Ivey wins over $600,000 at Full Tilt Poker

Ivey wins over $600,000 at Full Tilt Poker

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

It seems a little unbelievable that, when Phil Ivey had secured the chip lead from Bill Chen in the $3,000 HORSE on his way to winning his eighth bracelet, he asked how much first prize was. It was over three hundred thousand dollars, but Ivey yesterday proved why he needs the motivation of a prop bet to compete in tournaments.

Yesterday at Full Tilt Poker Ivey won over $600,000 from Luukie21 at $500/$1,000 PLO – not only that, but it was PLO with a $40,000 CAP which makes the result yet more remarkable. If you can win that much in a single 700-hand session then why play four days of tournament for less than half that prize?

Tom “durrrr” Dwan was also a force in the nosebleed games, playing over two thousand hands and earning himself a tidy payday of over $160,000. URnotINdanger2 put in the most volume with almost 5,000 hands under his belt but essentially broke even with a positive result of just under $10,000.

Luukie21 was the biggest loser, but that tends to happen when you take on Ivey. Joining him at the arse end of the leaderboard were Urindanger (-$202,000) and Gus Hansen (-$74,000).

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