Phil Ivey picks up latest win at the 2021 Super High Roller Bowl in Europe
By Bob Garcia
The long-standing poker pro is back in action with his latest conquest of the tables
The $25,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl Europe short deck event was by no means an easy task for Phil Ivey. However, after making his way to the final table, the poker pro managed to secure his first live poker tournament title this year. The ten-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner’s domination of the final table was second to none, which saw him secure the final four knockouts to take home a modest $408,000 price.
Once this victory was achieved, the Poker Hall of Fame inductee’s career tournament earnings increased to more than $31 million, which puts the 44-year-old in 12th place on poker’s all-time winnings list. Ivey is a prime example of how huge amounts of money can be made when you put your heart, soul, and life into poker.
It had been a while since Ivey had a major career win, and whether it was due to the pandemic or not, it seems the player wanted to come back strong at the poker table. Ivey’s last recorded cash win was in an open event that took place in March 2020. By that time, he was able to win a total of four payouts, which totaled nearly $1.7 million in a matter of a week when he was participating in the MILLIONS Super High Roller Sochi.
With the recent win, in addition to taking home the title and a large amount of money, Ivey also received a large number of ranking points for his victory in this event. The pro was awarded 245 PokerGo Tour points, while for the Card Player of the Year race, he received 420. Ivey is not currently ranked high because this is his first qualification for any of the points races, but it should be enough to put him within reach of the top 50 on the PokerGo Tour leaderboard.