We couldn't have had more perfect timing, as we saw that Phil Ivey was in the middle of a huge pot on the flop as we were walking by the table. Here's what we saw. The flop read , and after his opponent had bet 2,000, Ivey raised it to 7,000. His opponent moved all in, and after a few moments of thought, Ivey said "alright I call."
Even though Ivey had the best hand at the time, his opponent actually had a 53% to 47% edge in the hand, according to our Pokernews odds calculator. Sure enough, the on the turn sealed Ivey's fate, and the hit the river completing the board.
Ivey's opponent had him slightly covered, and Ivey wished everyone good luck, and quickly headed for the exits. He will have the option to come back for Day 1b.