Phil Ivey Passes Daniel Negreanu to Claim Top Spot on All Time Money List

Published on 2010-01-26 06:05:00

Phill Ivey with a big smileWith his $600,000 AUD ($538,890 USD) cash in the $100,000 Challenge at the 2010 Aussie Millions, Phil Ivey has now moved into the #1 spot on the all time tournament money list.

Prior to the Aussie Millions, the top of the all time money list looked like this:

Daniel Negreanu - $12,432,367
Phil Ivey - $12,260,214
Jamie Gold - $12,201,061

With his second place finish in the $100,000 Challenge, Phil Ivey now has approximately $12,798,214 in lifetime tournament cashes, which is good for the top spot on the list.

This time last year, both Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu were both looking up at Jamie Gold on the list.

Gold, despite rarely being seen on the tournament circuit, was still holding on to the top spot on the list, thanks to his $12,000,000 first place finish in the 2006 World Series of Poker main event.

Daniel Negreanu was the first player to catch Jamie Gold after finishing in second place at the 2009 WSOPE main event for $817k.

Phil Ivey went on an incredible run at the 2009 World Series of Poker, bringing himself to within striking distance of Negreanu after winning two bracelets and making it to the final table of the main event. Unfortunately for Ivey, he ended up finishing in seventh place at the main event, and Negreanu was able to maintain his hold on the top spot.

Fast forward a few months, and Ivey finishes in second at the $100,000 Challenge for about $540k USD. With this cash, Ivey easily moves ahead of Negreanu on the all time money list.

Given that Phil Ivey is such a competitive person, I'm pretty sure that he won't want to give up the top spot on the all time money list now that he has passed Daniel Negreanu. Combine that with Ivey's newfound bachelor status, and you may see Phil playing much more of the "live" tournament circuit than you have seen in the past.

Source: The Hendon Mob



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