Poker champion makes the final table at four major events in a row
Tuesday 31st May 2005
Team Full Tilt’s Phil Ivey is on a winning streak and making history, landing at the final tables of four major televised poker events in a row, with buy-ins ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Over the past two months, Ivey has been giving competitors a run for their money, winning close to $800,000.
Phil Ivey started his unprecedented winning streak with a $10,000 buy-in at the World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit Event at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on March 22nd. Finishing in 8th place, Phil took home $63,270. On April 1st at the 2005 World Poker Challenge at the Reno Hilton, Phil finished 3rd, turning a $5,000 buy-in into $163,908.
Building on his success, on April 24th Phil entered the 2005 Third Annual Five-Star World Poker Classic at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas with a $25,000 buy-in, finishing 6th and taking home $264,195. Topping off his historic winning streak, he went on to finish 2nd at 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit in Lake Tahoe on May 11th with a $10,000 buy-in. From the longest final table in WSOPC history, Phil took home $299,360.
“Phil Ivey continues to demonstrate that he is the best all around poker player in the game today,” Howard Lederer, a fellow member of Team Full Tilt, said.