Poker pro phil ivey has one of the biggest winning sessions in online poker history playing High stakes Fixed-Limit H.O.R.S.E. on Full Tilt Poker on October 8th, 2009. One of the main principles governing high-stakes poker action states that poker players will always participate in the game that offers the best poker action, not the game that they enjoy the most.
After losing more than $2 million this year playing No-Limit and Pot-Limit games, Full Tilt poker pro gus hansen decided to take it up a notch by moving Limit H.O.R.S.E., where the game rotates through the five different variations of poker rather than just a single variation.
Hansen had stated that once other online poker players spotted him, they ignored other poker variations and joined him in Limit H.O.R.S.E. In the poker movie "Rounders", the character of Matt Damon stated that poker players can be compared to piranhas on the Nature Channel.
But that belief could not have been more wrong as the high-stakes poker predators turned against each other in their quest for more poker action, leaving Hansen alone. Despite sitting for more than 2,500 card hands, Hansen lost just $68,000 on the night.
It was Phil Ivey who took control of the table, outwitting a table composed of Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond($444,000), Tom "durrrr" Dwan (-$343,000), Chau Giang (-$289,000) and david oppenheim (-$245,000) to take home $1.1 million.
After such an exciting night of action, it is almost certain that the high-stakes H.O.R.S.E. regulars will return to the game to recoup their losses. But it is doubtful that Phil Ivey is going anywhere since he has proved over the last ten years that H.O.R.S.E. games are one of his strengths.
October 25, 2009