Ivey Runs Cold in 2015
The 2015 PCA Super High Roller shattered records for entrants, prize pool and first-place money and pro Steve O'Dwyer walked away with the title and $1.87 million.
Meanwhile, Phil Ivey started 2015 in the red.
Steve O'Dwyer Wins Record Setting PCA Super High Roller
The opening event of the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the $100,000 Super High Roller, concluded late last week after shattering records for entrants and prize pool.
A total of 66 entries were collected for this event with 50 unique players to create a prize pool of $6.4 million. The top two players became poker millionaires in this event with first earning $1.87 million.
Only the final table was paid in this event and this final featured a solid lineup including Scott Seiver, Sorel Mizzi, Bryn Kenney, Andrew Robl, Steve O'Dwyer and Roger Sippl.
In the end it was Sippl and O'Dwyer heads-up for the title. O'Dwyer started the heads-up match with nearly a 3:1 chip lead and Sippl never got any closer.
The final table featured an incredible bluff vs. bluff that fell in O'Dwyer's favor. With the board showing Qh-8d-8c-2s-3s, Sipple moved all-in with Js-10d.
After an extended tank O'Dwyer made the call with Ah-10c and his ace was good for the title.
Sippl earned $1.34 million for second while O'Dwyer earned the $1.87 first place prize.
Phil Ivey Continues to Run Cold into 2015
Through the first 10 days of 2015 it's deja vu all over again for Phil Ivey.
Playing as Polarizing on Full Tilt, Ivey is already down $167,853. Ivey racked up his losses over the course of two sessions, both 2-7 Triple Draw.
Ivey's return to online high-stakes action following Black Friday has been largely unsuccessful. Since late 2012 Ivey has dropped over $5.23 million. Over half of those losses have come thanks to 8-Game and 2-7 Triple Draw.
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is currently leading the way for losses in 2015. At present he's down $410k spread out over 19 sessions and 2,429 hands. One profitable day could easily eliminate his losses, though.
Dutch PLO superstar EireAbu is currently the game's biggest earner. He's up $616k through 60 sessions. Right behind him is RugDoctor, up $317,463.
With many of online poker's top names currently at the PCA in the Bahamas and others going to Aussie Millions later this month, action may remain sporadic until at least February.