Phil Ivey’s Third Place Finish at the WPT Bellagio 2010

Phil Ivey played the 2010 Bellagio Cup Tournament as if he didn’t want to final table. He showed up only on the third day, when his chip-stack was down to 20 blinds. 20 blinds or less is a critical inflection point in No-Limit Holdem, often forcing players into the so-called “push/fold” mode. Navigating such inflection points takes a lot of experience and timing. Phil Ivey’s progression to the final table was nothing short of spectacular.

Phil Ivey At his best in 2018

  • Phil Ivey’s Impressive Tally of Bracelets & WPT Final Tables

Although Ivey lost three handed against Justin Smith, a feared online poker player known as “Booted J” and Moritz Kranich , a German holdem amateur, this WPT Final Table was still very significant for him. On top of receiving over 350 thousand dollars, he had just set a record number of WPT Final Tables: no less than 9 of them !!

  • Phil Ivey’s Bracelet Wins List

[source: Wikipedia ]

World Series of Poker bracelets
Year | Tournament |Prize (US$)

2000 $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha $195,000
2002 $2,500 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo $118,440
2002 $2,000 S.H.O.E. $107,540
2002 $1,500 7 Card Stud $132,000
2005 $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha $635,603
2009 $2,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball $96,367
2009 $2,500 Omaha Hi/Lo / 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo $220,538
2010 $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. $329,840

  • Phil Ivey On Top of the All Time Money List

Earlier this year, Phil Ivey dethroned Daniel Negreanu for the highest amount of money won in career tournaments (live). This was following his second place finish at the 2010 Aussie Millions Event, where Ivey won 600 thousand dollars. He now holds the number 1 spot for career tournament earnings with close to 13,000,000 dollars. Source:

  • Even Online, Phil Ivey is Unmatched

Phil Ivey is by far the best online poker cash player with winnings in excess of 16,000,000 dollars. What’s even more interesting is that Ivey has won more money online than he has live tournaments. This again goes to show that cash games are more profitable than tournaments. Even against competition including but not limited to Tom Dwan “Durrr”, Ilari Ziigmund Sahamies, and Brian Townsned, Ivey has managed to win the following on Full Tilt Poker:

$1.99 million on Full Tilt in 2007
$7.34 million on Full Tilt in 2008
$6.33 million on Full Tilt in 2009

Moritz kranich Interview Following the Win