After several small pots were exchanged, the first big blow went Phil Ivey's way, as he took a chunk of chips from Mike McDonald thanks to picking off a river bluff after McDonald tried to pick up the pot with a bet following a missed flush draw.
On the flop, McDonald checked, and Ivey bet 125,000. McDonald called, and the turn was the . Both players checked, and the river was the . McDonald led with a bet of 300,000, and Ivey tank-called.
McDonald showed the for ten high, and Ivey showed the to take down the pot with two pair.