Top 5 Phil Ivey Hands3 months ago
Phil Ivey is certainly a name that comes to mind when referring to the best poker players in the world. With over $19 million profit in online cash games, Ivey ranks as the biggest online poker winner of all time, certainly an opponent you wouldn’t want at your table! He is definitely more notably known as a live player however, and is also the arena where he built the backbone to his career, and ultimately his poker legacy. Let’s delve into some of Ivey’s biggest hands from over the years.
1. Ivey v Paul Jackson - Poker Monte Carlo Millions 2005
This ballsy play by Phil helped him to win the tournament, and also to earn him his first seven figure score. Ivey took home $1,000,000 for winning this event and Paul Jackson scooped the runner up prize of $600,000. This was Jackson’s first $25k and what a way to finish!
In this upcoming hand, we see Ivey on the receiving end of the action and really faced with a tough decision. The buyin for this event was $250k.
2. Ivey v Doug Polk - Aussie Millions 2015
Emotions surely run high when you’re playing against the best in the world. And here we certainly have some top tier players. Unfortunately for Doug Polk, Ivey knows a bluff when he sees one. Polk took third in this event and walked home with $807,000. Ivey battled Mike McDonald for the Aussie title and eventually earned himself the victory worth $1.7 million.
3. Ivey v Tom Dwan - High Stakes Poker
One from the good old days, this cooler marked the biggest ever pot ever recorded at the time. This vicious turn cost Ivey $600,000, but sometimes you just have to lose your money in some spots - and this is definitely one of them!
4 & 5. Ivey v Patrik Antonius - High Stakes Poker
Two of the biggest faces in the game, but these two have a lot of experience playing together. Combined with the good old Full Tilt Poker days, Patrik Antonius and Ivey have been involved in a lot of the biggest poker pots that have happened over the past 20 years, battling for millions of dollars. Antonius is ranked as Finland’s top player with over $12 million in tournament earnings. He follows after Ivey in 2nd place for Poker’s biggest online cash winners and many consider him to be one of the best. Antonius is also a former tennis player and coach, as well as a model.
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