Aleksejs Ponakovs opened to 800,000 on the button and Phil Ivey stuck in a three-bet to 2,800,000 from the big blind. Ponakovs just called and the dealer fanned the flop of .
Ivey opted to check and Ponakovs checked it back. The peeled off on the turn and Ivey checked once more. Ponakovs tossed in a bet of 3,000,000 on the turn and Ivey check-raised all in for 11,000,000. Ponakovs went into the tank for a minute but eventually found the call to put Ivey at risk.
Ivey was just on a straight draw and looking for one of the eight outs left in the deck. The river brought the and it wasn't enough for Ivey who was forced to settle for second place.