Phil Ivey Is Back After Winning Aussie Millions Super High Roller

Published on January 28th, 2012 11:14 pm EST

Aussie Millions logo with rounded edgesShortly after being bounced from the Aussie Millions main event in 12th place, Phil Ivey took his seat at the Aussie Millions $250,000 Super High Roller event.

A number of hours later, Ivey was celebrating his largest tournament score in years after dispatching of Patrik Antonius in second place. For his victory, Phil Ivey walked away with $2,000,000 AUD (roughly $2.13 million USD), while Antonius took home $1.2 million AUD for his second place finish.

The top three spots in the tournament paid out, with Gus Hansen taking home $800,000 for third place. Daniel Negreanu finished just short of the money after being eliminated by Patrik Antonius.


The final hand of the event saw Antonius make his final stand holding Ks-3d. Ivey called holding Ah-Qd (which is also what he was holding when he was eliminated from the Aussie Millions main event), and after the board ran out 6s-5s-3c-Qc-8d, Ivey was able to take down the $2 million AUD first place prize.


With his victory in the Super High Roller event, Ivey moves past Daniel Negreanu to take the #2 spot on the all-time money list. Ivey now has around $16 million in total lifetime tournament cashes, which puts him around roughly $900k behind Erik Seidel.


The Super High Roller event ended up with a field of 16 players, including the likes of Ivey, Antonius, Hansen, Daniel Negreanu, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Jason Mercier.


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