WPT HEADS UP CHAMPIONSHIP

Ivey Opens up Lead in Game 1

Stephen Chidwick opens to 2,100 with Club AHeart 10 and Phil Ivey bumps it to 8,400 with Spade Q Spade 9, over a preflop open from Chidwick with Club A Heart 10 and Chidwick calls.

Ivey leads, Chidwick calls on the Heart 3 Heart 2 Club 2 flop. The Club 8 turn brings a 13,440 bet from Ivey, with Chidwick calling once again with the best hand so far.

River goes Heart 5 river and Ivey goes hard with a bet of 37,094, where Chidwick cannot find a call and Ivey establishes a game one lead of slightly more than 2-1 in chips.