Doug Polk raised to 55,000 from under the gun, Phil Ivey called on the button, and then Isaac Haxton reraised all in from the big blind for what looked to be between 700,000 and 800,000. After Polk folded, Ivey went deep into the tank. He counted out the chips to make the call, but couldn't quite seem to get up the courage to push them into the middle. Eventually, though, Ivey did call, and this is when he saw the bad news.
Haxton tabled the , and the cowboys had Ivey's in bad shape.
The flop gave Ivey the lead with a pair of aces, and Haxton was left needing to come from behind. The turn was the , and that meant Haxton was drawing dead going to the river. The completed the board to finish Ivey with a full house and send Haxton out the door in seventh place.
With that, Ivey moved back into the chip lead with what should be around 2.7 million in chips. Remember, he's won this event twice in the four previous years it's been held, first in 2012 and then again in 2014. Last year, Ivey defeated Haxton heads up to earn the title.
Could this one be Ivey's third LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge title?