Phil Ivey, experiencing major online downswing?
According to high stakes results tracking site, High Stakes Database, Ivey has dropped $968,264 under his PokerStars alias “RaiseOnce” in the past week, making him the week’s biggest loser.
Ivey, who’s accessing the site from his luxurious Macau suite, managed to log 3,485 hands in the last seven days and suffered a loss rate of $-277.83 per hand.
Unfortunately, Ivey’s overall deficit for the year is more than $2 million. However, the 10- bracelet-winner has a robust bankroll; thus, a $2-million loss certainly won’t cripple him.
Others who also lost in the game were “asthma” (-$161,184 in 10 sessions/3,102 hands), Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky (-$115,385 in 12 sessions/936 hands), and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (-$87,484 in 4 sessions/392 hands).
On the other hand, Swedish high stakes star, Mikael Thuritz, aka ChaoRen160 won almost $1 million against the notable PokerStars player during their latest session.
As for the week’s biggest winner, Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby came out victorious and richer. Unfortunately though, Kibler-Melby didn’t want his results tracked, so his exact earnings was not yet revealed.
Ivey recently fell four bracelets behind Phil Hellmuth, who won his 14th in the $10,000 Razz Championship this week.
The 39-year-old Ivey is believed to be heading to Las Vegas via his private jet next week, which would get him in Sin City just in time for the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship. This much-awaited event will surely generate a top prize, huge enough to erase Ivey’s current online deficit.
Well, gambling is always unpredictable. Highest-earners and top-ranked winners of today may also experience the inevitable downswing tomorrow. And the legendary poker player Phil Ivey is not an exception to that. All his bracelets and earnings are not 100 % guarantee for winning the next pot.
Maybe, his luck isn’t in Macau. Perhaps, the famous Sin City might be his lucky pot. After all, the 2015 WSOP is already waiting for him!