There was about 10,500 in the middle when we arrived to see Phil Ivey in the middle of a three way pot. The flop read , and the big blind checked to Ivey, who bet out 6,000. A player in late position moved all in for 23,000, and while the big blind folded, Ivey made the call.
Ivey held the lead, and the on the turn was an interesting card. This gave Ivey's opponent a set, but also gave Ivey a straight. He was looking to avoid the board pairing, and the on the river got the job done.
Ivey has been down all day, but after taking that pot, he is back in the six figure range with 129,000.