Phil Ivey stands to win $30 Million from 2009 WSOP Main Event Win

July 31, 2009

Since Phil Ivey made it to the final table of the 2009 WSOP Main Event the rumours about his side bet action have started to spread. Several sources have been saying that Phil have been placing large sums of money on himself as the WSOP Main Event winner 2009.

It has been confirmed that Andy Bloch and Phil Gordon stand to lose millions of dollars if Ivey should manage to win the tournament once it resumes in August. The first prize for winning the WSOP Main event this year is $8.5 million but that is mere peanuts compared to what he stands to win in the several prop bets that he has going on at the side.

Ivey have already won two bracelets this year and according to recent rumours he have $12 million from these events just from the side bets with other poker pro’s and degenerate gamblers.

Should Phil Ivey manage to take down the first prize in Novermber he will also get $8.5 win bonus from Full Tilt Poker for his sponsor deal with the online poker room. If all of these rumours turn out to be true it looks as if Phil stands to win a bit over $30 million for taking the Main Event bracelet.

It’s not very strange that a player like Phil Ivey has a lot of trust in his own abilities at the poker tables as he has managed to finish in the top 40 players 4 out of his last 8 tries. His best finish in the WSOP Main Event came in 2003 when he finished in 10th place, just missing the final table.

The success have been plenty in the other WSOP events as well and Ivey now has a total of 7 bracelets in his collection. On top of this he is also one of the most successful players on the World Poker Tour, with one titel win and and seven final tables. He was also very close to taking down a victory on the European Poker Tour when he finished second in EPT Barcelona. The year before that he managed to win the Monte Carlo Millions, which at the time had a first prize of $1.000.000.

Ivey’s total tournament winnings are now up to $10.8 million and that is before adding the $1.26 million that he is guaranteed to win in the 2009 World Series of Poker┬áMain Event.

The thing that makes Phil Ivey unique is that he is also one of the biggest winner at the cash game tables both online and in the land based casinos. Since the beginning of 2007 he is a $10 million winner at Full Tilt Poker, where he can be found playing at the high stakes tables “Ivey Deathmatch” and “Ivey Thunderdome“. Ivey is also a frequent visitor at the high stakes tables at the Bellagio in Las Vegas where they are playing “The Big Game“.

Phil Ivey managed to make quite a name for himself in the poker world when he beat billionaire Andy Beal during a three day session which meant a nice payday for the members of “The Corporation“. The Corporation at the time consisted of Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese, Todd Brunson, Ted Forrest, Jennifer Harman, Howard Lederer, Gus Hansen, Barry Greenstein and Chau Giang amongst other players.

When taking all of these things into consideration most of us probably believe that Phil Ivey will manage to win the 2009 WSOP Main Event even though he is way behind the chipleader Darvin Moon.


One Response to “Phil Ivey stands to win $30 Million from 2009 WSOP Main Event Win”

  1. Mark on September 10th, 2009 4:01 pm

    It’s pretty sick the amounts of money that is at stake here. But what is mind boggling is the fact that anyone would bet against Phil Ivey to win the main event in order to win something like $10K or less while they have to risk $1 million themselves.

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