Phil Ivey Leads Online Poker High Rollers; Isildur1 Moves DownTweet Share
While Phil Ivey has been less active on the high-stakes tables this year; it should not be confused with being less efficient. The game’s top player was at the top of his deadly game, leading the top money winners in a week that saw Swedish player Isildur1 move down in stakes.
After a multi-million dollar beat down near the end of 2009, Isildur1 was virtually absent from the nosebleed tables at Full Tilt Poker for several months. That changed when he reappeared in March, renewing his assault on the upper limits. After experiencing another setback, Isildur1 was spotted this week at lower stakes tables, apparently attempting to nurse his bankroll back to health by feeding on any fish he could find there.
Ivey did not experience the same fate as his Swedish counterpart; the seven-time WSOP bracelet winner led all of the big players in online winnings this week with an impressive $579,000 in only 1,474 hands. His spoils for the week nearly equaled the winnings of the next three biggest winners, namely Jared “Harrington25? Bleznick (with $242K), “jungleman12” (at $232K), and Gus Hansen at $163,000. Hansen won his money over more than 10,000 hands, dwarfing the nearly 1,500 played by the efficient Ivey.
Ivey’s strong week moved him closer to the top of the online leader board with nearly $2 million. Tom “durrrr” Dwan tops the list with nearly $3.2 million, while Di “Urindanger” Dang (+$1.74M), Alexander “Postflopaction” Kostritsyn (+$1.67M), jungleman12 (+$1.67M), Ashton “theashman103? Griffin (+$1.52M), NEKOTYAN (+$1.3M), David Oppenheim (+$1.22M), LokoisBack (+$1.21) and Hansen (+$1.08M) have all topped the million dollar mark.