Yesterday, Joe Cassidy, Phil Ivey and Scotty "the Prince" Nguyen played three-handed in Event #24: Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-better. Ivey had the chance to win his 9th bracelet and was in second place for quite some time. However, things didn't turn out the way Ivey had planned and soon he was running low on chips, then eliminated by Cassidy in 3rd place for $136,046.
The two finalists, Cassidy and Nguyen, then agreed to continue the heads-up the following day because it was past 3 am in the morning and they had been playing for many long hours.
Today at 2 PM local time the match was on again, Joe Cassidy had a bit more than a 3-1 lead against Scotty Nguyen, but many still thought the pressure would get to Cassidy and that Nguyen would take home his 6th bracelet. But Cassidy remained calm and didn't seem to care who he was playing against as he managed to defeat the legend after a very thrilling battle that lasted about 3 hours.
It was a well-deserved win by Cassidy who now has his first gold bracelet + $294,777 on his bank account. Scotty received $182,213 for his second place finish.