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November 9 Countdown - 2 days: Phil Ivey used a fake ID

Tags: final table, kevin schaffel, november 9, phil ivey, wsop.
Posted on 05 November 2009 by "T".

Phillip "Phil" Ivey was born in Riverside, California February 1, 1976. When he was only 3 months old he and his family moved across the country to Roselle, New Jersey. Phil's grandpa taught him to play poker when he was just a kid, Phil then crafted his game playing skills amongst his co-workers at a New Brunswick, New Jersey telemarketing firm in the late 90's.

Used a fake ID
When Phil was around 17 years old, he started going to Atlantic City to play poker for money. Of course he was too young to enter any of the casinos, but thanks to a fake ID card with the name "Jerome" on it he managed to get in. Phil used to play for 16-17 hours straight at the casino and sometimes he missed the last bus home so that he had to sleep on a bench near the casino. The casino staff used to call him "No home Jerome" because of that.

"My name is Phil"
When the day finally came when Phil Ivey turned 21 years old and could enter all casinos legally, he went to his favorite casino and told them "My real name is Phil". The casino staff just though it was funny and didn't get angry on him for using a fake ID card.

Great poker career
Phil Ivey has had a great poker career so far. He's one of the top 3 players through all time who have won the most money in live tournaments. Phil has won not less than 7 bracelets in different WSOP events, and on Saturday he has the chance to win his 8th bracelet. Phil is the big favorite to win the Main Event according to many investigations that have been made, both online and offline. Whether or not he lives up to the expectations will be very interesting to see!


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21 comments for "November 9 Countdown - 2 days: Phil Ivey used a fake ID "

 MANUEDO05/11/2009 13:58:36 GMT
Jerome or Phil makes no difference.
The only champion at final table this year.
He's back, not a lot chips but his poker skill is absolutely over average.
I think he will play pushing and pushing to double up immediately: all or nothing
 Yuki55505/11/2009 14:51:25 GMT
Akenhead is very good 2, dont underestimate him ( i voted for ivey Tongue)
 Btownd8705/11/2009 16:26:52 GMT
Jeff Shulman is always dangerous. Look out for him to win.
 Lutenatik05/11/2009 20:17:08 GMT
GO JEROME X) U can win it Big Smile
 s1m0nmp05/11/2009 21:05:51 GMT
Jerome or Phil doesn't really matter, how his name is... the guy is already a poker legend... go Ivey... unfortunately he doesnt have a great amount of chips, but hopefully he does double up... that would be so much cooler and interesting to watch
 EimsbushKing05/11/2009 23:18:17 GMT
the young everest player from france played very well so far.

i pick him to win.
 Plexo05/11/2009 23:59:50 GMT
OMG. He should return all his ilegal winnings!!!
I can't imagine how many donks were busted by Ivey.

They deserve justice!!!!!!! Tongue
 outlawz_7hw06/11/2009 00:14:54 GMT
jeff shulmans gona win it
 jevo06/11/2009 01:22:35 GMT
Ivey/Akenhead either one doesn't matter

may the best man win
 Janiman06/11/2009 08:11:46 GMT
I think Phil Ivey is gonna finish in 4th or 5th place... and I think Begleiter is going to win the main event.
 ih8usukouts06/11/2009 14:20:19 GMT
lol, reminds me of when I had my fake ID. My friends and I thought it was the greatest to be able to buy alcohol and go sit in a bar and hit on older woman. My name wasn't Jerome and never thought about sneeking into a casino. Well, I can't wait to see how Phil (Jerome) and Jeff do.
 blazingpf06/11/2009 15:16:49 GMT
]Posted by ih8usukouts:
lol, reminds me of when I had my fake ID. My friends and I thought it was the greatest to be able to .buy alcohol and go sit in a bar and hit on older woman. My name wasn't Jerome and never thought about sneeking into a casino. Well, I can't wait to see how Phil (Jerome) and Jeff do.

yea definitely memorable memories huh lol
Big Smile
 SuperNoob06/11/2009 16:30:02 GMT
those casino guys can't make out between 21 yr old and 17yr old, isn't it what they get paid for lol,
anyway gl jerome , lol i mean gl phil
 Harry929508/11/2009 16:30:08 GMT
Oh well
 GeneYuss10/11/2009 03:30:24 GMT
That's a funny story..I heard it before but didn't hear the part about Ivey missing the bus. I guess he must have been tired. I would have continued playing or do something else until morning bus, isn't everything in Vegas open 24 hrs?
 males16/11/2009 12:08:22 GMT
"go home jerome"

ahaah.great new, im happy to have read it
 wardy3216/11/2009 22:51:22 GMT
haha cool read really like the part about the fake id reminds me of a player i know but wasnt as lucky Smile
 bladdy20/11/2009 23:20:25 GMT
haha, he's kinda funny
 BhStaljin01/12/2009 04:36:13 GMT
O man I love that guy,because of him poker not so boring
 Larrosa04/12/2009 09:03:14 GMT
Ivey is just the best for real , the best inda world.
 Nettan04/12/2009 18:00:14 GMT
Ivey i my idol

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