Phil Ivey today missed yet another shot at securing himself the ninth WSOP bracelet of his career. Ivey qualified for his third final table this summer in Event #24, the $5K Omaha-8, but bowed out in third place.
Phil Ivey today missed out on yet another chance to secure himself his ninth WSOP bracelet, after he finished third in Event #24, the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8-or-Better.
The third-place finish came earlier today after Ivey had been dominating the event from the end of Day 2 and onwards.
Ivey began Day 3 with a substantial chip lead, and was facing just 26 other players on his way to the final table.
Once the tournament reached its last nine players, Ivey was still in a commanding position, but little by little he had to see he lead vanish, before he eventually had to surrender just shy of heads-up play.
The only two other players left for Ivey to defeat were Scotty Nguyen and Joe Cassidy, who have now gone on a break until a winner of the bracelet and the $294,777 first prize is decided tomorrow morning.
For Ivey, the exit marked his third failed attempt at a bracelet this year, after he made two other final tables in the past week, only to finish in seventh and second place, respectively.
He will, however, pick up a healthy $136,046 prize money cheque for his third place finish in Event #24, bringing his total cashes for the 2012 series to a little more than $420,000 so far.
Also making notable finishes in Event #24 were Brian Hastings
in 16th place for $13,031, and Mike Matusow
, who finished eighth for $34,748.