Can Phil Ivey Catch Jamie Gold on All-Time Money List?

Published on July 16th, 2009 7:05 pm EST

-- phil at his home - smiling --Phil Ivey, as I'm sure you've heard by now, is one of this year's "November Nine".

Phil Ivey will be one of nine players to participate in the 2009 World Series of Poker main event final table, which will take place later this year.

For making it this far, Ivey will be guaranteed at least $1.263 million dollars, with a chance to make much more.

With his final table appearance, Ivey moves JUST behind Jamie Gold on the all-time tournament money list.

Jamie Gold currently sits at the top of the list with approximately $12.19 million dollars in lifetime tournament earnings. Almost all of this money ($12 million dollars of it) came when he won the 2006 WSOP main event.

With his spectacular run at the 2009 World Series of Poker, Phil Ivey is now just $100k behind Gold on the all-time money list.

With a 7th place finish or better in the main event, Phil Ivey would officially move to the top of the all-time money list (assuming that nobody passes him and Gold between now and November).

The difference between 8th place and 9th place is less than $40k, so Ivey would need a 7th place finish or better to pass Gold on the all-time money list.

Here is how the all-time money list currently stands as of this moment:

1. Jamie Gold - $12.19 million
2. Phil Ivey - $12.096 million
3. Daniel Negreanu - $11.6 million
4. Phil Hellmuth Jr - $10.9 million
5. Joe Hachem - $10.78 million
6. Scotty Nguyen - $10.7 million
7. Allen Cunningham - $10.38 million
8. Peter Eastgate - $9.78 million
9. T.J. Cloutier - $9.73 million
10. John Juanda - $9.64 million


Can Ivey finally topple Jamie Gold after chasing him for three years?

Or will Gold maintain his lead for just a little bit longer?

We'll find out in November.


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