Phil Ivey $2.3 Million In Profit For 2010 At Full TiltAugust 4, 2010 6:57 am
Full Tilt’s biggest cash game action has shifted over to the cap pot-limit Omaha arena in recent weeks.
The fact the $500/$1,000 PLO game is capped at $40,000 has not been to the taste of all the pros, with Phil Galfond being one of its most vociferous critics. In his blog last week, he wrote:
“I really dislike cap PLO. I think it’s a boring game with few complexities, and those complexities are more about math and running hand scenarios through calculators off the table than they are about psychology, leveling, and adjusting to opponents and game flow. If cap PLO are the only games running, I’ll play, but I hope people start playing something else.”
Nonetheless, yesterday Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond was in action at his detested PLO capped game, this time against none other than Phil Ivey.
It wasn’t long before Galfond sent a tweet out ruing his decision to take on the challenge, in which he simply wrote; “Making the same mistake I’ve made time and time again… Playing Ivey.”
However, things did not end too badly for Galfond, who still managed to walk away $60,536 in profit after 185 hands played at the $500/$1000 level.
Instead, it was Luukie21 that took the full brunt of Ivey’s skill and aggression in a session that lasted 3.5 hours.
Having played 615 hands during that time, the duo hit the $80k CAP an incredible 66 times, with Ivey winning 37 of those pots.; the end result being Ivey walks away $674,343 better off at the expense of Luukie21.
Phil Ivey is currently showing a profit of $2,303,616 after 853 sessions played at Full Tilt for the year.
Luukie21, on the other hand, might now be wishing he had read Galfond’s blog before starting his session against Ivey.