Top 5 Best Poker Players in the World
Top spot on the list goes to the perennial favourite - controversial Californian-born poker genius
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.
Published 3 years agoOnline High Stakes - Ivey vs R-Quaresma - Biggest Pots
Selection of biggest pots from a high stakes session between Phil Ivey and 'R-Quaresma'
Published 3 years agoOnline High Stakes - Isildur1 and Phil Ivey Tangling
Phil Ivey and Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom tangling in the $450,000 pot
Published 3 years agoPhil Ivey and Stanley Choi at the Poker King Grand Opening
Phil Ivey and Stanley Choi giving a short interview during the Poker King poker room grand opening
Published 3 years agoPhil Ivey and Doyle Brunson Playing $10k Lodden Thinks
Ivey and Brunson in a big game of Lodden thinks
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 claims Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino aims for an advantage on profits in whatever way possible including flirty waitresses and alcohol.
Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan reveal some information about a new game of poker they've been playing called Six Plus Hold'em.