Event #5 $50,000 Short Deck
What the deck is not delivering in terms of big preflop hand match ups (with one exception: both players receiving pocket jacks, getting it in, and promptly taking it back out again), Phil Ivey and Wai Kin Yong are making up for in speed of play. Not a whiff of a timebank card (and rarely one of a preflop raise) and hands don’t make it past the flop, usually with a limp-call to start.
One exception: Ivey called with , then called again when button Yong raised to 600,000 with . He proceeded to check-snap-fold the flop when Yong bet 600,000.