The rumors are true, Phil Ivey is the best on the planet. Well, that may be an overstatement considering Ryan Riess is still playing poker, but as of tonight there’s probably no happier tournament player on Earth.
Ivey, on a single bullet, took out all of his high-rolling friends in the Aussie Millions $250k Challenge for a massive $3,578,511.82 USD payday, the largest of his illustrious career.
While this is a feat to be celebrated for the leader of Team Ivey: he only needed to best 45 other total entries in order to get the job done. It’s one of the largest sit-n-go’s of all time and his cash in the 5 table tournament is good enough to put him back up to 3rd on the All-Time Money List (sorry, The Richest).
Let’s do the math! All according to Hendon Mob stats, with the victory Ivey adds $3,577,945 to his current 7th place standing on the All Time Money list total of $17,669,367 putting him at a massive $21,247,312 total lifetime. While his good buddy Daniel Negreanu, who also scored big in the $250k, previously sat in 3rd place with $20,131,363. His 4th place finish in this event nabbed him an additional $1,118,101 pushing Kid Poker to $21,249,464 in career cash.
Carry the one, add the 4…grab a calculator:
Daniel sits in 2nd place All-Time with bragging rights and $2152 more in lifetime recorded tournament earnings over Ivey.
Unless we did something wrong in which case, we’re wrong.
Looking for full details on what went down at the final table and who won what? Check out the full write over on the adult table on pokerfuse.