Phil Ivey today came within inches of clinching his fifth WSOP bracelet. The American superstar reached heads-up play in Event #17, the $10k Pot Limit Hold'em, but fell short to Andy Frankenberger in the last minute.
Phil Ivey this morning came within inches of securing himself his fifth WSOP bracelet after reaching heads-up play in Event#17, the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em.
Ivey entered the tournament alongside a stellar field of 179 runners, and created headlines throughout the weekend by sweeping aside most of the competition until he was eventually heads-up against Andy Frankenberger.
The two would go on to play a long and very even heads-up battle which lasted up until just a few moments ago.
In the very end, however, Frankenberger managed to take over a commanding chip lead, before he could scoop in the win and the second bracelet of his career.
The event was Ivey's second run at a WSOP bracelet this weekend, after he also managed to make the final table of Event #15, the $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low.
Here too, however, he fell shortly before the bracelet was handed out, as he finished in seventh place for a $34,595 consolation prize.
His runner-up finish in this morning's event will produce a healthy cash of $275,559, bringing the former Full Tilt Poker pro's lifetime cashes to a stunning $16.5 million.
Meanwhile, Frankenberger could celebrate his second bracelet victory, following his first triumph, which came in a $1,500 NLHE event during last year's series.
Today's win will also give him $445,899, bringing his lifetime total to a little more than $2.5 million.