Phil Ivey Wins the 2008 LAPC

by , Feb 29, 2008 | 9:08 am

Phil Ivey - Courtesy of the World Poker Tour

Phil Ivey – Courtesy of the World Poker Tour

In the most exciting World Poker Tour final table in recent memory, Phil Ivey used everything in his power to win the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic.

Phil Hellmuth left in sixth place with only a minor indication of tilt, and it looked like the two relative newcomers – Scott Montgomery and Charles Moore – looked like they might be able to squash the pros. But Montgomery took a dive to get out in fifth place, then Nam Le in fourth, and Moore in third. Heads-up play only lasted two hands between Quinn Do and the overwhelming chip leader Phil Ivey.

Ivey won with a full house over Do. While it looked at the beginning of the final table that Ivey may lose it when he lost several big pots in the first round, he calmed down and used as much patience as he had to pick his spots more carefully throughout the remainder of the action. At his eight appearance at a WPT final table, he finally won and pocketed nearly $1.6 million to boot.

For all of the action as it happened, check out the WPT Live Updates summary.

Congrats to Phil!

One Comment to “Phil Ivey Wins the 2008 LAPC”

  1. Enrique

    You guys completely missed the fact that Charles “Woody” Moore is from Dallas and a regular at some of the rooms here!