Phil Ivey Down $1.3m At Full Tilt Since RelaunchMarch 3, 2013 1:45 pm
Since Full Tilt Poker relaunched, one of the game’s biggest stars Phil Ivey has been putting in the volume at the site but has so far failed to achieve the dizzying heights usually associated with the world’s best all-round player.
In 2012, Phil ‘Polarizing’ Ivey managed to lose $252,340 during the last two months of the year and thus far in 2013 has lost a further $1,069,156 to go $1.3 million down in total since Full Tilt went back online.
Prior to April, 2011, Phil Ivey played under his own name at Full Tilt Poker and earned a massive $19,242,744 over a 6 year period. After the poker room ran into trouble, Ivey then started playing on PokerStars under the screen name RaiseOnce and lost -$35,062 over two years, including dropping -$203,075 in 2011, before booking a $168,013 profit in 2012.
Another top name faring equally as poorly of late is Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who got out of the gates quickly at the beginning of Full TIlt’s relaunch and in 2012 booked a $413,544 profit, before his winnings skyrocketed to over $5 million in 2013. Since then, Blom has hit a downswing and is currently up just $906,029 this year. Furthermore, $1.5 million of those losses came in February and commenting about his experiences at the recently relaunched site, said:
“I was really happy that Tilt came back, and I always want to be able to play there. I just hope my downswing goes away soon, so I can keep playing..I am always working on this [my downswings]. I’ve gotten better, but still can be better than I am now.”
On the other side of the coin, Tom “durrrr” Dwan may have lost -$987,189 in 2012, but has since won more than $2 million over the past four weeks to show a profit of $2,029,853 so far for 2013.