This week’s poker news starts off with results from the Triton Poker tournament in Cyprus. Phil Ivey has come out on top of a big event, so let’s recap his return.
Ivey Wins Triton Poker Cyprus Event
Phil Ivey has officially returned and it’s like he never even left. During the Triton Poker Cyprus $75,000 buy-in short deck event, Ivey ended up emerging as the winner. He had to overcome a field of 51 entries in order to make it all happen, coming away with $1,170,000 in earnings.
This was the first live tournament cash for Ivey since August of 2021. However, he has now made three out of four final tables in the events at the Triton festival. This recent victory helped increase his career tournament earnings to $33,513,043. That total has him up to 12th place on the all-time money list. He is just back of Fedor Holz, who is 10th on this list, trailing by $860,000.
Ivey also got some Card Player Player of the Year points for his victory, helping catapult him up to 60th place in the 2022 POY standings.
Lichtenberger Wins 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Andrew Lichtenberger is having a successful journey through the 2022 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown series after claiming a $50,000 buy-in high roller event. The competition saw 39 entries to inflate the prize pool all the way up to $1.9 million. It took two days, but Lichtenberger was the only competitor left standing. Along with the title for winning, he picked up $638,223 in earnings.
The victory didn’t come easy, though. Alex Foxen battled it out for him in heads-up at the end. Ultimately, Lichtenberger was just ahead and picked up the 14th title of his career. When it comes to his total career earnings, he is now over the $13 million mark.
He also rocketed up the leaderboards in a few other races. He got 408 Card Player Player of the Year points to move him up into 110th place in the 2022 POY standings. Then he received 383 PokerGO Tour points to get him up to 21st in this race.
Vogelsang Wins Super High Roller Series Europe Kickoff Event
The 2022 Super High Roller Series Europe Festival just started and already it looks like we are going to be in for a treat. The Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa held the opening $25,000 buy-in Omaha event. It was a competition that saw 40 entries come in, but none were better than Tom Vogelsang. Vogelsang was the last player left standing and picked up the title and $360,000 for the win.
This week alone, Vogelsang has been able to cash out for more than $1.75 million. He competed in the Triton Poker Cyprus $100,000 buy-in event just a couple of days earlier and wound up in second place. He earned just under $1.4 million for that placement as well. Over the span of his career, his live tournament earnings are up to $2.3 million.
When you add up the poker events that he has participated in this week, they have helped him skyrocket up the standings for the PokerGO Tour race and the Card Player Player of the Year race. The 2022 POY standings have him sitting at 80th right now while PokerGO sees him up to 18th.