Phil Ivey had been quietly folding and waiting for a spot during the first several hands at his table. About 35 minutes into the day, he finally got involved.
Action folded to Rebhi Attiyah on the button and he limped in for 500. In the small blind, Pedro Piazuelo made the call and then Ivey raised to 2,500 out of the big blind with a little under 8,000 behind. Attiyah folded, but Piazuelo moved all in. Ivey snapped his head to the right when he heard Piazuelo make the all-in move and then looked back forward. With a fling of his cards, his hand went into the muck and Ivey fell shorter.
On the next hand, action folded back to Attiyah in the cutoff seat and he limped in for the second hand in a row. From the small blind, Phil Ivey raised all in for 7,675. Nick DiVella was in the big blind and took a minute to himself. He then made the call. Attiyah tanked long and hard before eventually folding his hand and letting DiVella battle with the at-risk Ivey.
Ivey showed the for the smallest pair available. DiVella had the .
On the flop, the fell and Ivey fell behind to DiVella's two pair. The turn was the and Ivey needed to find one of the two remaining deuces on the river to stay alive.
The river completed the board with the and Ivey couldn't find what he needed. He was up and out of his chair in an instant, darting through to the back hallways and out of the Rio.
And with that, Ivey's 2012 World Series of Poker has come to an end.