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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Poker Superstars - Ivey and Chan's Bluffing War!

In this hand from the Poker Superstars Invitational Championship, Phil Ivey and Johnny Chan get into a bluffing war! Who will hold...

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PokerStars - Top 5 Poker Moments

Relive the greatest moments in televised PokerStars history, including Phil Ivey battling Daniel Negreanu heads-up, Victoria Coren...

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National Heads-Up Championship - Ivey Vs Amateur

Phil Ivey doesn't go easy on the amateur player and online qualifier Alisha Kunze in their first round match in the 2008 National ...

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Phil Ivey - A Commercial and Its Parody

Watch this commercial from Full Tilt Poker starring Phil Ivey - and then its great parody by Tim Harmston!

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National Heads-Up Championship - Laak Schooled by Ivey

Phil Ivey gives Phil Laak a schooling in this hand from their heads-up match at the National Heads-Up Championship filmed at Caesa...

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National Heads-Up Championship - Ivey Shocked With a Chop Pot

Phil Ivey isn't best pleased when he has to split the pot in his first round match with Chad Brown in the 2006 National Heads-Up C...

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Phil Ivey Shows Gus Hansen Who is Boss!

Phil Ivey makes a very strong play pre-flop against Gus Hansen in the Poker Superstars Invitational Championship

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High Roller Radio - Nolan Dalla on Poker's Superstars

Nolan Dalla, WSOP Media Director & author of "One of a Kind", talks to High Roller Radio about Poker Legends Phil Hellmuth, Phil I...

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The day that Tom Dwan Almost Bankrupted Poker's Elite

It's 2010, and poker is at its zenith. After crushing online games and becoming a tv star, one thing was missing for Tom Dwan to c...

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Heads-Up Championship - Ivey and Nguyen Both Flop Big Hands

Phil Ivey and Scotty Nguyen both flop a set during their heat of the National Heads-Up Championship at the Golden Nugget casino in...

Phil Ivey Net Worth

Phil Ivey net worth: According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, the 39-year-old American gambler has a fortune worth $100 million and it only continues to rise.

Top 5 Best Poker Players in the World

Top spot on the list goes to the perennial favourite - controversial Californian-born poker genius

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