Not only has Phil Ivey returned to poker, but it’s also like he never left. He’s piling up the strong finishes and wins just like before. That’s where we’ll start off this week’s poker news:
Phil Ivey Wins Super High Roller Series MVP
The Super High Roller Series has officially come to an end and after 16 events, a familiar name was tabbed MVP. Out of the 16 events that were played throughout the series, Phil Ivey was able to make the final table in five of those events. He’s clearly back with a vengeance. In those final table appearances, Ivey won two titles and earned a total of $2,880,100 from all of his placements.
Due to this incredible level of play, Ivey was awarded the Super High Roller Series Europe overall champion award. He got a trophy and $25,000 in additional money. He had earned 1,725 rankings points over the course of the series from the placements we mentioned earlier. The second closest player was 570 points away from him.
Phil Ivey is already in the Poker Hall of Fame and has won 10-World Series of Poker titles over the course of his legendary career. After taking a short break the past few years, Ivey is clearly back and still playing at the top of his game.
Schindler Wins 2022 Super High Roller Bowl Europe
Jake Schindler didn’t let his past shortcomings stop him from reaching his ultimate goal. Schindler competed in the Super High Roller Bowl back in 2017 and came up just short, finishing as the runner-up in the event. However, nearly five years later he came back and this time he won it all. He took down 32 other entries in order to claim the top prize of $3,200,000. On top of that, he earned himself his 30th career tournament title.
Schindler has had a pretty historic poker career so far. He was the 2018 Card Player Player of the Year and has accumulated $33,886,886 in career tournament earnings.
Along with his title and other profits from this recent victory, Schindler was awarded 600 PokerGO Tour points. This was able to raise his total to 1,472 right now to move him all the way up into third place on the leaderboards.
Tang Wins Super High Roller Series Europe Short Deck Tournament
The 2022 Super High Roller Series Europe just saw a new winner get crowned. Danny Tang is the latest to compete and take home a title in this series. He was participating in the $50,000 buy-in short deck event against 32 other entries and came out of it as the winner. He won his 10th live tournament title along with a large cash prize of $640,000.
Throughout his career, this is the fourth largest recorded tournament score for Tang. It also helped him jump his career earnings to $10.4 million at the moment.
Tang has been on a ridiculous roll lately. This was his third final table in 2022 so far, and all of them came in just this past week. He came in third place during the $75,000 buy-in short deck event during the Triton Poker Cyprus Series first. Then he went ahead and finished as the runner-up in the $25,000 SHRS Europe event. Finally, he just won this recent event to tie it all together.