Game 1 to Ivey

Stephen Chidwick fights back a number of times late in game one but never is able to fully overtake Phil Ivey for the chiplead.

With blinds up to 2500/5k, both players pick up monsters at the same time for the first time in the entire match.

Chidwick opens with Ac – Jc, Ivey jams with Queens and Chidwick calls off his stack.

2s – 7d – Kc goes the flop, the runout 3h – 8c does not improve Chidwick’s hand and Ivey – in control for much of game one – has a 1-0 leads as the players take a short break in this best-of-three quarterfinals match.