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If you were keeping track of any high stakes action on Full Tilt yesterday, you would have most likely caught the epic three and a half hour long heads up battle between Phil Ivey and Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan on Ivey’s own Thunderdome ($500/1000 Pot Limit Omaha) table. The two exchanged huge blows throughout the match which resulted in over half a million dollars being on the table at one time. In the end though, one player would hit it big and come away with over $350k in winnings.

Both players began the match by buying in for $50k and it would only take five hands for all that money to get in the middle. Dwan limped from the button only to have Ivey raise it to $3k. Dwan called and the flop came Qh Jh Ks. Ivey led out for $5k and Dwan called behind to see the Ts on the turn. Ivey bet out $13k this time, but Dwan shoved all in behind which pushed it up to $35.5k. Ivey called and turned over As 9s 5d Tc for the nut straight and a redraw to the nut flush, while Dwan turned over Ah 3c 8d 8h for a measly pair of eights that were drawing dead. The river was the Qd, but it didn’t matter as Ivey was already guaranteed to win the $87k from the pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #9834889408: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 12:55:40 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($56,499)
Seat 2: durrrr ($43,500)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr calls $500
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr calls $2,000
*** FLOP *** [Qh Jh Ks]
Phil Ivey bets $5,000
durrrr calls $5,000
*** TURN *** [Qh Jh Ks] [Ts]
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey bets $13,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $35,500, and is all in
Phil Ivey calls $22,500
durrrr shows [Ah 3c 8d 8h]
Phil Ivey shows [As 9s 5d Tc]
*** RIVER *** [Qh Jh Ks Ts] [Qd]
durrrr shows two pair, Queens and Eights
Phil Ivey shows a straight, Ace high
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($86,999.50) with a straight, Ace high
durrrr adds $50,000
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $87,000 | Rake $0.50
Board: [Qh Jh Ks Ts Qd]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (big blind) showed [As 9s 5d Tc] and won ($86,999.50) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 2: durrrr (small blind) showed [Ah 3c 8d 8h] and lost with two pair, Queens and Eights

Dwan reloaded back up to $50k and bled off a little over $10k in small pots before the next big one came along. Dwan raised the button to $3k and Ivey called from the big blind to see the flop of 5c 4h 7c. Ivey immediately took the lead in the hand by betting out $5k. Dwan called behind though and the turn brought the 9h. Ivey bet out $14k this time, but Dwan shoved in behind making it $17k to go for Ivey. Ivey made the call and turned over 6s Ts 3c 5h for a seven high straight. Dwan turned over 9d 8s 5d 9s for top set and a gut shot straight draw to a higher straight than Ivey’s. Dwan would need to pair the board or catch a six on the river to win the $78k pot. The 6c fell on the river which gave Dwan his higher straight and he took the $78k right out from under Ivey.

FullTiltPoker Game #9834961224: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 13:00:49 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($110,996)
Seat 2: durrrr ($38,999.50)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr raises to $3,000
Phil Ivey calls $2,000
*** FLOP *** [5c 4h 7c]
Phil Ivey bets $5,000
durrrr calls $5,000
*** TURN *** [5c 4h 7c] [9h]
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey bets $14,000
durrrr raises to $30,999.50, and is all in
Phil Ivey calls $16,999.50
durrrr shows [9d 8s 5d 9s]
Phil Ivey shows [6s Ts 3c 5h]
*** RIVER *** [5c 4h 7c 9h] [6c]
durrrr shows a straight, Nine high
Phil Ivey shows a straight, Seven high
durrrr wins the pot ($77,998.50) with a straight, Nine high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $77,999 | Rake $0.50
Board: [5c 4h 7c 9h 6c]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (big blind) showed [6s Ts 3c 5h] and lost with a straight, Seven high
Seat 2: durrrr (small blind) showed [9d 8s 5d 9s] and won ($77,998.50) with a straight, Nine high

Both players now had stacks of over $70k in chips, but that would change quickly as they both would get it all in on the very next hand. Ivey raised to $3k from the button only to have Dwan repop it to $9k from the big blind. Ivey called the reraise and the flop came Qd 6c Kc. Dwan put out a continuation bet of $18k only to have Ivey reraise all in from behind him which pushed it up to $63k. Dwan called and flipped over Ks As Td 2s for top pair and a gutshot straight draw, while Ivey turned over 3d 7d Kd Qc for top two pair and a backdoor flush draw. Dwan was looking to hit an ace or a jack on the turn or river to beat Ivey’s top two. The turn brought the 3s which made no difference in the hand, and the river came the 9c which helped no one as well. Ivey’s top two was good enough to take down the biggest pot so far which totaled just under $145k.

FullTiltPoker Game #9834971331: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 13:01:31 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($71,996.50)
Seat 2: durrrr ($77,998.50)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [Qd 6c Kc]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $18,000
Phil Ivey raises to $62,996.50, and is all in
durrrr calls $44,996.50
Phil Ivey shows [3d 7d Kd Qc]
durrrr shows [Ks As Td 2s]
*** TURN *** [Qd 6c Kc] [3s]
*** RIVER *** [Qd 6c Kc 3s] [9c]
Phil Ivey shows two pair, Kings and Queens
durrrr shows a pair of Kings
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($143,992.50) with two pair, Kings and Queens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $143,993 | Rake $0.50
Board: [Qd 6c Kc 3s 9c]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [3d 7d Kd Qc] and won ($143,992.50) with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [Ks As Td 2s] and lost with a pair of Kings

Dwan decided to just play with the six big blinds he had remaining after the last hand, and would actually manage to double it up to $12k the very next hand. Two hands after that he doubled up once again up to $22k. Dwan’s luck would run out on the third all in however and Ivey would bust him. However, Dwan bought back in for another $50k and would try to get his money back from Ivey. Dwan managed to chip up to around $60k over a few hands before the two once again got it all in the pot. Dwan would limp from the button only to have Ivey raise it to $3k from the big blind. Dwan called the raise and the flop came Js Ah 3d. Ivey bet out $5k and Dwan called behind to see the 2h on the turn. Ivey bet out $14k this time, but Dwan shoved all in behind him making it nearly $39k more to go. Ivey called and showed Jc Qs Ad 9s for top two pair while Dwan turned over Ks 5s 2c 4s for the nut straight. Dwan would only need to dodge the jacks and aces left in the deck to take down the pot worth over $120k. However, the As fell on the river which gave Ivey a full house and yet another huge win in the match.

FullTiltPoker Game #9835168410: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 13:15:28 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($139,289.50)
Seat 2: durrrr ($60,695)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr calls $500
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr calls $2,000
*** FLOP *** [Js Ah 3d]
Phil Ivey bets $5,000
durrrr calls $5,000
*** TURN *** [Js Ah 3d] [2h]
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey bets $14,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $52,695, and is all in
Phil Ivey calls $38,695
durrrr shows [Ks 5s 2c 4s]
Phil Ivey shows [Jc Qs Ad 9s]
*** RIVER *** [Js Ah 3d 2h] [As]
durrrr shows a straight, Five high
Phil Ivey shows a full house, Aces full of Jacks
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($121,389.50) with a full house, Aces full of Jacks
durrrr adds $50,000
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $121,390 | Rake $0.50
Board: [Js Ah 3d 2h As]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (big blind) showed [Jc Qs Ad 9s] and won ($121,389.50) with a full house, Aces full of Jacks
Seat 2: durrrr (small blind) showed [Ks 5s 2c 4s] and lost with a straight, Five high

Dwan once again reloaded to $50k and would have to hope he could catch some better cards in the future. He would manage to win several small and medium sized pots and double his stack up to slightly over $100k, and then once again the two players would get all their chips in the middle. Dwan would raise from the button to $3k and have Ivey call from the big blind. The flop came 7s 6d 3d and Ivey would bet out $5k. Dwan however reraised to $17,200 only to have Ivey push it up once again to $57,600. Dwan then put the rest of his chips in and Ivey would call the nearly $40k more to see a showdown. Dwan flipped over 6c 9h 4c 6h for middle set, while Ivey turned over 5d 4s 6s Ts for the nut straight. Things were looking grim for Dwan as he needed to pair the board on the turn or river to win, or catch a five to tie. The turn ended the anticipation however by dropping the 3c on the board and giving Dwan the full house and the win in the pot worth just over $200k.

FullTiltPoker Game #9835704665: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 13:51:52 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($149,469)
Seat 2: durrrr ($100,491.50)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr raises to $3,000
Phil Ivey calls $2,000
*** FLOP *** [7s 6d 3d]
Phil Ivey bets $5,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $17,200
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey raises to $57,600
durrrr raises to $97,491.50, and is all in
Phil Ivey calls $39,891.50
durrrr shows [6c 9h 4c 6h]
Phil Ivey shows [5d 4s 6s Ts]
*** TURN *** [7s 6d 3d] [3c]
*** RIVER *** [7s 6d 3d 3c] [Jh]
durrrr shows a full house, Sixes full of Threes
Phil Ivey shows a straight, Seven high
durrrr wins the pot ($200,982.50) with a full house, Sixes full of Threes
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $200,983 | Rake $0.50
Board: [7s 6d 3d 3c Jh]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (big blind) showed [5d 4s 6s Ts] and lost with a straight, Seven high
Seat 2: durrrr (small blind) showed [6c 9h 4c 6h] and won ($200,982.50) with a full house, Sixes full of Threes

After the last hand, Ivey was now the one down at $50k while Dwan was sitting mightily atop a $201k stack. However with all rebuys factored in, the two were sitting right about even for the match so far. These stack sizes would once again change quickly though as the two got it all in on the very next hand. Ivey raised from the button to $3k, but Dwan would reraise to $9k from the big blind. Ivey made the call and the flop came Ks 4s 8h. Dwan led out for $7,400 only to have Ivey shove all in, pushing it up to approximately $40k. Dwan made the call and showed Kc Ah 4d Th for top and bottom pair, as well as backdoor flush and straight draws. Ivey on the other hand showed 4c Qs As 3s for bottom pair, the nut flush draw, as well as a backdoor straight draw. Dwan was right around 65% to win the hand and with the Ad on the turn all he had to do was dodge a spade on the river. The river came the Ac which gave both players full houses, however Dwan’s was larger and he took down the nearly $100k pot and was now ahead in the match for the first time so far.

FullTiltPoker Game #9835716280: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 13:52:40 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($48,977.50)
Seat 2: durrrr ($200,982.50)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [Ks 4s 8h]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $7,400
Phil Ivey raises to $39,977.50, and is all in
durrrr calls $32,577.50
Phil Ivey shows [4c Qs As 3s]
durrrr shows [Kc Ah 4d Th]
*** TURN *** [Ks 4s 8h] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 4s 8h Ad] [Ac]
Phil Ivey shows a full house, Aces full of Fours
durrrr shows a full house, Aces full of Kings
durrrr wins the pot ($97,954.50) with a full house, Aces full of Kings
Phil Ivey is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $97,955 | Rake $0.50
Board: [Ks 4s 8h Ad Ac]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [4c Qs As 3s] and lost with a full house, Aces full of Fours
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [Kc Ah 4d Th] and won ($97,954.50) with a full house, Aces full of Kings

It was just a short while until the two battled over another pot worth nearly $100k. Ivey raised to $3k from the button and Dwan called from the big blind to see the flop of 9d 4s Jd. Dwan checked it to Ivey who bet out $5k, however Dwan then reraised it to $21k. Ivey still thought he had the best hand though and put the rest of his stack in, which pushed it up to just over $45k. Dwan made the call and showed Td 6h 2d Th for a pair of tens and a diamond flush draw. Ivey flipped over Ac Jc 4d 8c for top and bottom pair and was a slight favorite to win over Dwan. The turn brought the 5c and was no help to either player. Dwan needed to catch a ten or a diamond on the river to rob Ivey of another pot, but the Qs fell and Ivey doubled up to nearly $100k.

FullTiltPoker Game #9836178860: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 14:23:27 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($48,596.75)
Seat 2: durrrr ($251,358.25)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr calls $2,000
*** FLOP *** [9d 4s Jd]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr checks
Phil Ivey bets $5,000
durrrr raises to $21,000
Phil Ivey raises to $45,596.75, and is all in
durrrr calls $24,596.75
Phil Ivey shows [Ac Jc 4d 8c]
durrrr shows [Td 6h 2d Th]
*** TURN *** [9d 4s Jd] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [9d 4s Jd 5c] [Qs]
Phil Ivey shows two pair, Jacks and Fours
durrrr shows a pair of Tens
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($97,193) with two pair, Jacks and Fours
Phil Ivey is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $97,193.50 | Rake $0.50
Board: [9d 4s Jd 5c Qs]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [Ac Jc 4d 8c] and won ($97,193) with two pair, Jacks and Fours
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [Td 6h 2d Th] and lost with a pair of Tens

Just two hands later, another pot was played worth over $90k. Ivey raised from the button once again, only this time Dwan reraised it to $9k from the big blind. Ivey called and the flop came Ac 5d Th. Dwan bet out $13,200 and Ivey called behind to see the Jh on the turn. Dwan continued to take the lead by betting out another $23,200. This time though, Ivey shoved all in behind and Dwan would be forced to call nearly $50k to see the river and showdown. His hand didn’t seem strong enough though and Dwan folded, leaving Ivey to pick up the $90k+ pot uncontested as he continued his comeback.

FullTiltPoker Game #9836205517: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 14:25:12 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($94,193)
Seat 2: durrrr ($205,761)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [Ac 5d Th]
durrrr bets $13,200
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey calls $13,200
*** TURN *** [Ac 5d Th] [Jh]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $23,200
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey raises to $71,993, and is all in
durrrr folds
Uncalled bet of $48,793 returned to Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey mucks
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($90,799.50)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $90,800 | Rake $0.50
Board: [Ac 5d Th Jh]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) collected ($90,799.50), mucked
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) folded on the Turn

With both players hovering around $150k stacks, they continued to exchange smaller sized pots until shortly after when they played another worth over $100k. Dwan raised to $3k from the button, but Ivey reraised from the big blind to $9k. Dwan called and the flop came 5h 7c 5s. Both players checked through to see the 2c on the turn. Ivey then bet out $14k and Dwan called behind to see the river which brought the 5d. Ivey checked once again which allowed Dwan to bet $34.2k behind him. Ivey called it down and turned over Ad Kd As Ac for aces full of fives.     Dwan showed 2d Ks 7s 3s for three of a kind fives and Ivey took the pot and once again had the largest stack at the table.

FullTiltPoker Game #9836319301: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 14:32:38 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($154,791)
Seat 2: durrrr ($145,159.50)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr raises to $3,000
Phil Ivey raises to $9,000
durrrr calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [5h 7c 5s]
Phil Ivey checks
durrrr checks
*** TURN *** [5h 7c 5s] [2c]
Phil Ivey bets $14,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr calls $14,000
*** RIVER *** [5h 7c 5s 2c] [5d]
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey checks
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $34,200
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey calls $34,200
*** SHOW DOWN ***
durrrr shows [2d Ks 7s 3s] three of a kind, Fives
Phil Ivey shows [Ad Kd As Ac] a full house, Fives full of Aces
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($114,399.50) with a full house, Fives full of Aces
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $114,400 | Rake $0.50
Board: [5h 7c 5s 2c 5d]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (big blind) showed [Ad Kd As Ac] and won ($114,399.50) with a full house, Fives full of Aces
Seat 2: durrrr (small blind) showed [2d Ks 7s 3s] and lost with three of a kind, Fives

Ivey was now sitting with a stack of over $200k while Dwan had shrank back down below $100k. However the big swings continued as the next big pot pushed up towards $200k. Dwan raised to $3k from the button and Ivey called to see 2c 4h Qh come on the flop. Ivey then led out for $5k only to have Dwan repop him to $17,200. Ivey however liked his hand enough to raise once again to $57,600. Not to be outdone, Dwan then shoved the rest of his stack into the pot. Ivey called the extra $30,659 and showed 8d Qc 6c 4s for top two pair while Dwan showed Ah As 6h Ad for a pair of aces and the nut flush draw. The turn brought the Kc and Dwan would need to catch a king, two, ace, or heart to win the pot on the river. The 7h then came out giving Dwan his rivered flush and he dealt another blow to Ivey as he doubled up to just over $182k.

FullTiltPoker Game #9836375120: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 14:36:15 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($208,690)
Seat 2: durrrr ($91,259)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr raises to $3,000
Phil Ivey calls $2,000
*** FLOP *** [2c 4h Qh]
Phil Ivey bets $5,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $17,200
Phil Ivey raises to $57,600
durrrr raises to $88,259, and is all in
Phil Ivey calls $30,659
durrrr shows [Ah As 6h Ad]
Phil Ivey shows [8d Qc 6c 4s]
*** TURN *** [2c 4h Qh] [Kc]
*** RIVER *** [2c 4h Qh Kc] [7h]
durrrr shows a flush, Ace high
Phil Ivey shows two pair, Queens and Fours
durrrr wins the pot ($182,517.50) with a flush, Ace high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $182,518 | Rake $0.50
Board: [2c 4h Qh Kc 7h]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (big blind) showed [8d Qc 6c 4s] and lost with two pair, Queens and Fours
Seat 2: durrrr (small blind) showed [Ah As 6h Ad] and won ($182,517.50) with a flush, Ace high

The swings continued as the very next pot was once again worth over $100k. Ivey raised his button to $3k and Dwan called. The flop came 8s 5d Th and Dwan checked to Ivey who bet $5k. Dwan called and the turn came the 7d. Dwan again checked and Ivey bet out $14k. Dwan called this bet as well and the river brought the 8h. Dwan then took the lead and bet out $37,400 which Ivey would just call. Dwan turned over Ts 5c 5s 6h for fives full of eights, however Ivey showed 4d 7h As 8d for eights full of sevens and he took down the nearly $120k pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #9836385347: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 14:36:54 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($117,431)
Seat 2: durrrr ($182,517.50)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr calls $2,000
*** FLOP *** [8s 5d Th]
durrrr checks
Phil Ivey bets $5,000
durrrr calls $5,000
*** TURN *** [8s 5d Th] [7d]
durrrr checks
Phil Ivey bets $14,000
durrrr calls $14,000
*** RIVER *** [8s 5d Th 7d] [8h]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $37,400
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey has requested TIME
Phil Ivey calls $37,400
*** SHOW DOWN ***
durrrr shows [Ts 5c 5s 6h] a full house, Fives full of Eights
Phil Ivey shows [4d 7h As 8d] a full house, Eights full of Sevens
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($118,799.50) with a full house, Eights full of Sevens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $118,800 | Rake $0.50
Board: [8s 5d Th 7d 8h]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [4d 7h As 8d] and won ($118,799.50) with a full house, Eights full of Sevens
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [Ts 5c 5s 6h] and lost with a full house, Fives full of Eights

Dwan would win a few smaller pots off of Ivey and work his way up to just over $175k while Ivey bled his way down to around $125k before the next big pot. Ivey raised the button to $3k and Dwan reraised it to $9k which Ivey called. The flop came 6h Qs 9s and Dwan bet out $10,400. Ivey reraised this up to $49,200 before Dwan came over the top, betting enough to put Ivey all in. Ivey called the nearly $65k he had remaining and showed 2d 5d 6s 6c for middle set. Sadly for him, Dwan showed 9c Qh Qc 6d and Ivey was in huge trouble. Even worse news for Ivey is that Dwan held the last six in the deck, leaving Ivey to draw to runner-runner straight cards to win the pot. The turn was the Jc however and Ivey was officially drawing dead which meant Dwan was going to pick up the pot worth $245,660.

FullTiltPoker Game #9836476736: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 14:42:42 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($122,830)
Seat 2: durrrr ($177,115.50)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [6h Qs 9s]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $10,400
Phil Ivey raises to $49,200
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $165,600
Phil Ivey calls $64,630, and is all in
durrrr shows [9c Qh Qc 6d]
Phil Ivey shows [2d 5d 6s 6c]
Uncalled bet of $51,770 returned to durrrr
*** TURN *** [6h Qs 9s] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [6h Qs 9s Jc] [2h]
durrrr shows three of a kind, Queens
Phil Ivey shows three of a kind, Sixes
durrrr wins the pot ($245,659.50) with three of a kind, Queens
Phil Ivey is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $245,660 | Rake $0.50
Board: [6h Qs 9s Jc 2h]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [2d 5d 6s 6c] and lost with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [9c Qh Qc 6d] and won ($245,659.50) with three of a kind, Queens

Dwan was now sitting with about $300k in front of him, while Ivey was left to reload to $50k and continue the match. Ivey immediately started trying to get his money back, as he chipped away $12k from Dwan over the next few hands uncontested. However soon enough Dwan would fight back as Ivey raised the button to $3k and was reraised to $9k. Ivey called and the flop came 5h 5d 6d. Dwan bet out $8,200 only to be reraised by Ivey to $23k. Dwan however then put in a tiny raise which pushed it up to $37,800, but Ivey pushed all in behind that. Dwan then called just under $15k and showed 4c 2h Ac Ad for two pair and a gutshot straight draw. Ivey turned over 5c 7c 6c 7s for a flopped boat though and Dwan would need to hit an ace to win this one. The turn brought the 2c and the river was the Ks and Ivey doubled up, taking down the $122,939 pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #9836542213: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 14:46:53 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($61,469.75)
Seat 2: durrrr ($287,944.75)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [5h 5d 6d]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $8,200
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey raises to $23,000
durrrr raises to $37,800
Phil Ivey raises to $52,469.75, and is all in
durrrr calls $14,669.75
Phil Ivey shows [5c 7c 6c 7s]
durrrr shows [4c 2h Ac Ad]
*** TURN *** [5h 5d 6d] [2c]
*** RIVER *** [5h 5d 6d 2c] [Ks]
Phil Ivey shows a full house, Fives full of Sixes
durrrr shows two pair, Aces and Fives
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($122,939) with a full house, Fives full of Sixes
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $122,939.50 | Rake $0.50
Board: [5h 5d 6d 2c Ks]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [5c 7c 6c 7s] and won ($122,939) with a full house, Fives full of Sixes
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [4c 2h Ac Ad] and lost with two pair, Aces and Fives

Shortly after the last hand the two would get it all in and break their own record for biggest pot of the day. Ivey raised his button to $3k and Dwan reraised it to $9k. Ivey called and the flop came 8d 5d 7c. Dwan checked the action to Ivey who continued to take the lead with a $14k bet. Dwan called and the turn brought the Jh. Dwan again checked it to Ivey who bet out $40k this time. Dwan then reraised enough to put Ivey all in and he would have to call nearly $68k to see the river. Ivey made the call though and showed 8c 3h 8s Th for a set of eights. Dwan however turned over 9s Kc Jc Tc for a jack high straight and would just need to dodge a paired board on the river to take down the $261,875 pot. The Qh fell on the river which didn’t load Ivey up and Dwan added nearly $131k more of Ivey’s money to his stack.

FullTiltPoker Game #9836604299: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 14:50:51 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($130,937.50)
Seat 2: durrrr ($218,474.50)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [8d 5d 7c]
durrrr checks
Phil Ivey bets $14,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr calls $14,000
*** TURN *** [8d 5d 7c] [Jh]
durrrr checks
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey bets $40,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $166,000
Phil Ivey calls $67,937.50, and is all in
durrrr shows [9s Kc Jc Tc]
Phil Ivey shows [8c 3h 8s Th]
Uncalled bet of $58,062.50 returned to durrrr
*** RIVER *** [8d 5d 7c Jh] [Qh]
durrrr shows a straight, Queen high
Phil Ivey shows three of a kind, Eights
durrrr wins the pot ($261,874.50) with a straight, Queen high
Phil Ivey is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $261,875 | Rake $0.50
Board: [8d 5d 7c Jh Qh]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [8c 3h 8s Th] and lost with three of a kind, Eights
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [9s Kc Jc Tc] and won ($261,874.50) with a straight, Queen high

Ivey reloaded once again to $50k and the battle continued. Dwan then took a few more small pots from Ivey and eventually took what was left of his stack once again. Obviously Ivey had not had enough yet though as he then bought in for the $100k maximum in hopes of getting some of his money back from Dwan. However Dwan continued to chip away at Ivey and whittled him back down to just below $50k before they played yet another pot worth over $90k. Ivey raised to $3k from the button and Dwan called to see 4h Ts 6s come on the flop. Dwan checked to Ivey who bet out $5k, however Dwan then reraised to $21k. Ivey pushed over the top of the reraise and Dwan called just over $22k more to see the rest of the cards. Ivey turned over Js Td 7s 9d for top pair, a gutshot straight draw, and a flush draw. Dwan showed 6d 4s 6h 7d for a set of sixes and would have to dodge a lot of cards to keep his lead in the pot. The turn came the 9c which gave Ivey a second pair and some more outs to beat Dwan. The river however was the Qd which didn’t help Ivey out and Dwan won the $90k+ pot and took Ivey’s stack once again.

FullTiltPoker Game #9836956594: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 15:13:25 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($46,198.50)
Seat 2: durrrr ($453,202.50)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr calls $2,000
*** FLOP *** [4h Ts 6s]
durrrr checks
Phil Ivey bets $5,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $21,000
Phil Ivey raises to $43,198.50, and is all in
durrrr calls $22,198.50
Phil Ivey shows [Js Td 7s 9d]
durrrr shows [6d 4s 6h 7d]
*** TURN *** [4h Ts 6s] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [4h Ts 6s 9c] [Qd]
Phil Ivey shows two pair, Tens and Nines
durrrr shows three of a kind, Sixes
durrrr wins the pot ($92,396.50) with three of a kind, Sixes
Phil Ivey is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $92,397 | Rake $0.50
Board: [4h Ts 6s 9c Qd]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [Js Td 7s 9d] and lost with two pair, Tens and Nines
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [6d 4s 6h 7d] and won ($92,396.50) with three of a kind, Sixes

With Dwan sitting right around half a million in chips, Ivey again bought in for $50k and the two continued to fight it out. Ivey managed to chip up to $85k over the next nine hands before the two were all in again. Ivey raised his button to $3k and Dwan reraised that to $9k. Ivey called and the flop came Ad 6h 8d. Dwan put out a continuation bet of $13,200 and Ivey immediately reraised it to $57,600. Dwan then raised again which forced Ivey to call off his remaining $18,597.50. Dwan turned over Qs Qc 7h 9c for a pair of queens and an open ended straight draw. Ivey showed 5h Kd Jd As for top pair and a flush draw which had Dwan in pretty bad shape. The turn came the 2s and helped nobody. The river was the Kh and Dwan couldn’t catch up to Ivey who took down the $170,395 pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #9837050151: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 15:19:19 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($85,197.50)
Seat 2: durrrr ($464,200)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [Ad 6h 8d]
durrrr bets $13,200
Phil Ivey raises to $57,600
durrrr raises to $102,000
Phil Ivey calls $18,597.50, and is all in
durrrr shows [Qs Qc 7h 9c]
Phil Ivey shows [5h Kd Jd As]
Uncalled bet of $25,802.50 returned to durrrr
*** TURN *** [Ad 6h 8d] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [Ad 6h 8d 2s] [Kh]
durrrr shows a pair of Queens
Phil Ivey shows two pair, Aces and Kings
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($170,394.50) with two pair, Aces and Kings
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $170,395 | Rake $0.50
Board: [Ad 6h 8d 2s Kh]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [5h Kd Jd As] and won ($170,394.50) with two pair, Aces and Kings
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [Qs Qc 7h 9c] and lost with a pair of Queens

Ivey was now back up to a stack of over $150k and he would have his chance to really make a comeback as the two players battled it out over a pot worth over $300k. Ivey raised from the button to $3k and Dwan reraised that to $9k which Ivey called. The flop was 5s 5c Jd and Dwan put out a continuation bet of $13,200. Ivey however decided to repop it to $38k, which was followed by yet another raise by Dwan who pushed it up to $62.8k. Ivey then shoved the rest of his stack in and Dwan called nearly $80k more to have a showdown. Ivey flipped over Kh Js Td Jh for jacks full of fives, which had Dwan’s 8h Ah 7c 5d drawing to the last five in the deck. The turn brought the 3c and the river the Tc and Ivey took down the pot worth $302,188.50, dealing a significant blow to Tom Dwan.

FullTiltPoker Game #9837112716: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 15:23:15 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($151,094.50)
Seat 2: durrrr ($398,301.50)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [5s 5c Jd]
durrrr bets $13,200
Phil Ivey raises to $38,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $62,800
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey raises to $142,094.50, and is all in
durrrr calls $79,294.50
Phil Ivey shows [Kh Js Td Jh]
durrrr shows [8h Ah 7c 5d]
*** TURN *** [5s 5c Jd] [3c]
*** RIVER *** [5s 5c Jd 3c] [Tc]
Phil Ivey shows a full house, Jacks full of Fives
durrrr shows three of a kind, Fives
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($302,188.50) with a full house, Jacks full of Fives
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $302,189 | Rake $0.50
Board: [5s 5c Jd 3c Tc]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [Kh Js Td Jh] and won ($302,188.50) with a full house, Jacks full of Fives
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [8h Ah 7c 5d] and lost with three of a kind, Fives

Ivey was now sitting with $300k+ in front of him, while Dwan was left with just under $250k. However, those numbers would reverse once again as Dwan pushed Ivey out of the pot on the turn in a $100k pot shortly afterwards. Ivey stole a few more small pots off of Dwan and both players were sitting right around $275k at the time of the next big hand. Dwan raised to $3k from the button and Ivey put it up to $9k from the big blind. Dwan called and the flop came 8h 4s 7s. Ivey checked to Dwan who bet out $13,200 which was called by Ivey. The turn was the 7c and Ivey again checked the action to Dwan who bet out $34,200 this time. Ivey again called the bet and the river brought the 9c. Both players checked and Dwan showed Qd Qh 7h Kc for three sevens. This was good enough to make Ivey muck his hand though and Dwan picked up the $112,800 pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #9837274095: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 15:33:26 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($278,185.50)
Seat 2: durrrr ($271,204.50)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr raises to $3,000
Phil Ivey raises to $9,000
durrrr calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [8h 4s 7s]
Phil Ivey checks
durrrr bets $13,200
Phil Ivey calls $13,200
*** TURN *** [8h 4s 7s] [7c]
Phil Ivey checks
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $34,200
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey calls $34,200
*** RIVER *** [8h 4s 7s 7c] [9c]
Phil Ivey checks
durrrr checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
durrrr shows [Qd Qh 7h Kc] three of a kind, Sevens
Phil Ivey mucks
durrrr wins the pot ($112,799.50) with three of a kind, Sevens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $112,800 | Rake $0.50
Board: [8h 4s 7s 7c 9c]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (big blind) mucked
Seat 2: durrrr (small blind) collected ($112,799.50)

The two picked away at each other some more and Dwan once again stole a $100k+ pot by pushing Ivey out with a bet on the river. Dwan was up above $350k by the time the next big hand rolled around, while Ivey was down just below $200k. Ivey raised from the button to $3k and was three bet by Dwan to $9k. Ivey called and the flop came 8s 2h 2d and Dwan led out for $10,400. Ivey called to see the 7s fall on the turn. Dwan again bet out, this time for $27,600 which Ivey called. The river was the 6s and both players checked it down. Dwan turned over Ac As 7c Td for aces and twos which was good enough to win the nearly $100k in the pot as Ivey mucked his hand.

FullTiltPoker Game #9837793345: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 16:05:55 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($195,077.25)
Seat 2: durrrr ($354,294.25)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [8s 2h 2d]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $10,400
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey calls $10,400
*** TURN *** [8s 2h 2d] [7s]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $27,600
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey has requested TIME
Phil Ivey calls $27,600
*** RIVER *** [8s 2h 2d 7s] [6s]
durrrr checks
Phil Ivey checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
durrrr shows [Ac As 7c Td] two pair, Aces and Twos
Phil Ivey mucks
durrrr wins the pot ($93,999.50) with two pair, Aces and Twos
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $94,000 | Rake $0.50
Board: [8s 2h 2d 7s 6s]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) mucked
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) collected ($93,999.50)

Just two hands later Ivey would bite back as he made Dwan fold the flop with a massive bet, picking up the pot worth just over $150k. The two continued to battle it out until they were close to even again, with Dwan at just under $300k and Ivey holding slightly over $250k. Dwan raised the button to $3k and Ivey reraised from the big blind to $9k. Dwan called to see 3d 4c 5s on the flop, which Ivey checked over. Dwan bet out $13,200 and Ivey called behind to see the 6s on the turn. Ivey again checked to Dwan who bet $34,200 this time. Ivey called once again to see the river, which brought the 2h. Ivey checked to Dwan who bet $87,400 this time and Ivey decided it was best to fold, giving Dwan the $112,800 pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #9838141042: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 16:28:06 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($251,270.75)
Seat 2: durrrr ($298,089.25)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr raises to $3,000
Phil Ivey raises to $9,000
durrrr calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [3d 4c 5s]
Phil Ivey checks
durrrr bets $13,200
Phil Ivey calls $13,200
*** TURN *** [3d 4c 5s] [6s]
Phil Ivey checks
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $34,200
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey calls $34,200
*** RIVER *** [3d 4c 5s 6s] [2h]
Phil Ivey checks
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $87,400
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey has requested TIME
Phil Ivey folds
Uncalled bet of $87,400 returned to durrrr
durrrr mucks
durrrr wins the pot ($112,799.50)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $112,800 | Rake $0.50
Board: [3d 4c 5s 6s 2h]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (big blind) folded on the River
Seat 2: durrrr (small blind) collected ($112,799.50), mucked

The heads up match between the two pretty much decided on the last hand, which was the biggest pot of the day, reaching nearly $400k. Ivey raised the button to $3k and Dwan reraised to $9k from the big blind. Ivey called and the flop came 9s 7h 4c. Dwan bet out $13,200 and Ivey reraised behind him up to $47k. Dwan then repopped it to $159k and Ivey went all in behind him for just over $25k more. Dwan called and showed 6h Ts 4d 7s for bottom two pair and a gutshot straight draw. Ivey showed Jd 4s 4h Qs for bottom set and was far ahead in the pot. The 8d on the turn was a heartbreaker for Ivey as it gave Dwan the straight, however he still had a lot of cards to hit on the river to make a full house and win. The Kh came on the river though and Dwan sealed the deal, picking up $389,741 from the pot and ending the match up $364,862.50. Ivey did manage to regain a good part of his losses to Dwan on another table, however Dwan still finished up around $150k on Ivey after an exciting day of action.

FullTiltPoker Game #9838180120: Table Ivey Thunderdome – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 16:30:37 ET – 2009/01/03
Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($194,870.75)
Seat 2: durrrr ($354,488.75)
Phil Ivey posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
durrrr raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [9s 7h 4c]
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr bets $13,200
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey raises to $47,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $159,000
Phil Ivey raises to $185,870.75, and is all in
durrrr calls $26,870.75
Phil Ivey shows [Jd 4s 4h Qs]
durrrr shows [6h Ts 4d 7s]
*** TURN *** [9s 7h 4c] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [9s 7h 4c 8d] [Kh]
Phil Ivey shows three of a kind, Fours
durrrr shows a straight, Ten high
durrrr wins the pot ($389,741) with a straight, Ten high
Phil Ivey is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $389,741.50 | Rake $0.50
Board: [9s 7h 4c 8d Kh]
Seat 1: Phil Ivey (small blind) showed [Jd 4s 4h Qs] and lost with three of a kind, Fours
Seat 2: durrrr (big blind) showed [6h Ts 4d 7s] and won ($389,741) with a straight, Ten high