Phil Ivey Wins $4 Million At Aussie Millions

Phil Ivey Wins $4 Million At Aussie Millions Phil Ivey has just picked up the biggest score of his entire career after taking down the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge for a staggering AU $4 million. The 9-times WSOP bracelet winner now boasts around $21.5 million in tournament earnings, and following his incredible win in Melbourne, tweeted:
“I just won 4 million smackers! Where’s the bar?!”
The $250,000 buy-in event attracted 46 of the most talented players in the game to create a massive prize pool in excess of $11 million. With all players receiving a starting stack worth a mere 12.5 big blinds and just six players being paid, amongst those notable pros walking away empty handed was Justin Bonomo, Sorel Mizzi, Patrik Antonius, Philipp Gruissem and Antonio Esfandiari.
As the high-roller entered its second day of action with 18 players remaining, Phil Ivey was seventh in chips and by the time the eight-handed final table got underway Ivey had the second lowest stack. Max Altergott and Erik Seidel subsequently bubbled the event ensuring all remaining finalists would receive at least a half a million for their efforts.
Isaac Haxton (K-J) then proceeded to bust Tom Dwan (8-8) in 6th ($500,000), before Ivey picked up K-Q to dispatch Fabian Quoss (8-8) to the rail in 5th for $800,000. Ivey (A-K) followed up by eliminating Daniel Negreanu (A-2) in 4th ($1,250,000), and after Haxton (A-K) did likewise to Mike McDonald (10-8) in 3rd ($1,900,000), the heads-up phase of the tournament got underway.
The final battle then lasted 90 minutes before the defining hand was played with Haxton all-in preflop holding 8-7 to Ivey’s A-6. The dealer subsequently rolled out an A-K-9-7-3 board to eliminate Isaac Haxton in a runner-up position worth $2,820,000. Phil Ivey, on the other hand, was crowned the victor and now moves into second place on poker’s all-time money list.
LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge Payouts:
1 Phil Ivey               $4,000,000
2 Isaac Haxton        $2,820,000
3 Mike McDonald     $1,900,000
4 Daniel Negreanu   $1,250,000
5 Fabian Quoss         $800,000
6 Tom Dwan             $500,000

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