Ivey moves into first position on all-time money list
Phil Ivey, the best poker player on the globe, has claimed the top spot on the poker all-time money list, which is determined by tournament winnings in live events. Ivey earned $600.000 after being the runner-up at this year’s Aussie Millions USD $100K Challenge tourney, upgrading its career tourney winnings to $12.802.783. This puts him above prior leader Daniel Negreanu, by about $400.000.s
Respected poker player
Ivey is one of the most respected all-time poker players, and has gained fame as a tremendous professional in the poker scene. In 2000, he took home the Pot-Limit Omaha prize money of $2.500, and since then he has prevailed the World Series of Poker. Two years later, he won three bracelets prior to reaching the World Series of Poker Main Event final table, where he gained more than $1.4 million.
World Series of Poker bracelets
Up to now, he has won seven World Series of Poker bracelets and reached the sixth place on the all-time bracelets list. Ivey is the youngest poker player in the history to win seven bracelets, and besides Johnny Moss, no poker player gained the number of bracelets so swiftly. Furthermore, Ivey has played seven WPT Final Tables and won one WPT title. He became player of the year at the UK Gaming Awards in January 2006, while he was also proclaimed player of the year by All In Magazine and Bluff Magazine. His rightful position as the world’s best gaining poker player isn’t surprising.
Full Tilt Poker Team
Ivey stars the Full Tilt Poker Team, which is a selection of the best poker players in the world, including: Patrik Antonius, John Juanda, Tom 'durrrr' Dwan, Allen Cunningham, Howard Lederer, Phil Gordon, Gus Hansen, Chris Ferguson, Mike Matusow, Jennifer Harman, Andy Bloch, Erick Lindgren and Erik Seidel.
Besides his poker activities he also provides support to his preferred charities. In October last year, Ivey showcased the Congressional Awards Charity Poker Tournament on Capitol Hill, together with chiefs of staff from the Senate and House, members of the Senate, and other members of the House of Representatives.