Even though Phil hasn't added a new bracelet to his collection since 2014, he's been doing just fine. 2024 isn't even finished yet and he's already booked major wins in other series. He took over $2 million at Triton Montenegro, about $1.4 million at Triton Jeju, and already has over $100,000 locked up at the World Series of Poker.

With all that success, ending his WSOP bracelet drought would be the cherry on top.

Up until the start of his bracelet-winning hiatus, Ivey was winning them faster than anyone. He collected 10 from 2000 to 2014, more than anyone over such a span of time.

Ivey's 2014 bracelet in Event #50

After nearly 13 hours of play on Day 3, the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship at the 2024 World Series of Poker remains unresolved. Danny Wong, Jason Mercier, and Phil Ivey will return for an impromptu Day 4 on Thursday at 4pm to determine a winner of this prestigious bracelet event.

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Will Phil Ivey Get His 11th Bracelet?

On Day 4 of Event #29: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship, two players stand between Ivey and his 11th bracelet.

Ending Day 3, Danny Wong bagged up the chip lead with 3,730,000, followed by Mercier with 2,955,000 and Ivey with 2,260,000, who wore a WPT Global patch on Day 3. The 149-entrant field has been whittled down to these three accomplished players after a long battle.

Danny Wong, a WSOP veteran who won his first bracelet online last year, is seeking his first live WSOP title. He previously finished 2nd in this same event in 2021 and 7th in the $1,500 event of the same format this year.

Jason Mercier already has 6 bracelets and is looking to join the exclusive club of players with 7 or more.

Ivey aims to capture his 11th bracelet which would move him into sole possession of 2nd place on the all-time list.

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The Champion's Title Defense Falls Short

Defending champion Benny Glaser entered the final table second in chips but couldn't get anything going as play continued 6-handed. In a pivotal hand, his dealt 8-5 perfect was bested by a 7-6 made by Wong. That pot catapulted Wong into the lead and left Glaser short.

Glaser managed one triple-up but was eliminated in 4th place ($104,825) when he patted 8-6-5-3-2 and couldn't beat Wong's 8-6-4-3-2. Other final table casualties included Jonathan Cohen (5th – $75,015) and Philip Sternheimer (6th – $55,553).

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Ivey Knocked Down but Not Out

10-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey found himself short-stacked multiple times during 3-handed play but showed his resiliency. He secured two crucial triple-ups to climb back into contention as play stretched into the early morning hours.

In the end, Wong surged back into the lead in the final hands of the night. The final three players bagged up with the limits at 100,000/200,000 and an average stack of 15 big bets, setting the stage for an extended battle on Day 4.

At stake is the $347,440 top prize and one of the most coveted bracelets of the WSOP schedule. Play resumes Thursday at 4pm and will be streamed on PokerGO's YouTube channel.

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