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 Extract Value from Phil Ivey

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

Borgata Requests Dismissal of Phil Ivey Counterclaims

The Borgata Casino filed a new pleading in the edge sorting case versus Phil Ivey requesting that the poker champ's counterclaims be dismissed.

Phil Ivey's Borgata Babes Argument Proven Valid?

There appears to be some validity to Phil Ivey's argument that the Borgata Babes are designed to give the casino a greater edge by distracting gamblers.

Live Poker Events, 2 years ago

Top Moments From Aria Super High Roller Bowl

The Aria Super High Roller Bowl was a $500,000 buy-in event aired on NBC and was presented by Poker Central. Review some of the action between top pros.

The Day Brian Hastings Took Isildur1 for $4.2m

Brian Hastings took Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom for $4.2 million in one PLO session. Bloom had ran it up over the weeks taking on Dwan, Ivey, and Antonius.

Phil Ivey Claims Borgata Gains Edge with Booze and Babes

Phil Ivey claims Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino aims for an advantage on profits in whatever way possible including flirty waitresses and alcohol.

Evidence Mucked in Phil Ivey Edge Sorting Case

The Borgata Casino admitted that disposing used casino playing cards is standard procedure and did so with regard to the Gemaco decks in the Phil Ivey edge sorting case.

Phil Ivey Files Countersuit Versus Borgata

Phil Ivey countersued the Borgata Casino over the edge sorting case, claiming that the cards utilized were destroyed by the casino, harming his defense against the allegations.

Phil Ivey No Show for WSOP 2015

So far, Phil Ivey has been a no-show at the World Series of Poker 2015, skipping event the $50k Players' Championship

"Six Plus Hold'em" Promoted by Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan reveal some information about a new game of poker they've been playing called Six Plus Hold'em.

Phil Ivey's Edge-sorting Partner Loses Case in Connecticut

Phil Ivey's edge-sorting partner, Cheung Yin Sun, had a lawsuit dismissed in Connecticut in which she and two others won over $1 million but didn't get paid.