Over on the main feature table, Phil Mader raised from early position. Action then folded to Phil Ivey in the big blind, and he made the call to see the flop. This is where the action got heavy.
After Ivey checked, Mader fired 6,000. Ivey check-raised to 20,000, Mader came back over the top with a reraise to 51,000. Ivey moved all in to put Mader to the test, and Mader called off the remainder of his stack. Mader was all in for 138,800 in chips, while Ivey had him covered.
The hands were shown and it was Ivey's in the lead for a flopped two pair — top two pair. Mader had an overpair with and needed some help if he was going to stay alive.
The turn was the , and now Ivey needed to fade a queen, jack or five on the river to win the pot and knock out Mader. The river card was the , delivering a set of jacks to Mader and winning him the hand. Ivey sent over the chips and dropped back to 186,000 or so. Mader doubled to nearly 300,000.