Photo Recap of Ivey’s Epic $2 Million Win

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2 February 2012, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Photo Recap of Ivey’s Epic $2 Million Win

What do you call it when 16 of the best poker players in the world (and a few gambling businessmen) get together to play a $250k buy-in tournament? 

One hell of a photo opportunity.

Of course Phil Ivey, who just busted from the $10k Main Event in 12th place, went on to win the historic event for a cool $2 million.

We were allowed a surprising amount of time on the floor to snap photos as players competed for $4 million in prize money.

We didn’t have time to post the photos during the Aussie Millions (we were pretty busy with the whole “Main Event” thing) but we compiled a collection of the best photos below.

Hope you enjoy.

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey was a man possessed after busting out of the 2012 Aussie Millions Main Event in 12th. The $250k Challenge went until 6 a.m. but Ivey didn't miss a beat.
John Juanda
John Juanda was partially responsible for getting four Chinese businessmen in on the game.
Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius came in second place and cashed for $1.2 million. Despite his notable cash game winnings, it was his biggest ever live score.
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu busted in fourth and experienced one of poker's worst bubbles. Instead of making $823k, Negreanu lost $250k. Gus Hansen snagged the min-cash for $823k.
Feature table, 2012 Aussie Millions
The $250k Challenge took place entirely in Crown Casino's TV friendly studio 3. The event began at 4:30 p.m. and ended just after 6 a.m. the next day.
Final hand
After the last hand was dealt, Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey agreed to go get breakfast together. Ivey just asked that Antonius wait while he sorted out how he was going to get paid.
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