Ivey Sinks to $5m in Losses
Phil Ivey has moved into the top five of a list he really doesn't want to be a part of while two of online poker's biggest losers announce a battle for bragging rights.
Phil Ivey Down Over $5 Million on Full Tilt Poker Since Relaunch
Prior to Black Friday, Phil Ivey had won $19.42 million and was #1 All-Time in lifetime earnings on Full Tilt Poker.
Fast forward to the Full Tilt relaunch in 2013 and Ivey returns to the felt, this time under the nickname "Polarizing." Since that time, Ivey has been on a slide that has him down $5.1 million.
The last time Ivey was in the black was February 2013 when he was up $99,500.
His losses under Polarizing leaves Ivey up $14 million lifetime on FTP, now #2 to Patrik Antonius.
Antonius returned to Full Tilt as FinddaGrind and has run up $6.07 million in earnings. He is now up $17.38 million lifetime.
The only other player in online history with more than $10 million in cash-game earnings on Full Tilt Poker is Dan "jungleman12" Cates. He is currently up $10.23 million lifetime on the site.
Gus Hansen and Isildur1 to Battle in Full Tilt Heads-Up Showdown
What do you get when you bring together two of online poker's all-time biggest losers? If you're Full Tilt Poker, you get your latest promotion.
Full Tilt Professionals Gus Hansen and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom will come together on September 14 to battle in Full Tilt's Heads-Up Showdown.
The two will battle in a best-of-three format covering three different variants of poker for a prize of $50,000. That will cover about one hand in high-stakes action.
Action will start with the pair battling in Stud 8 or Better and moving on to NL 2-7 Triple Draw. The final game will be decided by public vote.
Isildur1 is looking forward to the battle, stating, "I skipped Vegas and the European Poker Tour in Barcelona this summer, so it feels good to have something big coming up. This Heads Up Showdown against Gus is going to be really cool, especially as there's more than money on the line."
Gus Hansen is officially "Poker's Biggest Loser" with over $19.37 million in losses lifetime. Blom is currently #9 all-time in losses. He is currently down $3.42 million on Full Tilt, but that number has been known to swing by millions in either direction.