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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Bluffing War - Phil Ivey vs Paul Jackson

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Shark Cage - Ivey Floats Against Negreanu

Can Phil Ivey's hand improve after making a questionable call to a Daniel Negreanu check-raise in this hand from the Pokerstars Sh...

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HSP - Ivey Attempts to Bluff Veldhuis

Phil Ivey makes a big bluff attempt against Lex Veldhuis during a classic episode of High Stakes Poker

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High Stakes Poker - Phil Ivey Makes A Great Call

Phil Ivey makes a great call against Jason Mercier in this classic hand from High Stakes Poker

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2016 Aussie Millions - $100k Challenge Day 1

Action from Day 1 of the $100k Challenge High Roller from the 2016 Aussie Millions Championship taking place at the Crown Casino i...

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2016 Aussie Millions - Phil Ivey Plays A Huge Pot

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Drunk Poker Players - When Poker Becomes Funny

This could be you if you drink too much at the tables! Featuring Phil Ivey, Scotty Nguyen and more!

WSOP Announces Top 10 Finalists For Poker Hall of Fame

The World Series of Poker released a list of the ten finalists under consideration for the 2017 class of the Poker Hall of Fame.

Phil Ivey's Bodyguard Has Fist Fight in Bobby's Room

Well-known pro Jimmy Fricke tweeted about the incident and sparking a lot of interest in who the party on the receiving end might have been…

Phil Ivey Makes an Appearance in Las Vegas

Poker fans hoping to see Phil Ivey enter some WSOP events this summer may get their wish as Ivey was recently photographed in Bobby's Room.

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Macau Billionaire Poker Summer Showdown: The Largest Guaranteed Prize Pool in Asia!

All eyes may be on the 2017 WSOP in Las Vegas at the moment, but come late July and the Macau Billionaire Poker Summer Showdown will be the place to be.

Phil Ivey and Paul Phua: What is 'Short-Deck' Poker?

His relatively new website provides lots of information for poker players to improve their game and Paul Phua continues with that theme by sitting down with Phil Ivey.

Phil Ivey and Paul Phua: What Makes a Great Player?

The adrenaline-fuelled poker days which saw massive pots against his fellow nosebleed legends may be over for Phil – but he still loves the game.

Phua’s Tips From the Top

Paul Phua brings us the world’s best pros sitting on our shoulder handing out tips and advice. The first in his ‘Tips from the Pros’ videos features Ivey, Cates and Colman!

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Hellmuth, Ivey, Esfandiari, Holz Among 50 Booked for €111K One Drop

​The first ever €111,111 One Drop High Roller to be played in Europe is selling out fast as more than half the seats have already been filled.

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.