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Negreanu Takes Ivey’s Spot As All Time Tournament Poker Winner

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Phil Ivey has sat at the top of the all time biggest tournament poker earners for a while now, but thanks to a million dollar runner-up finish in a recent $100k American Poker Tour No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller event in the Caribbean, Daniel Negreanu has stolen Ivey’s crown.

Negreanu has made only two larger cash wins in his poker career than this $1 million dollar cash out. He took home over $1.7 million in the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic II and $1.1 million in the Borgata Poker Open WPT. He’s come a long way, with a total of over $14.1 million in poker winnings during the course of his career. Pretty impressive, especially considering that the 36-year old Canadian has only been on the poker tournament scene since 1997. Many of his older counterparts have been around for much longer and haven’t made as much money as he has.

Although Negreanu has surpassed Ivey in tournament winnings, Ivey still beats Negreanu when you look at how much money he has made across all aspects of poker play and not just tournaments. That being said, Negreanu’s feat is still quite an accomplishment.

In addition to now being the all time biggest poker tournament winner, Negreanu also has earned three Player of the Year accolades from the World Series Of Poker, Card Player Magazine and the WPT and is a household name amongst poker fans around the globe.

Choosing Your Limits for Tournament Poker

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

When you are new to playing in poker tournaments it is important to choose your stakes carefully. When choosing your limits you want to make a decent profit, while also avoiding playing for such high limits that you can’t measure up to the other players. The following tips can help you choose the right tournament poker limits for you.

The first thing you need to take into consideration is your bankroll. You should only play in tournaments that you could afford to pay the buy-in at least 50 times. If you only have $500 set aside in your poker bankroll then you wouldn’t want to enter a tournament with a $250 buy-in. Play in two tournaments with those limits and your bankroll will be gone.

You also need to consider how often you expect to win. You will want to win an average of at least 40% of the tournaments you enter online, especially if you are playing sit and go tournaments. You can start out with low-limit tournaments and as you begin winning more often you can increase the limits. You’ll also want to keep track of your profits. How much do you win in each tournament compared to the amount you are spending on buy-ins? If you are not making a profit then try lowering the limits at which you are playing.

In order to increase your profit margin you can practice with free poker games. This is a great way to improve your skills and prepare yourself for tournament play.

Phil Ivey Takes Lead as All Time Winnings Leader for Tournament Poker

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Phil Ivey is known as one of the best all around poker players in today’s poker world and he has now proven himself as poker’s all time tournament winnings leader as well. Last month he finished in second place in the Aussie Millions $100,000 Australian Dollar buy-in, winning $600,000 Australian Dollars and surpassing Daniel Negreanu as the top all time money winner in tournament poker!

Over the years, Ivey has won over $12.6 million in poker tournaments, including one World Poker Tour title and seven WSOP bracelets. Some of his biggest wins over the years include the following:

– $635,600 for Pot Limit Omaha in 2005

– $1 million in the Monte Carlo Millions of 2005

– $132,000 for 7 Card Stud in 2002

– $107,540 for S.H.O.E. in 2002

– 8 WPT final tables and more

Ivey is also a charitable philanthropist and has given a great deal of his winnings to worthy causes. He has also created a charity of his own, the Bud Ivey Foundation. He is also involved in numerous projects for child literacy as well as programs helping the homeless.

Anyone who has followed any part of Phil Ivey’s career knows that he is one of the most popular players on the tournament circuit. You can find him in virtually every major tournament scheduled. It is his sheer determination and experience that has made him the winning player he is today. As they say, you can’t win if you don’t play the game!