WSOP 2014: Player Plans
Every World Series is primarily about making money and winning titles. But during every Series, many players set their own personal goals and aims of different nature. We bring you couple of
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
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.
Some two weeks before the start of this year’s WSOP, Daniel Negreanu posted a bet offering on his Twitter, with really simple conditions: anyone who was willing to put up $5,000 or more could
Negreanu-Ivey bracelet bet was getting into the danger zone. The duo was slowly running out of tournaments to play, Negreanu had a couple shots but came short, and it seemed like Phil Ivey’s summer
Great majority of poker fans are aware of the fact that Phil Ivey is currently involved with two lawsuits. The first suit is Ivey’s against Britan’s Genting Group, where Crockfords Casino refuses
Although we are somewhat used to these highstakes report containing information about Gus Hansen’s losses, contrary to the trend, The Great Dane was able to pull off a decent weekend. After good
Last week saw Phil Ivey losing quite a sum, while Russian player Alexander 'PostflopAction' Kostritsyn continued amassing winnings. Monday continued in the similar fashion for the Russian, as he
As we slowly move away from the summer and into the autumn, the poker action will certainly heat up, and high stakes tables are unlikely to be an exception. Week before last saw Phil Ivey finally
Absence of Phil Ivey at this year’s WSOP APAC has been noticed by many, but great Phil had a good reason for his absence as his £7.7 million lawsuit against Crockfords Casino, owned and operated