The Australian Poker Championship, commonly known as Aussie Millions, has already gained a status of the most winning Australian poker competition that keeps bringing fame and money to the professional poker players from around the world.
Let’s go back in early 2012. The 2012 Aussie Millions $250,000 Super High Roller that started on Saturday and lasted till the early Sunday morning, brought a big victory to Phil Ivey as the sun rose in beautiful Melbourne, giving him another champ title of the Aussie Millions Challenge, this time — for the second.
Ivey managed to pocket the $2,000,000 grant prize after defeating Patrik Antonius which, however, was twice less than he did previously: AU$4,000,000 which was the largest single cash of his career.
Nevertheless, despite the solid poker sports title in the event and enormous budget, Phil Ivey still stays in the shadow and leads a quiet life. He claims to be lonely and approaches poker as a kind of profession that allows him to never work: «I’d work on my game online and at casinos, build my bankroll, find good games on OnlineCasinoGuide.co.nz, and try to put myself in a position to keep winning and earn a steady income.»
After the championship, Phil Ivey, who is now known to be one of the richest poker players in the world, assured the audience that he was not squandering his winnings and did not live in the glamour in the February «Two plus Two PokerCast» edition. Well, if this is true, what a hell the glamour is then?
Ivey has a house on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in the Mexican town of millionaires called Cabo San Lucas. Jacuzzi and an endless pool are almost at the beach. If you go to Ivy’s Instagram, you’ll see it for yourself. He likes to tell how good his personal chef is, how he prepares delicious meals with high protein contents, low in fat and carbohydrates. Ivey got used to enjoy a delicious and healthy food, and can take a stroll on the empty beach in front of his home tuning into the next million prize…
Ivey often travels around the world, participating in various tournaments and cash games with high stakes, familiarizing with the culture of different countries. While traveling, Ivey also doesn’t skimp on comfort and luxury. Once the world-renowned poker player enters the casino, the hotel room is already waiting him booked in advance and free, of course.
His fame has already reached a certain level: each time he returns to Las Vegas, more and more people dream to get his autograph. No wonder, the player has entered the hall of fame of Crown Australian Poker Championship. A poker room for high rollers, named after Phil Ivey was opened in Aria two years prior. However, what Phil says is «I wouldn’t count it out, but right now I feel like my career is still just starting. The best years are yet to come.» Well, we’re sure they definitely are.