Phil Ivey Wins Aussie Millions $250k (again!)

Phil Ivey Wins Aussie Millions $250k (again!)

Monday, 2 February 2015

Phil Ivey has once again shown why he is one of poker's ultimate bosses after winning the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge for the third time in four years!

Ivey topped a stellar field of 25-runner fields to pocket a first prize of AU$2,205,000 (around US$1,720,000) in Melbourne overnight.

The latest triumph follows wins in the same event in 2012 for AU$2m and in 2014 for AU$4. In just this one tournament, albeit one with an extremely high buy-in, Ivey has won a mind-boggling US$6.4m.

This year's tournament attracted a typically high class field that included Sam Trickett, Philipp Gruissem, Ole Schemion, Isaac Haxton and British businessman Paul Newey. They would all depart with a big dent in their bankroll.

After seeing off the challenges of Erik Seidel, Scott Seiver and Doug Polk, Ivey sealed victory by defeating Mike McDonald heads-up.

Timex summed up the feelings of much of the poker world in a single, concise tweet!

Down Under, he definitely is.

Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge Payouts

1. Phil Ivey $2,205,000
2. Mike McDonald $1,592,500
3. Douglas Polk $1,401,500
4. Scott Seiver $735,000
5. Erik Seidel $551,000

Image courtesy of Kenneth Lim/PokerStars APPT.

Tags: Phil Ivey, Aussie Millions