It's been a sad, depressing trek for our man Phil Ivey. After clearing over $7 million last year while playing at Full Tilt Poker, he's been hemorrhaging cash faster than MC Hammer. So far, Ivey is down $2 million in 2009. Tell us, can you see the gloom on his face? Hey Phil, I have a list of great online casino coupon codes for you if you're looking to try your luck at an online casino! Bodog's offering a 10% instant deposit up to a grand. :)
It's almost as if he looked over at Tom Dwan and said to himself, "Ha! I'll bet I can even beat him at losing!"
Fortunately, the news is not all bad for Ivey. You might remember that he put a massive pile of money on the Super Bowl. It turns out that he put 2 huge bets on the Cardinals. The first bet was a +3.5 spread at the half. The second was another spread at the end.
He lost $800,000 when the Cardinals slipped from the spread. But, picked up a cool $1 million when they kept the spread at the end. So, the end tally from the game? $200,000 to the positive.
It's a drop in the bucket compared to how much he's lost on the Fulltiltpoker.com tables this year. But, that's still a pretty big drop.
We've been waiting to see what comes from Clonie Gowen's lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker. If you haven't been keeping score (that's what we're here for!), she sued Full Tilt and said they owe her a ton of cash.
And by "ton," we mean $40 million. Whew!
At this point, the next stage is for Full Tilt to either open their books (which we're damn sure they don't want to do) or pay Gowen off. If they pay her off, here's how we're expecting Gowen to look...
The "durrrr" Challenge Is About To Launch
Seems like we have a few stories in the hopper to catch up on this week. Bringing up the rear is Tom Dwan's Million Dollar Challenge. Several weeks ago, "durrrr" had offered to go head-to-head with anyone willing to put up $500,000 to his $1.5 million. A few players threw their hats in the ring, including Ivey, Patrik Antonius, and David Benyamine.
Antonius is slated to test Dwan's mettle first. We haven't heard exactly when it's happening, but it's soon.
That's another wrap. To recap...
- Phil Ivey needs to get his head back in the game.
- Clonie Gowen may not be able to wipe the grin off her face soon.
- Tom Dwan, given his disastrous beginning this year, has balls of steel.
See you next week...