Who said Phil Ivey vanished? Although he had not been seen much following Black Friday, he reappeared with a vengeance by winning the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller event at the 2012 Aussie Millions at Melbourne’s Crown Casino yesterday. He outdueled a field of 16 players to win $2,130,200.
Patrik Antonius finished second, which was good for $1,278,120, while Gus Hansen’s third place finish garnered $852,080.
This marked Ivey’s first win since Black Friday. He stepped away from tournament poker between April and November, when he reappeared on the tournament scene, entering the Asian Pacific Poker Tour Macau main event.
Ivey’s win comes right on the heels of the deep run he made in the Aussie Millions main event, finishing 12th out of 659 entrants.
Ivey now has more than $15 million in career tournament earnings, putting him in second place behind Erik Seidel on the all-time money list.