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Month: May 2010

Ivey Leads Online Poker

High stakes poker pro Phil Ivey seems to have glided effortlessly into second place of top money winners at Full Tilt Poker for 2010, after accumulating $579,000 in winnings on the site last week.

Although Ivey has put in less hours than many of his fellow pros at Full Tilt Poker’s virtual felts of late, he has been devastatingly efficient with his time when he has made an appearance.

This was clearly demonstrated by last weeks effort, when he won $579,000 over a mere 1,474 hands played to take him just behind Tom Dwan on Full Tilt’s profit leaderboard for 2010.

Phil Ivey has consistently stamped his authority on high-stakes cash games over the years and his impressive $2 million profits so far demonstrates his continuing domination of the online game which has seen him clock up seven digit wins each year on the site. According to HighStakesDB statistics, Phil Ivey earned $1.99 million on FullTilt in 2007, $7.34 million in 2008, and $6.33 million in 2009.

Now with the WSOP 2010 scheduled to get underway in just over a week’s time, 7 times bracelet winner Phil Ivey will surely be devoting more of his time to picking up more titles at the prestigious event. Ivey will not only be looking to further solidify his position at the top of the world all-time tournament poker money list, where he currently lies with $12,829,989 in winnings, but there is also the little matter of a prop bet.

Ivey the Favourite

The biggest betting event at the WSOP is of course the Main Event and unsurprisingly it’s Phil Ivey who heads the market. The seven time bracelet has been installed the 80/1 favourite with Bet24 to take the biggest prize in poker this year. Allen Cunningham and surprisingly Gus Hansen are rated at 100/1 with Phil Hellmuth, Peter Eastgate, Dario Minieri, Daniel Negreanu and Patrik Antonius and Barry Greenstein at 125/1. Scotty Nguyen is on offer at 150/1 alongside Chris Ferguson, Huck Seed, Erik Seidel and Tom Dwan.

Surinder Sunar and Julian Gardner lead the British challenge at 175/1 with Dave Colclough, Julian Thew, Ram Vaswani and Dave Ulliott at 200/1. Triple Crown winner Roland de Wolfe is at 225/1 alongside Hit squadee Praz Bansi and Neil Channing with Victoria Coren at 275/1.

Ivey getting Poker Votes

In a conference call held on Tuesday, Harrah’s officials revealed that Phil Ivey is the top vote-getter for the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Tournament of Champions. Poker’s version of an all-star game will take place on June 27th at the Rio in Las Vegas, with the final table panning out on July 4th.

A total of 300,000 votes have been cast to date and the opportunity for the general public to submit ballots will be open until June 15th. WSOP Vice President Ty Stewart told the assembled media, “Phil Ivey is the top overall vote-getter for the Tournament of Champions. Certainly, he’s one of the most beloved players in the game. His performance last year and the new final table format underscore our potential in the industry.” Ivey appeared on the covers of “ESPN: The Magazine” and “Cigar Aficionado,” among others, leading up to his epic Main Event run.

Ivey owns seven WSOP bracelets, tied with Billy Baxter for the sixth most all-time. He has 36 in the money finishes in WSOP events and has piled up $5.2 million in earnings in the process. Last year could have been dubbed “The Year of Ivey,” as the Full Tilt Poker pro won a $2,500 Deuce to Seven Draw Lowball event for $96,000 and an Omaha/Seven-Card Stud High-Low Eight or Better event for $220,000. He ultimately missed out on a bracelet three-peat by finishing seventh in the Main Event for $1.4 million.

Ivey Puts Vegas House on Market

2010 has been an interesting year for Phil Ivey so far. Following the break up of his marriage, the high stakes pro’ has notched up the usual impressive tournament results, including a 2nd place at the Aussie Million in January worth $553,776.

Ivey has also taken on a bizarre vegetarian prop bet worth $1 million alongside continuing to be one of the most feared plays on the high stakes tables at Full Tilt Poker.

Now it seems Ivey has his sights set on a new home after putting up his Las Vegas mansion for sale. The asking price? A cool $1.995 million according to the Los Angeles Times.

If you’re interested in buying the home of one of poker’s true stars, then this is what almost $2 million will get you:

The home, built in 2001, is a contemporary design home, meaning it has a premium placed on comfort and space with clean lines and few intricate details. The living area of the home measures out at 6,727 square feet and includes three bedrooms and six bathrooms. The main feature of the home is its two-story great room, which features a bank of windows with panoramic views of the local golf course and surrounding mountains, and a massive fireplace.

Ivey Loses Online

Phil Ivey put in a weekend session on Full Tilt.

Ivey, who’s online play has been somewhat sparse so far this year, started his weekend with a $212k loss playing $500/$1,000 Cap-PLO on Friday night. Much like Dwan, Ivey played very few hands on Saturday, adding an additional $22k to his losses.

But after making over $114, from the $500/$1,000 Cap-PLO game with Dwan and Hansen, Ivey finished his weekend at the Six-Max game, where he made $28k from just 25 hands.

In total he logged out down $91,056.

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