Extraordinary outcome of poker Hall of Famer's $2.7m mistake

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.

Phil Ivey raised blind. Image: World Series of Poker

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.

Mikita Badziakouski couldn't believe it. Image: World Series of Poker.

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.