Phil Ivey Squashes Broke Rumours with $4m Aussie Millions Title

The action at the Aussie Millions has now concluded after yet another star studded final table in the $250k challenge where Phil Ivey – the man who was not long ago rumoured to be broke - has announced his return to the tournament scene in emphatic style by beating Isaac Haxton heads up to claim his second title in this event for $4m.

Haxton – considered one of the best no limit players on the planet - may be ruing his runner up spot having led at the start of the heads up bout, but things could have been a lot worse for the online superstar. He was reportedly down over $1m for his Aussie Millions trip before the $250k finale having fired six unsuccessful bullets in the $100k event and busted both the $25k challenge and the $10k main event.

Mike McDonald’s remarkable start to the year continued in this event, his third place finish for $1.9m was his third seven figure score in six weeks and his sixth consecutive high roller final table finish.

Also at the final table was Daniel Negreanu, whose prolific showing in 2013 has been continuing on in the New Year, Fabian Quoss, Tom Dwan and unlucky bubble boy Erik Seidel.

Ivey’s win takes him up to 3rd in poker’s all time money list, behind only Daniel Negreanu (by just $2,000) and Big One for One Drop champion Antonio Esfandiari. Negreanu also jumped up over Erik Seidel in the rankings after his cash in this event.

Final Standings:

1) Phil Ivey – AU$4,000,000

2) Ike Haxton – AU$2,820,000

3) Mike McDonald – AU$1,900,000

4) Daniel Negreanu – AU$1,250,000

5) Fabian Quoss – AU$800,000

6) Tom Dwan – AU$500,000
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