WSOPE Winners Take Backseat as Phil Ivey Misclick Steals Limelight (VIDEO)

October 18th, 2019 | by Kaycee James

The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is underway and the game’s finest are already making an impression.

Phil Ivey WSOPE

Chips are flying, bracelets are blinging but Phil Ivey is making all the headlines at the 2019 WSOPE. (Image: YouTube/Poker Central)

As the action got underway inside King’s Casino Rozvadov October 13, the great and the good of poker assembled.

This year, there are ten WSOPE bracelets up for grabs and, so far, two players have bagged some bling.

Bohdanov Breaks Through to Win WSOPE Opener

First to etch his name in the history books was Renat Bohdanov. Coming through 696 entries in the €350/$3900 WSOPE Opener, Bohdanov beat Norbert Mosonyi to scoop the €64,004/$70,654 top prize.

With celebrations ringing out across the Czech poker room, Dash Dudley was next up to the podium. After joining Event #2 on October 14, the American proved his Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) skills were up there with the best of them.

After surging in the early stages, Dudley entered the final table fourth in chips. A series of tricky spots left the Michigan pro with seven big blinds before the tide turned.

Doubling his stack twice in quick succession, Dudley eventually took control. With momentum on his side, it took less than 30 minutes to seal the deal against Christopher Back.

With a straight in the final hand, Dudley avoided an upset on the river to complete an impressive run of results. Having already won PLO gold at the 2019 WSOP, the MTT grinder doubled his bracelet tally with a WSOPE title on October 17.

Phil Ivey Making (Strange) Moves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lv7bybYQIc

As the curtain came down on the opening two events, the buy-ins went up. Moving from three figures to four and six, the WSOPE clicked into fifth gear.

Indeed, as the stars of poker gathered for the $278,500 Super High Roller, an air of anticipation descended on King’s Casino. At the center of the recent wave of interest was the inimitable Phil Ivey.

Joining Event #4 in search of another seven-figure payday, the American assumed his usual position at the table. However, even with his formidable presence, one of the game’s greatest displayed a rare moment of vulnerability.

In a hand captured by PokerGo (see video above), Ivey made what looked like a proverbial misclick. Following a raise from Mikita Badziakouski with K♥10♠, Ivey’s put in a raise equal to more than half his stack with J♠6♠.

A brief moment of realization crossed his face after the dealer announced the size of his bet. Unsure what the make of the move, Badziakouski folds before a relieved looking Ivey raked in the pot.

With plenty more action to come in the Super High Roller and the WSOPE as a whole, fans can expect more intriguing moves. As well as PokerGo’s live coverage, we’ll be recapping the latest events right here at PokerSites.com.

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