Ivey And Liv Boeree Having Worst Year Of Their CareersOctober 8, 2013 2:55 pm
UK pro Liv Boeree may be one of the UK’s top pros, if not the country’s hottest poker player, with an impressive $2,281,099 in tournament winnings to her name. However, since winning the 2010 EPT €5,000 San Remo for $1,698,300, Boeree’s live results have been less than spectacular and so far in 2013 she has earned just $51,189, her lowest annual amount to date. This is reflected in her latest tweet after busting out of the EPT London, which read:
“Well that was shit.Had to make a big fold with Jacks to lose a chunk.Then doubled a shorty AQs into AK.Then lost A9 to A3 all in pre to bust.”
At least lovely Liv can console herself with the fact she’s only slightly behind Phil Ivey who, despite winning a 9th WSOP bracelet earler this year, has been stuck on $131,746 since June. That figure, too, represents Ivey’s lowest annual amount ever, barring 2011 when he opted to withdraw from tournament play over the Full Tilt Poker debacle.
In addition, Phil “Polarizing” Ivey is currently down -$2,433,773 at Full Tilt’s cash tables this year. In any case, Phil’s enthusiasm for the game seems not to be diminished in any way and not only is he tirelessly promoting his new poker site with such enthralling tweets as; ” I am playing now on the Ivey Poker mobile app with Patrik Antonius and Cole South, download the app and join us,” but he seems to be but one of a few people actually excited by the new poker movie “Runner, Runner” which appeared in cinemas recently.
“Looking forward to seeing #RunnerRunner tomorrow, produced by @LeoDiCaprio starring @jtimberlake & @BenAffleck.”
Nevertheless, since Ivey’s tweet there has been no follow-up comment so either he wasn’t excited enough to take a trip to the theater or he’s decided to keep schtum rather than dampen anyone else’s expectations. Either way, it doesn’t bode well for the industry’s first online poker themed feature film.
Finally, the good news for both Phil Ivey and Liv Boeree, though, is that despite having the worst year on their careers so far, there’s still plenty of time left in 2013 to change their fortunes.