Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey, real name Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr. is widely regarded as one of the best poker players to ever grace this earth.

Biography

Phil Ivey, real name Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr. is widely regarded as one of the best poker players to ever grace this earth. His massive personality and phenomenal poker skills have taken him to the top of the poker world throughout the past 20 years. To try your hand at becoming one of the best, we suggest Carbon Poker for USA players. He was born in Riverside, California on Feburary 1st 1976, and started playing poker around his twenties were he got his first nickname "No Home Jerome" come from the ID he used to play at the local casino and later on he got the nickname "Tiger Woods of Poker".

It was from here Ivey started to hone his skills and slowly start to become noticed as a very scary opponent.

"The Corporation" vs Andrew Beal

Perhaps one of the most notable stories surrounding Ivey’s poker career is that of his Heads Up battle with billionaire banker Andrew Beal back in 2006. According to several reports around that time, Ivey and Beal played three days of poker against each other, with Ivey coming out on top with a cool $16.6m profit. This whole saga stemmed from an ongoing battle between Beal and several top players for many years before that, in which the players then decided to club together, coin themselves ‘The Corporation’ and take on Beal. It was also reported that the $16.6m win meant that ‘The Corporation’ had won back $10m they had lost to Beal previously and added the $6.6m to their bankroll as a whole.

World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour

Phil Ivey have had a glorious poker carrier having won ten World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets as well as one World Poker Tour (WPT) Final and also appearing nine times at the final table.

Awards

Ivey was named Poker Players of the Year by "All In Magazine" in 2005 and 2009

As TheHendonMob reports Phil Ivey has accumulated more than 23 million dollars from tournaments alone, and over $10m in online winnings. A big percentage of this money came from other regular high stakes players such as Patrik Antonius, Viktor Blom, and Tom Dwan.

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Phil Ivey Taking His Time to Call Jason Mercier

Phil Ivey takes unusually long time to make the call against Jason Mercier

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Phil Ivey in Tricky Spot vs Daniel Negreanu

Phil Ivey facing tricky river decision against Negreanu

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Online High Stakes - Phil Ivey in Three Way Pot

Phil Ivey playing a big three way pot on Full Tilt

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Dan Cates trying to get Phil Ivey to pay him off in a bit of a tricky spot

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Phil Ivey Going Runner-Runner on Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu with (some more) bad run in high stakes cash games

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Online High Stakes - Ziigmund and Phil Ivey Doing Flips

Just some standard $100k flips: Phil Ivey & Ilari 'Ziigmund' Sahamies

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Best of the Best - Biggest Phil Ivey vs Tom Dwan Confrontations

Seven of the biggest confrontations between Phil Ivey and Tom 'durrrr' Dwan

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Big PLO Pot - Phil Galfond, Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey

Huge action hand between three of the best: Phil Ivey, Phil Galfond and Patrik Antonius

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Online High Stakes - Isiludr1 vs RaiseOnce

Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom in a big pot vs Phil 'RaiseOnce' ivey

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Pot Limit Omaha Draw Chasing

Galfond and Ivey trying to catch up against Antonius

Daniel Negreanu: What Would You Do vs Phil Ivey?

​Daniel Negreanu takes us into the PokerStars Shark Cage to analyze a hand between Phil Ivey and Jennifer Shahade.

Phil Ivey Granted Appeal

Ivey has now been granted one final appeal in the Supreme Court, the last gasp left between him and having to give up on his arguably ill-gotten gains barring, perhaps, the intervention of HRH.

Ivey vs Negreanu: Mind Games

Which one of these stars of poker will go home with the $1 million prize? Watch and see.

Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey Go To War

The hand between two of poker's best players was analyzed on the latest episode of "Poker Hands With Doug Polk."

Outrageous Indulgences of Poker Millionaires

Let’s take a look at some of the most ridiculous purchases of the poker millionaires club!

Ivey Fights Borgata for His $9.6m Baccarat Winnings

​It was never going to be easy to get Phil Ivey to return the almost $10million winnings from his now infamous Borgata baccarat case.

Who Stakes Tom Dwan?

There are a few candidates for Dwan’s bankroll/backer Mr Big role, but let’s get the potential horror stories out of the way first...

Phil Ivey Was ‘Cheating’ Says UK Appeal Judge

Phil Ivey’s recent run of bad beats in the courts continued when his appeal against a London casino over winnings of £7.7million was rejected by three Court of Appeal judges.

Ivey Loses $9.6 million Borgata Case

New Jersey judge found that Ivey and his partner in an edge-sorting plan had breached their contract with the Borgata casino in Atlantic City.

Pokers Biggest Losses

For some players, sum of $10k is simply pocket change – enough to pay for a weekend away somewhere or even fuel for their private jet!