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Phil Ivey Wins More Than $760,000 This Week

Poker Pro Still Down More Than $1 Million For The Year


Over the past seven days, professional high-stakes gambler Phil Ivey put together his second largest winning streak of the year online. Ivey won more than $760,000 since last Friday, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB.

Despite the upswing, Ivey is still down more than $1 million for 2013. The losses have been unusual for Ivey, who is online poker’s most profitable player ever. He was up more than $19 million on the Full Tilt software prior to 2012.

One of the largest losers during the week-long stretch was Viktor Blom, who dropped more than $600,000. The Swede had been on an upswing prior to the dismal week. His year has been a roller coaster since starting off the year by winning $5 million in three weeks.

High-stakes online poker is highly volatile for the game’s best players. Huge upswings can evaporate in an instant, and downswings can be abruptly ended by unbelievable winning streaks. Here’s a look at who is up and down through the first three months of 2013.


Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn: $3.5 million
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom: $3.4 million
Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene: $1.9 million
Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond: $1.8 million
Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius: $1.6 million


Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky: -$1.9 million
Gus Hansen: -$1.6 million
patpatpanda: -$1.3 million
Scott “mastrblastr” Seiver: -$1.2 million
punting-peddler: -$1.1 million

Figures courtesy of HighstakesDB.



7 years ago

Kind of makes you just a little bit more suspicious of just how he was able to win on Full Tilt, doesn't it? Hmmmmm......... Sign me up for some of the lessons from him and his "Pro" on IveyPoker.......LOL.


7 years ago

^^I was thinking the same thing.^^ Not winning as much when he's out from behind the FTP Curtain, huh Wiz?