Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
On Monday, Phil Ivey concluded the Aussie Millions 250K Challenge with a victory at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The AU$4 million first place prize is one of the richest in poker. Ivey earned the largest live tournament score of his professional career in winning.
The $250,000 Challenge offered unlimited re-entries which helped to generate a total of 46 entries, more than double the previous record. The number of entries resulted in a prize pool of over AU$11 million.
Ivey is the first two-time winner of this event, which has only run four times since its 2011 introduction. His initial victory came in 2012. This latest win pushes Ivey over $20 million in total lifetime tournament earnings. It also moves him into second place on poker’s all-time money list. Phil’s run for this prestigious title showed the poker world once again why he is considered the greatest player -- not just of our generation, but perhaps in history.
About Ivey Poker
Founded by Phil Ivey, widely considered to be the best all-around poker player in the world, Ivey Poker is developing a suite of poker products and services that both entertain and educate poker players of all levels across the globe. The Ivey Poker app is a free-to-play social and mobile poker game that features educational video content from the world's best poker professionals. Players can compete against and learn from Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Greg Merson, Jennifer Harman, Cole South, and many other top players. With Ivey Poker, players learn how to win from the best, and have fun doing it. Ivey Poker acquired Leggo Poker, which has been re-branded as Ivey League, to further establish Ivey Poker as the ultimate education poker destination.