bubble boy. Michael Soyza went all-in and Chidwick called with ace-nine. The talented Brit was in a poor starting position against Soyza’s dominating ace-king. Chidwick couldn’t find nine and therefore only finished ninth.

The final table

Soyza had a very decent chip lead in the final table and improved his position by bagging Sam Greenwood’s stack. Greenwood pushed all-in with King-Queen and Soyza called him with pocket jacks. Greenwood flopped two pairs, but Soyza improved his hand to three of a kind. So Greenwood resigned and secured $ 160,510 in prize money.

Ivey then sent Reixach home fifth and Soyza eliminated Standing Davies a little later. This left three players left who fought very well. In the end, Kiat’s death was the loser and Sozya and Ivey were heads up.

Heads Up Ivey-Sozya

Ivey went heads up with 6,300,000 chips and Sozya went for 9,600,000. However, Ivey won the first big pot and quickly took the lead. However, both players played very aggressively so the chip lead changed several times. In the end, however, Ivey kept his nerve and took the win.

partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi $50,000 Short Deck Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Phil Ivey United States $856,050
2 Michael Soyza Malaysia $561,780
3 Wai Kiat Lee Malaysia $374,520
4 Seth Davies United States $267,520
5 Sergi Reixach Spain $214,010
6 Sam Greenwood Canada $160,510
7 Dmitriy Kuzmin Dominica $133,760
8 Thai Ha Vietnam $107,000
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