Hansen and Ivey Have $1m Heaters
Phil Ivey and Gus Hansen have finally posted some big wins online over the past week, just prior to the start of the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Former WSOP Player fo the Year Jeff Madsen also won his fourth tournament of 2014 while the 2014 SCOOP concluded after a record-setting series with Ivan Soshnikov taking down the Main Event.
Big Losers Win Big Online
Phil "Polarizing" Ivey and Gus Hansen have been two of online poker's biggest losers in 2014. However, both went on $1 million heaters in the last week to help erase some of their losses.
Ivey didn't play his first hand of high-stakes poker in 2014 until March and he has been on the losing end more days than not. He hit his lowest point of 2014 back on May 12th when he was down $2.81 million.
Since that time Phil has been on a heater that's seen him erase about $1 million of that debt. His earnings have been split between 8-Game, FL Omaha Hi-Lo and 2-7 Lowball.
He had won as much as $1.3 million but dropped some on Monday. Ivey is still down $1.78 million in 2014.
Gus Hansen has been poker's biggest loser in 2014 and also hit his lowest point of 2014 during the month of May. Through Saturday, Hansen was down $3.56 million on the year.
He then went on an early week heater that saw him win $1.24 million in just 48 hours. Hansen won $692,000 of that total on Monday, dominating at Triple Draw, 8-Game and PLO.
Even after the heater, Hansen is down $2.32 million on the year.
Jeff Madsen Wins Fourth Tournament of 2014
Jeff Madsen has been racking up tournament victories in 2014 and just picked up his fourth win of the year at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.
Madsen took down the HPT Main Event at the 2014 California State Poker Championship for his first HPT title and $160,060.
Madsen came into the final table as the short stack but doubled-up early. He then rode that momentum through the final table to win his largest tournament score since last year's World Series.
Madsen won his third WSOP bracelet last summer in the $3.000 PLO Event and carried that momentum over into 2014. He took the $1,100 8-Game title at the 2014 PCA and followed that up with a win in the 8-Game event at the LA Poker Classic.
Last month, Madsen won a $1,000 NL Six-Max preliminary at the Borgata Spring Poker Open and finished 19th in the WPT Main Event of the series.
Madsen has over $321,000 in earnings in 2014 and $4.3 million for his career. He will be a player to watch at the 2014 WSOP.
2014 SCOOP Concludes - Ivan Soshnikov Wins Main Event
The 2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker concluded on Monday over at PokerStars with the conclusion of all three Main Events. PokerStars' SCOOP series offers buy-ins at three levels to accommodate all bankrolls.
The $10,300 Main Event was among the final events to conclude on Monday and Ivan "vandir4rek" Soshnikov took down the title and $1 million in prize money. Old school pro Ari "BodogAri" Engel won the low buy-in Main Event while "LexaLucky666" won the medium buy-in Main Event.
This year's SCOOP shattered its event guarantees and created overall prize pools totaling $81.22 million. Not including re-entries, 567,701 players entered SCOOP events over the last couple of weeks. The 2014 SCOOP was the richest online tournament series in history.