Phil Ivey suffered every poker player’s worst nightmare at the World Series of Poker European Tour Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em event.
Ivey left everyone stunned early on day two with a blind raise before the flop that put half of his chip total at risk.
Mikita Badziakouski had raised the pot to $925,000 with a king of hearts and 10 of spades in his hand.
Ivey then produced an extraordinary raise of $2.7 million, taking the pot to $3.6 million.
The raise was clearly a mistake as Ivey quickly checked back to see how much he’d just thrown into the middle.
Badziakouski knew his opponent’s mistake and a bewildered grin flashed across his face, but Ivey kept his cool and didn’t show the worry he was undoubtedly feeling.
According to the TV broadcast, Badziakouski had a 62 per cent chance of winning the pot if he’d have called.
But his indecision cost him and he eventually folded.
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Badziakouski demanded to know from Ivey if he had actually “misclicked”, but the Hall of Famer wouldn’t give anything away.
Ivey can’t cash in
Ivey added the $925,000 to his own pot, but was eliminated later in the day.
Dominik Nitsche of Germany leads the event with $46.5 million in chips heading into the final day.
The winner will walk away with a cool $400,000 prize cheque.
He got lucky is all I’ll say.— KeithEye (@spikoli00) October 17, 2019
Helllllla misclick, but it got through 🙂— Mario Gutierrez (@MarioG3) October 17, 2019