Antonio Esfandiari Still Owns Top SpotPublished on 2014-02-14 23:24:00
Things are getting interesting at the top of poker's all-time tournament money list.
Earlier this week, Phil Ivey took down the $250,000 Challenge at the 2014 Aussie Millions for $4,000,000 AUD ($3,582,753). This was the second time that Ivey took down this event - he also won it in 2011.
Daniel Negreanu also did well at the Aussie Millions, finishing in fourth place in the $250,000 Challenge for $1.25 million and in 6th place in the $100,000 Challenge for $550,000 AUD. Sure, Negreanu fired multiple bullets in both events (he fired five in the $100,000 Challenge), but that has no bearing on his all-time cash total.
Thanks to their performances at the 2014 Aussie Millions, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu are now in a virtual tie for the second spot on the all-time money list. Here is the top three as of this moment:
Antonio Esfandiari, $26,219,676
Phil Ivey, $21,252,120
Daniel Negreanu, $21,250,973
Erik Seidel, who banked about $1 million in cashes at the Aussie Millions, is now sitting in fourth place with $20,325,957 in lifetime tournament cashes, while Sam Trickett occupies the fifth spot with a total of $19,877,332.
It should be noted that the majority of Esfandiari's and Trickett's lifetime cash totals came in one event (2011 Big One for One Drop).
Source: The Hendon Mob
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