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Poker news | Apr 14, 2022

Phil Ivey Wins Second Event at Triton

By RTR Alex

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Phil Ivey has won Event #4: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha in the Super High Roller Series Europe at the Merit Crystal Cove Resort and Casino in North Cyprus. This gives Ivey his second victory in five cashes at the combined Triton Poker/SHRS Europe, and he cashed in an impressive $640,000 from the $1,600,000 prize pool.

Thanks to his incredible form at the Cyprus tournaments, Ivey has great standings in the Card Player Player of the Year race and now sits in second place in the PokerGO Tour rankings, after earning 384 PGT points in his latest run. The win also puts Ivey in a superb position to take home the the SHRS Europe championship and the $25,000 bonus that comes with it. After such a great start to the year, Ivey is now nearly 1,000 points ahead of second-ranked Andras Nemeth.

SHRS Europe Championship Standings

1 Phil Ivey United States 1,725
2 Andras Nemeth Hungary 738
3 Winfred Yu Hong Kong 700
4 Jason Koon United States 700
5 Elton Tsang Hong Kong 653
6 Mikita Badziakouski Belarus 633
7 Tom Vogelsang Netherlands 616
8 Laszlo Bujtas Hungary 606
9 Wai Kiat Lee Malaysia 567
10 Ivan Leow Malaysia 537

Ivey had a tough time at the final table, starting third-place in the chip counts. After getting rid of Dylan Weisman in fifth, he had to make up for lost ground against Imsirovic, who knocked out Finlanders Eelis Parssinen in fourth and Joni Jouhkimainen in third. This left Ismirovic and Ivey to battle it out for the title.

This was Imsirovic’s 16th final-table finish of the year, with four victories and nearly $2.9 million in earnings. The 27-year-old is the reigning Player of the Year for both the Card Player and PGT points races and currently holds the lead in the 2022 PokerGO Tour leaderboard, but he was no match for Ivey's experience. The 10-time World Series of Poker champ won several consecutive pots and soon had a 4-1 chip lead over Ismirovic.

The young, high-stakes phenom won a small double late on in the showdown, but couldn't quite turn the tables once again. The final hand say Ismirovic land king-queen-six-two on a flop of queen-jack-three, while Ivey showed ace-ace-eight-four. The river turned in Ivey's favour and gave him the title along with it. After playing a reduced schedule in recent years, Ivey was all smiles as he basked in the glory of his high-roller win.

Check out Phil Ivey's post-victory interview below: