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Aussie Millions: Phil Ivey Wins the $250,000 Challenge ($4,000,000)

Tags: $250, 000 challenge, Aussie Millions, Isaac Haxton, Phil Ivey.
Posted on 11 February 2014 by "T".

The Aussie Millions AU$250,000 Challenge attracted 46 entries this year. Phil Ivey was one of the players who fired only one $250k bullet and he made it to Day 2 with 622k chips (7th place). He then made it to the eigh-handed final table with the second smallest stack (976k), but he played very well and (after several hours of play) made it to heads-up against Isaac Haxton (PokerStars Team Online). 

Haxton was in front with about 1 million chips when the battle kicked off, but Ivey fought well and evened out the score in no-time. During Level 19 (80k/160k 20k ante) Ivey took down a monster pot, which left Haxton with less than 3 million chips. Then it didn't take long until the final hand of the tournament was played...

Ivey limped from the button for 160,000. Haxton raised all in and Ivey decided to call with AHeart6Club. Haxton turned over 8Spade7Diamond. The board ran out ADiamondKHeart9Club7Spade3Spade and Haxton was eliminated in second place for AU$2.82 million! Phil Ivey received AU$4 million and became the first two-time champion of the event. He now has over $20,000,000 in lifetime tournament earnings!


1 Phil Ivey $4,000,000
2 Isaac Haxton $2,820,000
3 Mike McDonald $1,900,000
4 Daniel Negreanu $1,250,000
5 Fabian Quoss $800,000
6 Tom Dwan $500,000


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11 comments on "Aussie Millions: Phil Ivey Wins the $250,000 Challenge ($4,000,000)"

 doubletop77711/02/2014 09:27:47 GMT
This guy is truly amazing and is without doubt the best poker player in the world. He only seems to play against the very best and nearly always comes out on top. Many congratulations again to Phil Ivey
 crankmuppet11/02/2014 11:04:13 GMT
Wow! What a final table lineup.

So many awesome players with amazing abilities (math guys, soul-readers, bluff-kings). Worship

Would have loved to see that televised with cards-up.
 Heskor11/02/2014 13:53:53 GMT
Holy shit yeah the final table is sick with top players. Cheers to Ivey great start to the year and Daniel still going strong being in final tables and close to the money.

If I ever won like Ivey or even Dwan I would retire and put my funds in other income, like insurance, investment etc and live off interest for the rest of my life!
 MB3011/02/2014 14:59:02 GMT
WTF?I think this should be nominated final table of the year without waiting to see the rest.Have to add that Erik Seidel finished in 7th place ,out of prizes becoming the bubble boy of the tournament.
.With that prize Phil Ivey got through to second place of the all time profitable players from live tournaments!!First currently is Antonio Esfantiari with $26,219,676. while Phil Ivey follows with $21,252,120 just 2000 dollars ahead of Daniel Negreanu.
Cant wait to see on video this great final table and specially the heads up battle between Phil Ivey and Isaac Haxton.
 Macubaas11/02/2014 17:18:32 GMT
Really sweet win for Ivey, i think he did not won a big event for months if not years.

The buy in was pretty big but i like that so many big names participated, i hope the find videos online from this event!
 noonlion11/02/2014 23:05:19 GMT
/yes wow at the final table and placings. Awesome poker action. This might be worth seeing on youtube.

As for Ivey, the dude is a stone cold killer on the table. He is as natural a gambler as there is, and not just at poker he finds an edge anywhere in any spot in many games. Respect.

As Daniel, the guy is dropping it hard this last year in all kindsa poker games.
 av196612/02/2014 00:06:42 GMT
What a table!The cream of poker players and it seems Phil Ivey is back on the "winning horse"
This table I would like to see on tv. And maybe learn how to be good at poker Big Smile
Ivey is like iceman cold cool and no emotions very hard to read
 Jinn12/02/2014 03:50:59 GMT
Conratz 2 Phil. Really fantastic player, although I'm a fan of Daniel N. %)
 bowie198412/02/2014 05:51:30 GMT
Reading all those finalists names, this table was sick. And slick. No doubt about it.
Too bad we only saw the final hand in the article, I would be curious how Ivey fought his way back into winning this thing. And the prize money is getting sicker too. I dont remember who complained last week that poker is dying, but these kind of prizepool show one thing, Its far from being dead.
Was there a live stream from the event? I might would watch it next year...
 cretz12/02/2014 06:12:27 GMT
Phil Ivey

is a player who has the luck of cards, so
If you look at the tables of books has just luck, or is good ?
 Fakiry12/02/2014 13:34:38 GMT
I didn't watch this neither gave a close look the situation of both finalists when they met for the heads up, but 1 million chips difference doesn't seem that much when having 80k/160k blinds. After all, we're talking about less than 7 BB's. I'm not taking value to Ivey's work at the tables, he's one of the best actually, just wanted to make everyone think about what can 7 BB's mean at a final HU.

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