Phil Ivey’s career is filled with great televised hands with a fair number coming on Poker After Dark. This week on “Throwback Hands,” Ivey gets his money in with the world at his fingertips against Chris Ferguson.
It’s the classic race of straight draw and flush draw for Ivey against Ferguson’s ace-high. A feel player if there ever was one, Ivey appears to be unsure of the math weighing in his favor against Ferguson.
No sweat for Ivey, Howard Lederer chimes in to inform Ivey he is a favorite in the hand, even if he’s not formally out in front.
Ferguson’s tournament life is on the line with the deck to decide his outcome.
Ivey almost invokes the famous “Never tell me the odds” line but watches the board runout to his satisfaction by the river.