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Phil Ivey's Online Poker Slide Continues

Poker Pro Has Had Rough Week After Losing Court Battle


This week has been bad for Phil Ivey. He lost a court case against a London casino in which Ivey was seeking more than $12 million in winnings that the property refused to pay him. Over on the Internet, Ivey dropped $140,000 this week, according to HighstakesDB.

Ivey was playing the likes of Viktor Blom, Alex Kostritsyn and Ben Tollerene.

Both Blom, hailing from Sweden, and Kostritsyn, who is from Russia, used their sessions against the struggling Ivey to have nice six-figure wins on the week.

Over the past month online, Ivey has lost nearly $600,000. It took him just 2,900 hands.

So far this year, the poker pro is down more than $2.4 million. The 10-time bracelet winner is still facing a lawsuit from Atlantic City’s Borgata casino over $9.6 million he won there in 2012.

The big loser over the past seven days online was SanIker, who dropped $588,702.

Over at PokerStars, joiso was the biggest winner online with $273,445 in profits.

The most intense session over the past week was between Blom and punting-peddler, who were playing a $300-$600 no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha mix.

Four of their pots exceeded the six-figure threshold.

The largest confrontation of the battles on Oct. 8 began with punting-peddler raising on the button to $1,800. Blom three-bet to $5,400, and punting-peddler called.

The flop fell AClub Suit QSpade Suit JHeart Suit, and Blom bet $7,200. Punting-peddler made the call and the turn brought the 4Club Suit. Blom bet around $18,000, and the bet was called.

The 8Club Suit landed on the river.

Blom decided to check this time, and punting-peddler bet $54,000. Blom called and mucked his cards after seeing the KHeart Suit QClub Suit 7Club Suit 4Diamond Suit of his opponent. Punting-peddler went runner-runner for the flush to win the $170,400 pot.

The second largest pot of their duel went to punting-peddler as well, as he held aces when Blom held A-K. The pair ran it twice and the aces held up both times.

Blom is down $1.4 million this year.