Phil Ivey

Benyamine vs. Ivey

Phil Ivey and David Benyamine faced each other again on a $2000/$4000 HORSE -game. Last sunday David Benyamine beat Ivey for a nice amount. Next time they played everything turned around. Ivey was controlling especially the hi/lo -games and he manage to win nearly $280k. Later they played another session and then it was Benyamines time to win. In the short session he won about $75k.

Benyamine dominates pot-limit Omaha

That didn’t slow Benayamine down – he went on winning a bit over $700.000 within five hours of pot-limit Omaha! Biggest loser was Tom “durrrr” Dwan and nobody left as a winner against Benyamine.

Currently Benyamine is up an amazing amout of $1.8 million at pot-limit Omaha this month! Though he lost pretty much to Matt “Hoss_TBF” Hawrilenko in Limit Holdem, HORSE has bought those losses back. Currently you can say that Benyamine is over 2 million dollars up so far in May.

Cole South vs. Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies

Another sick session to watch was these two battling simultaneously in 2* 200/400 No-limit Texas tables plus 2* 200/400 pot-limit Omaha tables heads-up. The tables were all deep-stack tables (buy-in $80.000) and at one point Sahamies had over $700.000 in front of him.

Game was pretty agressive and rail manage to saw eight over $150k pots. “Ziigmund” started out pretty good while South was reloading pretty often. Then South managed to get his games going and lost only about $20.000 in the end according to his own words.

Few big hands from the session:

1. All in on the flop:

2. South goes all in on the turn for $67k:

3. Ziigmund wins a pot worth of $202k:


David Benyamine and Phil Ivey face each other at the $2000/$4000 HORSE-game during sunday evening. David Benyamine was red hot and he dominate that swingy match pretty nicely.

One of the biggest pots of the night, Benyamine and Ivey were playing Stud Hi/Lo. When 5th street arrived, table cards were:
Ivey 3s4h3h
Benyamine Jc4d8h

Pot was $8,6k and Ivey first bet $4k. Benyamine raised to $8k and Ivey re-raised to $12k. Benyamine raised to max $16k and Ivey of course called that. Now the pot was $40,6k.
6th street:
Ivey 3s4h3h5c
Benyamine Jc4d8h7h

Ivey check-raised to $8k and Benyamine was now just calling.
After 7th street Ivey was just smooth calling Benyamines $8k raise and final pot was 72,6k.
Benyamine showed Jd 8s Jc 4d 8h 7h 8d and Ivey mucked his hand after getting beat by a full house.

Ivey made a few nice comebacks, but Benyamine dominate Ivey especially in Limit Holdem.

Ivey & Benyamine were playing that HORSE heads up nearly 5 hours and Benyamine won $212k by that time.

Good times, nice action, big win, big losses – that’s what Full Tilt Pokers big games have been lately. Saturday was again packed with action for example in the $200/$400 Omaha tables as well as no limit Hold’emin $500/$1000 CAP-tables.

Phil Ivey ended up winning the most – he made a profit of $240.000. The screenname Cogaz was the one losing – and a huge amount of $400.000. Another big winner was Tom “durrrr” Dwan – winning $175.000.

David Benymine lost about $70.000 at Omaha tables but ended up as a bitter loser in the Limit Hold’em games. He battled Matt “Hoss_TBF” Hawrilenko at the $1.000/2.000 tables.

Hawrilenko is considered to be one of the best limit Holdem players around, this night he was running really well taking $200.000 from Benyamine. This caused the following outburst from Benyamine:

David Benyamine: i will neveer play u again u are too
good i give my promess
Hoss_TBF: lol
Hoss_TBF: good at hitting every draw
David Benyamine: well done
Hoss_TBF: ran sick tonight, gg

Lets see if David keeps his promise!

There has been some funny pictures found at 2+2 forums about spitting images of some famous poker players.

So who is the real Brian “sbrugby” Townsend here?

Or can you tell which one is the real Phil Ivey?

The other one is a football player from England!

But we have also a few other pictures that you haven’t seen before – did you know that some of the big names were martial arts actors in the 80’s? 😀

This must me the WSOP winner Jerry Yang!!!!!????

And wait wait….

There must be another WSOP winner also… JOHNNY CHAN!!!?!?!?!??

The heated action took place at tables Ivey Thunderdome and Ivey Deathmatch. Phil Ivey played pot-limit Omaha against Tom “durrr” Dwan and both pot-limit Omaha and no-limit Texas against Hac “trex313” Dang.

We saw some huge pots and Ivey was on fire – ending up winning $544.000! The biggest loser was Tom Dwan – making huge losses worth $441.000, most of that money went to Phil Ivey.

Ivey vs. durrr – $100k pot:

Ivey vs. trex313 – 139k pot:

Ivey vs. trex313 – 137k pot:

Ivey vs. trex313 – 245k pot:


Here is the unofficial list of the biggest pots won online. The winners written first and underlined. On the first place is still the hand from summer 2006 when the games ran extremely hot at Prima. Both players had huge swings building up enormous stacks. Kowssarie (also known as TheTerrorist and TerrorOfSweden) was holding AJ against Loddens A9 with the board of AA75K.

1. Mohamad Kowssarie “Fast_Freddie” vs. Johnny Lodden “bad_ip”

Texas NL $200/400 – 465.451$ / Prima/Microgamin-network

2. Brian Townsend “sbrugby” vs. David Benyamine (hand included also ZRC, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Phil Ivey for smaller amounts)

Omaha PL $200/400 – 429.240$ / Full Tilt Poker

3. Ilari Sahamies “Ziigmund” vs. Phil Ivey

Omaha PL $500/1.000 – 399.985$ / Full Tilt Poker

4. Phil Ivey vs. seda1

Texas NL $500/1.000 – 384.951$ / Full Tilt Poker

5. Patrik Antonius “Luigi66369″ vs. Tom Dwan “durrrr”

Texas NL $300/600 – 375.771$ / Full Tilt Poker

6. Ilari Sahamies “Ziigmund” vs. Phil Ivey

Omaha PL $500/1.000 – 360.000$ / Full Tilt Poker

7. Ilari Sahamies “Ziigmund” vs. Phil Ivey

Omaha PL $500/1.000 – 349.933$ / Full Tilt Poker

8. Ingrid_Swede vs. Patrik Antonius “I_Knockout_U”

Texas NL $200/400 – 330.733$ / Prima/Microgamin-network

9. Ilari Sahamies “Ziigmund” vs. Phil Ivey

Omaha PL $500/1.000 – 321.983$ / Full Tilt Poker

10. Ilari Sahamies “Ziigmund” vs. TheOcean0

Omaha PL $200/400 – 319.836$ / Full Tilt Poker


1. Phil Ivey wins WPT

Phil Ivey has made the World Poker Tour final table numerous times – but last week he managed to squeeze out his first win! On top of the title he also earned a nice $1,596,100. He had won already 5 WSOP bracelets, but never a WPT title. Ivey is the best knownplayer from Full Tilt Poker – home of the biggest cash games.


Phil Ivey – the best tournament player ever?

Final results:

1. Phil Ivey – $1,596,100
2. Quinn Do – $909,400
3. Charles Moore – $625,630
4. Nam Le – $411,770
5. Scott Montgomery – $296,860
6. Phil Hellmuth – $229,820

2. Chris “Jesus” Ferguson wins Heads-Up Championships

Chris Ferguson came 2nd in 2005 and in 2006 in the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Now he beat Andy Bloch in the final to take home the title and $500.000. So it was to playes from team Full Tilt Poker at the Finals – Phil Ivey making fourth at the tournament.


Chris “Jesus” Ferguson – the best heads-up tournament player ever?

All the players that made it to the money:

1. Chris Ferguson – $500,000
2. Andy Bloch – $250,000
3. Huck Seed – $125,000
4. Phil Ivey – $ 125,000
5. Gus Hansen – $75,000
6. Jonathan Little – $75,000
7. Orel Hershiser – $75,000
8. David Benyamine – $75,000
9. Mike Matusow – $25,000
10. Phil Laak – $25,000
11. Greg Raymer – $25,000
12. J.C Tran – $25,000
13. Doyle Brunson – $25,000
14. Scott Fischman – $25,000
15. Freddy Deeb – $25,000
16. Michael Mizrachi – $25,000

3. Jonathan Little kicked out from Team Full Tilt Poker

Depsite of having a great success at live tournaments – winning already over $2.5 million – Jonathan Little got kicked out from the Full Tilt Team. WPT Mirage winner borrowed his own account for other players which is strictly forbidden by Full Tilt Poker.


Jonathan Little – sponsors worst nightmare?

The official statement:

“Despite having a great year on the WPT, Jonathan Little is no longer affiliated with Full Tilt Poker. He violated the terms and conditions of Full Tilt Poker by allowing other players to play his account. While we encourage our pros to play as much as they can, we do not allow them to share their account with any other players.

When a player on Full Tilt Poker plays against and chats with a red pro on the site, it is imperative that they be able to trust that it is really the advertised pro playing the account. Given that Mr. Little violated that trust, we have decided to sever his ties to the site, and close his account.

Full Tilt Poker values the trust of its players and will deal with any violation of that trust swiftly. We apologize to any of our players who may have been misled during the past few months by Mr. Little’s actions.”

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