I think Phil Ivey wins alot of pots against novices in tournaments alone simply through fear, does that make him a great player or a great oppurtunists? That said, he's amazing, and his play at the Monte Carlo (esp the multiple reraising with nothing that one hand) this year was phenomonal. The only time Ive seen him play bad was heads up in this past year WSOP NL$1500, he seemd tired/disinterested. Also, he got lucky against Moneymaker on the turn with a 3 outer in that WSOP 2003 Main Event, so it was only fitting for Chris to hit the river for a 4 outer. Other than Ivey, I really like Kid Poker (his instincs are alien), and Mike "The Grinder" Mizrachi has been playing great as of late.