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Phil Ivey quits poker

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Posted on 01 April 2011 by "T".

 

Some really sad news hit the poker world this morning: Phil Ivey has decided to end his poker career! According to Full Tilt Poker, a press release with more information and a personal "goodbye message" from Phil Ivey will be sent out in a few hours. The reason why he has decided to stop playing poker so early in his career comes as a big shock to most people, but not to one of his closest friends....

 

"Phil has been tired of poker for a long time and it was just a matter of time before he would stop and make it official. According to what Phil told me a couple of days ago, he will now focus on his other big interest in life, politics. Yes, believe it or not! Phil has a genuine interest for politics and he has told me that the aim is to run for the governor post in Las Vegas within the next few years." writes Howard Lederer in a forum thread.

 


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 mgabesz01/04/2011 17:15:35 GMT
Yes, it is quite weak joke. GL all guys and probably meet him at Face The Pro.
 Bubidb01/04/2011 18:25:54 GMT
aprils fools
 crazyhorse9901/04/2011 19:19:59 GMT
I don't know if I believe this yet !!!!!
 dealmeout101/04/2011 20:56:29 GMT
me too a think i coming back Smile
 andy552101/04/2011 21:56:03 GMT
Absolute joke, if you believe this then you will believe anything, it is the 1st of april, everyone knows its a joke so why post this bullcrap.
 Jackjin01/04/2011 23:36:07 GMT
wtf..he would never do Blink best player ever... happy april Blink
 Fingers02/04/2011 01:55:11 GMT
he couldnt quit poker if he tried hahahahah APRIL FOOOOOOLS
 3ntimadator02/04/2011 06:49:27 GMT
Phil loves the game to much to quit... Also, He averages 1,000,000 a month in poker earnings... Thats not counting his sports betting...
 SuperNoob02/04/2011 07:00:48 GMT
you could show me this on any other day than first april and i still wont believe this.
and even if he decides to quit, he'll be back in a month or so . once addicted to poker its for life Tongue
 Fackinas02/04/2011 07:41:25 GMT
Poker players can not leave the tables.. Telling from my experience even u want to quit after 0.5-1yr. u would like to play some poker and it starts again Big Smile I am not independence for poker but it is very interesting hobby .
 MarcWinz02/04/2011 09:53:17 GMT
I think it is Howard who wants to run for govenor in Las Vegas - seems like it could be a good job for him.........Lets all sponsor him and see if we can make it come true !!!
 SimonBolivar02/04/2011 10:52:14 GMT
Pretty funny guys, poker is much to serious to joke about. Blink
 timborep02/04/2011 14:34:10 GMT
if thats actually a joke its not funny forum maybe but to throw it in the news with the rest of it is just in bad taste, besides how old are we now 9 and a half come on.
 TRIVAA02/04/2011 18:21:43 GMT
haha nice one xD
 Jewcifer02/04/2011 18:37:02 GMT
"Jerome 4 Gov?" LOL. Yeah, that's a weak 1. Hell, didn't get divorced so he could play more poker? Something like that... he'll never quit
 maloqueiro02/04/2011 19:07:42 GMT
boa noticia de lº de abril !
 notonthis02/04/2011 19:55:27 GMT
u will bemissed
 kickinureass02/04/2011 20:14:42 GMT
IF HE QUITS THEN DAM , cause i want 2 play him for a braclett one day . SO HANG IN THER TIGER
 Fakiry02/04/2011 21:18:58 GMT
Very nice joke this one! But, thinking about jokes, i guess he would be a very good politician. Think about what most politicians do: find a way for people to like and vote on them so they can win the place/job they want. Then they just have to turn good news about them in the most known and talked about, and to turn the bad news to be forgotten fast. How? Making more things that will turn into good news. So, Phil is now achieving more good news about them (poker related) than bad news. If he would do in politics as he does in poker, he would be just fine, perhaps even trying to defeat Arnold Schwarzenneger in California after passing for Vegas! Smile Smile Smile Smile
 Hajinnho02/04/2011 22:56:05 GMT
what i like most is that there really are people that still believe )or pretent to) that Ivey will quite poker to be a politician.
 cr0wD04/04/2011 09:42:15 GMT
he can send me all bucks
 Fackinas04/04/2011 10:38:50 GMT
He wont sent you any bucks because even he would leave poker why he should do this ?;D I would like to use it for my self ..;] It would be funny to know how much FTP points and (or) how much $ he have in poker account
 mazas04/04/2011 12:52:59 GMT
good aprils 1 -st joke
he loves poker he live in poker he never leave it
good luck and have fun Tongue
 emilszczaw04/04/2011 13:33:19 GMT
the best poker player?! sick, i hope he will change his mind. Once he will notice that politics is dirty, he will back to poker. I'm sure
 loserx1315/04/2011 10:33:02 GMT
Even if, powers forbid, Phil Ivey never sits the felt for the remainder of his hopefully long, long haul, to suggest that he has quit poker is akin to proposing that land animals 'quit' the seas, or that human beings 'quit' the nomadic life. We all grow, we all evolve and seek the full experience of life. Phil Ivey can no more quit poker than I can quit my ancestory.That said, I am grateful for those many moments, watching the wunderkind work his formidable 'magic'. We should wish him well, wherever his path should lead.

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Even if, powers forbid, Phil Ivey never sits the felt for the remainder of his hopefully long, long haul, to suggest that he has quit poker is akin to proposing that land animals 'quit' the seas, or that human beings 'quit' the nomadic life. We all grow, we all evolve and seek the full experience of life. Phil Ivey can no more quit poker than I can quit my ancestory.That said, I am grateful for those many moments, watching the wunderkind work his formidable 'magic'. We should wish him well, wherever his path should lead.

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Oh, and to those unused to dealing with community or merchant organizations all the way up to Capitol hill..., politics and poker are like twin brothers.

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