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!