Being focused on high stakes cash games over tournaments has cost Phil Ivey a place among the top 10 highest earning tournmanet players. Jason Koon, Dan Smith and Steve O Dwyer have all passed the poker legend on the all time money list and Ivey felt to spot #12
Jason Koon just managed to score big at Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Jeju. He grabbed a win in the Short Deck event for $2,840,945 and the Triton Refresh result for $973,306, making him jump all the way to #8 spot with $27,911,824, per the Hendon Mob database.
Steve O'Dwyer has also been very active in the past few months - he managed to win $1,300,000 for finishing runner-up in the $25K MILLIONS World at the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party a few months ago. A few more cashes since then has O'Dwyer in 11th place at $26,820,595, right before Ivey.
Dan Smith's 3rd place finish in Event #6 at the Triton SHR for $1,732,572 has pushed him up to occupy the 10th spot in career tournament cashes with $27,704,822.
Meanwhile, Phil Ivey hasn't recorded a MTT tournament finished in cash for over eight full months, since his 547th place finish in the 2018 WSOP Main Event for $23,940. Phil now resides at 12th place of the list with $26,267,283.
Top 10 list looks as following:
1 Justin Bonomo $44,626,825
2 Daniel Negreanu $39,830,195
3 Erik Seidel $34,782,419
4 David Peters $32,628,532
5 Fedor Holz $32,556,379
6 Bryn Kenney $30,654,182
7 Daniel Colman $28,925,059
8 Jason Koon $27,911,824
9 Antonio Esfandiari $27,728,437
10 Dan Smith $27,704,822