Phil Ivey. Photo: WSOP/PokerNews
Phil Ivey. Photo: WSOP/PokerNews

Legendary Phil Ivey Wins 11th World Series of Poker Bracelet

Poker Jason Glazer 17.06.2024

The legendary Phil Ivey has done it again. After a ten-year draught from winning a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet, Ivey has returned to the pinnacle of the poker world by claiming his 11th career bracelet in Event #29: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship. This remarkable victory also netted him a hefty $347,440 prize.

As Tallinn prepares for the upcoming WSOP Circuit Tallinn festival on July 19-28, 2024, at Olympic Park Casino, the entire poker world seemed to pause for a brief moment as poker fans from around the globe were glued to their screens, watching the intense heads-up battle between Ivey and Danny Wong. Both players had much to prove, but Ivey, arguably the best player to ever grace the game of poker, had to bring his best to triumph in one of this summer’s most competitive and tough fields.

The $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship extended into an unscheduled Day 4 as the grueling 13-hour session the day before wasn’t enough to crown a victor in this prestigious event. When Philip Sternheimer was eliminated in sixth place, it took more than six hours before Benny Glaser, one of the best mixed-game players in the world, had to lay down his cards in fifth place.

Even after two additional hours, there was no sign of surrender from the trio of Phil Ivey, Danny Wong, and Jason Mercier, prompting them to bag and tag for Day 4. Wong entered the final day with 19 big bets, Mercier had 15, and Ivey was the shortest stack with 11 big bets. But in the high-variance and action-packed game that is Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, it was still anybody’s game.

Jason Mercier, chasing his seventh WSOP bracelet, was the first to bow out. Despite surviving two all-ins, he couldn’t survive the third and was eliminated by Wong in third place. Wong started the heads-up match with a slight lead, but while showcasing his exceptional skill, Ivey also had a bit of good fortune and quickly turned the tide. After the first pot went to Wong, it was all Ivey from there.

In the final hand, Wong called all-in while drawing three cards, and Ivey drew two. Wong improved to a one-card draw with 8-7-6-2, while Ivey had a straight with 7-6-5-4-3, which he had to break as it plays against you in Triple Draw. Wong caught a ten and stood pat with a ten-eight, and Ivey paired a seven before the last draw. In a dramatic fashion, as it should be in such a high-profile heads-up, Ivey caught a deuce to complete a wheel 7-5-4-3-2, an unbeatable hand, securing his 11th WSOP bracelet.

With this win, Phil Ivey now stands alone in second place on the all-time WSOP bracelet list, surpassing legends Erik Seidel, Johnny Chan, and the late Doyle Brunson, all with ten bracelets. Only Phil Hellmuth remains ahead with a total of 17 bracelets to his name. While Hellmuth’s fourteen bracelets are in the most popular hold’em format, Ivey’s eleven come from ten different events, cementing his status as one of the greatest poker players of all time.

Event #29: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Final Table Results

1Phil IveyUnited States$347,440
2Danny WongUnited States$225,827
3Jason MercierUnited States$151,412
4Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom$104,825
5Jonathan CohenCanada$75,015
6Philip SternheimerUnited Kingdom$55,553

Phil Ivey’s 10 WSOP Bracelets

2000$2,500 Pot Limit Omaha$195,000
2002$1,500 7 Card Stud$132,000
2002$2,500 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo$118,440
2002$2,000 Limit S.H.O.E.$107,540
2005$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha$635,603
2009$2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo$220,538
2009$2,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw$96,367
2010$3,000 H.O.R.S.E.$329,840
2013A$2,200 Mixed EventA$51,840
2014$1,500 8-Game Mix$166,986
2024$10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship$347,440

World Series of Poker Circuit Tallinn Up Next (July 19-28, 2024)

The excitement doesn’t stop here as things will heat up in the summer with the return of the World Series of Poker Circuit Tallinn at our flagship casino Olympic Tallinn Park.

The festival boasts 53 action-packed events from July 19-28, 2024, including a dozen opportunities for entering poker immortality with 12 ring events. The festival’s highlight is the $1 million guaranteed WSOP Circuit Tallinn €1,500 Main Event. Several players have already secured their seats to ring events in Tallinn, while many more will continue to win satellites online at OlyBet Poker and at Olympic Casinos across the Baltics.

Jason Glazer

Poker journalist Jason Glatzer boasts more than a decade in experience in poker media and operations. He is well-known in Europe for providing quality reporting, editorial, and commentating at a wide variety of events from around the world including at all major events at our flagship venue Olympic Park Casino


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