Phil Ivey has done it again, this time outlasting a field of 32 to beat Ali Imsirovic heads-up and take down 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 is Ivey’s second win in five cashes at the combined Triton Poker/SHRS Europe. With the victory, he claims the top prize of $640,000 from a prize pool of $1,600,000.
SHRS Europe Event #4: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Results
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It was a challenging final table for Ivey, who came into the day with the third-most chips. After eliminating Dylan Weisman in fifth-place, he needed to overcome a heads-up deficit after Imsirovic scored knockouts of Finlanders Eelis Parssinen in fourth and Joni Jouhkimainen in third to take a lead into the final clash.
However, it was all Ivey in heads-up play as he squared off with Imsirovic, a young high-stakes phenom who currently holds the lead on the 2022 PokerGO Tour leaderboard. The 10-time WSOP champion got started early, winning several pots to take the advantage until he was nearly 4-1 in chips.
Imsirovic found a small double late, but that wasn’t enough, and the big moment came when Imsirovic got it in with king-queen-six-two on a flop of queen-jack-three. Ivey turned over ace-ace-eight-four, and the rest of the runout brought no help for Imsirovic.
Ivey was all smiles after the win, basking in his return to form after playing a reduced schedule in recent years.
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The win gives Ivey a big lead on the SHRS Europe championship leaderboard, where he is clear of second-ranked Andras Nemeth by nearly 1,000 points. The leader at the end of the series will take home the SHRS Europe championship and a $25,000 bonus. Still to come this week is the $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl, where Ivey can greatly improve on his already lofty total series winnings of $2,880,100.
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