Almost 10 years had elapsed between Phil Ivey's last bracelet and his latest, but the wait is over. On Thursday night, wearing a bucket hat to protect him from the lights have followed him around during his illustrious poker career, poker enigma Phil Ivey won his 11th World Series of Poker bracelet.

Taking down the first Championhip Event of his career, Ivey claimed the title in the $10,000-entry Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Chanmpionship, as Danny Wong and Jason Mercier fell just short of glory.

Across seven other huge WSOP events on Day 17, three more bracelets were won at the felt in Las Vegas. 

Ivey Writes His Own Script in Triple Draw Triumph 

Phil Ivey would not be denied this time. Having come so close in recent years, Ivey finally got over the line to claim an 11th WSOP bracelet that had been neary 10 years in the making. Needing an extra day in this event too, Ivey won his first-ever Championship event in Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, as he outlasted Jason Mercier and Danny Wong in a thriling climax.

You can read all about Ivey's sensational return to the WSOP winners circle after 10 long years here

WSOP Event #29 $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Results

Place Player Country Chips
1st Phil Ivey United States $347,440
2nd Danny Wong United States $225,827
3rd Jason Mercier United States $151,412
4th Benny Glaser United Kingdom $104,825
5th Jonathan Cohen Canada $75,015
6th Philip Sternheimer United Kingdom $55,553

Seward Skills See It Through as Coleman Turns Supporter 

Magnanimous isn't the first adjective some would select to describe a poker player who has just been elminated from a WSOP bracelet event when they held half the chips in play with six players remaining and crashed out in fourth. It was exactly the right word to appropriate to David Coleman's behaviour in Event #31, however, as his tournament feel apart from a leading position but he stuck around to cheer on his conqueror and the eventual winner, Nicholas Seward. 

Starting the final six with what looked to be an impregnable stack of 24.3 million chips, Coleman was often looking to knock players out with the better hand or a coinflip early only for him to double his opponents. Even after he took out the Greke player Nikolaos Angelou in fifth Coleman led but a bad run of luck ended with all of Coleman's remaining chips going to close pal Nicholas Seward. Coleman was all-in with pocket sevens but Seward's king-five got there and he took out the overnight chip leader and favorite to end his wait for a bracelet.

Taking it brilliantly, Coleman stuck around and cheered on Seward from the rail as his friend made the heads-up battle and even grabbed a slim lead. Disaster looked to have struck when Seward got all-in with jack-ten against his opponent in the final duel, Konstantyn Holskyi. The Ukrainian held king-ten and would have won a huge pot to take a massive lead himself if he could hold.

Sadly for him and very happily for Seward - and Coleman - Seward made a straight and ended the winner, thanking Coleman afterwards for showing just what a magical moment can be created when friednhip rules over the agony of defeat. 

Coleman, if his skills and karma combine, will have a bracelet very soon. Today was Seward's day... with Coleman there to enjoy it too. 

WSOP Event #31 $3,000 6-Max NLHE Final Table Results

Place Player Country Chips
1st Nicholas Seward United States $516,135
2nd Konstantyn Holskyi Ukraine $344,092
3rd Akinobu Maeda Japan $238,886
4th David Coleman United States $168,448
5th Nikolaos Angelou Greece $120,672
6th Stephen Buell United States $87,846

Ashby Lands Knockout Blow to Fellow Brit in Seven Card Stud Event 

Two British players ending up playing each other for the bracelet as Richard Ashby won Event #32, the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event. Adam Owen was the unlucky runner-up, as after players such as Chris Tryba (9th) and Hal Rotholz (8th) busted early, other legends like WSOP crusher Brandon Shack-Harris (5th) and the overnight leader Michael Noori (3rd) all missed out on gold, Ashby used all his experience to win his second WSOP bracelet and the $113,725 top prize. 

Three-handed, both the leader going into the final, Noori, and the experienced mixed game professional Owen had chances to seal victory. Both failed to secure the win, however, and Ashby came back to make each them pay, denying either of his opponents their first title in the process of winning his second. 

WSOP Event #32: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Results

Place Player Country Chips
1st Richard Ashby United Kingdom $113,725
2nd Adam Owen United Kingdom $75,805
3rd Michael Noori United States $51,626
4th MengQi Chen China $35,880
5th Brandon Shack-Harris United States $25,458
6th Jaycin Cross United States $18,450
7th Aaron Kupin United States $13,662
8th Hal Rotholz United States $10,343
9th Chris Tryba United States $8,009

Alex Manzano Wins Debut Bracelet After Gill Sunk Late

Chile have a 2024 WSOP bracelet winner after Alex Manzano won the tournament of his life to capture his first-ever WSOP bracelet and $161,846 in the $600-entry PLO Deepstack Event #33. 

In an event populated by 2,402 total entries, Manzano made the final table in good chip health, and ended the event by beating talented opponent Robert Gill to the gold. After players such as Nicolas Vatan and Nicholas Gonzalez were taken out first, Gill came through the field strongly, only for Manzano to make two pair after a magical ace landed on the turn of one baord to double him into the lead.

After that hand, the Chilean Manzano made sure he got the job done and celebrated wildly with his vociferous rail at the conclusion of the event as he -and Chile - won his first event of the summer and in his case, in his poker career.

WSOP Event #33: $600 PLO Deepstack Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Alex Manzano Chile $161,846
2nd Robert Gill United States $107,874
3rd Kelly Kim United States $78,018
4th Damon Sita United States $57,034
5th Oziel Velador United States $42,149
6th Mitchel Hynam United Kingdom $31,492
7th Nicholas Gonzalez United States $23,792
8th Ruslan Nazarenko Ukraine $18,177
9th Nicolas Vatan United States $14,046

Leonard and Lewis Chasing Hard in Freezeout Finale 

Only 13 players could win the WSOP gold in Bracelet Event #34, as the $2,500-entry NLHE event reached its final day. Chip leader is Spanish player Antonio Galiana with 8,990,000 chips, but behind him wait a galaxy of stars threatening to overtake him.

Patrick Leonard (5.09m), Romain Lewis (4.39m) and Juha Helppi (3.61m) all sit inside the top five, with Helppi looking to top the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard with victory.  

With the Game of Gold Season 1 star Johan Guilbert (3.32m), Austria's Dinesh Alt (1.89) and PokerGO favorite and six-time bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus (1.69m) all still in the mix, tomorrow's final really is up for grabs to anyone with a quality player filling every seat. 

WSOP Event #34: $2,500 NLHE Freezeout Day 3 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1st Antonio Galiana Spain 8,990,000
2nd Patrick Leonard United Kingdom 5,090,000
3rd Romain Lewis France 4,390,000
4th Connor Belcher United States 3,690,000
5th Juha Helppi Finland 3,610,000
6th Johan Guilbert France 3,320,000
7th Brett Apter United States 2,690,000
8th David Goodman United States 2,020,000
9th Dinesh Alt Austria 1,890,000
10th Jeremy Ausmus United States 1,690,000

Jolly Having Fun as H.O.R.S.E. Race Nears Photo Finish 

Day 2 of the $1,500-entry H.O.R.S.E. event saw Bryan Jolly (3,045,000) bag the lead in Event #35, as Phil Hui (1.1m) and Daniel Strelitz (880,000) both made the top 10 with 23 players remaining. A top prize of $193,545 awaits the winner, with others such as 'Miami' John Cernuto (820,000) and Brazilian poker crusher Yuri Dzivielevski (690,000) both in there fighting to become the latest 2024 WSOP bracelet winner.

WSOP Event #35 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 8-Max Day 2 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1st Bryan Jolly United States 3,045,000
2nd Xixiang Luo China 1,425,000
3rd Christian Gonzalez United States 1,365,000
4th Tyler Schwecke United States 1,345,000
5th Daniel Mayoh Australia 1,220,000
6th Phillip Hui United States 1,100,000
7th Kevin Cote United States 1,075,000
8th Thanhlong Nguyen United States 955,000
9th David Avina United States 905,000
10th Daniel Strelitz United States 880,000

Two Bracelet Events Begin Day 1 Flights 

Just two other events took place on Day 17 of this year's World Series, but both were big in different ways. Event #36, the $800-entry 8-Max NLHE Deepstack event, ended with just 259 players in seats from an inclredible field of 4,278, with a top prize of $342,551 confirmed by the close of play.

It was Joseph Couden (3.28m) who grabbed the chip lead before the chip bags were handed around, by which point players such as former world champions Koray Aldemir, Greg Raymer and Phil Hellmuth had all departed. Other big names did survive, however, with Martin Zamani (2.1m), Chris Brewer (1,505,000), Joe Cada (335,000) and Ryan Riess (280,000) all making it to Day 2. 

In the $10,000 buy-in Big O Championship (Event #37), 300 entries were reduced to 120 players, with Wing Po Liu (583,000), leading from Dylan Weisman (447,000), with other such as David Williams (358,000), Joao Vieira (303,000), Matt Glantz (277,500), Mike Matusow (197,000), and the five-time bracelet winner Nick Schulman (103,500) all making the cut. Others weren't so fortunate, with Todd Brunson, Shaun Deeb, Josh Arieh and the now11-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey all crashing out. 

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