Phil Ivey Loses Big In 2015

Phil Ivey Loses Big In 2015

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

At the start of 2015 you'd have got long odds on Phil Ivey being the year's biggest loser at the online poker tables.

But, the number crunchers at have totted up the totals for 2015 and revealed that Ivey's losses stand at around $3.7 million.

Playing at Full Tilt under the moniker ‘Polarizing’, Ivey lost $1.25 million while things were even worse at PokerStars where the ten-time World Series Of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner dropped $2.481 million.

However, it wasn't all bad for the 40-year-old as he pocketed $1.7 million for winning the main event of the Aussie Millions tournament series in January while there were additionally rumours of a spectacular return from visits to the high-stakes cash tables in Macau.

In contrast, the year's biggest online winner was none other than Viktor Blom as the Swede finished 2015 showing a seven-figure haul. Despite being in the red to the tune of $1.36 million at Full Tilt, 'Isildur1' more than made up for it at PokerStars where he ended the year $3.5 million in the black.

Other notables that ended 2015 well in front included Ben Sulsky ($1.1 million), Jens Kyllonen ($870,000) and Ike Haxton ($340,000) while those hoping for better in the New Year include Phil Galfond (-$470,000) and Nottingham's Sam Trickett (-$260,000).

Tags: Phil Ivey, World Series Of Poker, Viktor Blom, Full Tilt, WSOP, PokerStars, Ben Sulsky, Jens Kyllonen, Ike Haxton, Phil Galfond, Sam Trickett