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Embarrassing Moment For Phil Ivey

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Posted on 14 December 2012 by "T".

The most poker players usually recognise the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel. Believe it or not, but Phil Ivey, who many consider the world's best poker player, had no clue who Duhamel, 25, was until he was seated next to him at a featured table during a $100,000 buy-in EPT event earlier this year.

Ivey: "Hello, what's your name?"
Duhamel: "Jonathan..."
Ivey: "Nice to meet you."

Daniel Negreanu, who sat at the table, couldn't believe his ears and told Ivey: "He won the main event last year."

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 qzmag14/12/2012 14:18:25 GMT
Maybe he knew who was Jonathan , but he wanted to make him distract from poker .... it can be a strategy. Or just didn't remeber about him.
 TheMachineQC14/12/2012 14:21:22 GMT
But Duhamel did win other tournaments and made a lot of final tables too. Actually I think it's just Phil Ivey who isn't playing as much as he used to before the full tilt poker scandal.
 nipitiri314/12/2012 14:24:01 GMT
lol ivey is comedian . but yeah why he should know every single poker player in da world
 RoninHarper14/12/2012 14:43:58 GMT
Rotfl What a great way to put someone on tilt. um who are you? did you ever play pker before? oh way you won a WSOP. well congratsulations.
It was a very interesting way to say you are not even good enough to be on my radar Smile
If it was a technique it was an interesting one.

Ronin Harper
 Fakiry14/12/2012 14:50:26 GMT
It’s funny to see that Phil Ivey didn’t have a clue about who Jonathan Duhamel was. I got curious about how Phil did at the WSOP Main Event in 2010, and I found the explanation for him not to know anything about Duhamel: He was ”dramatically” eliminated during Day 2b. First he had QQ and went all-in pre-flop against Yuji Masaki’s KK, got a Q on the turn but the river brought a K. Then he got so short he only lasted a few more hands, and in the end, when all-in, he even mucked the loosing hand, going away from the room through the employees-only exit. Daniel should pay more attention to the winners of the tourneys he enter than Phil, as he also got out sooner than expected - during Day 3, after suffering a big cut on his stack because of a bluff from a young Eric Carr. The table was AQJ74 with 15k on the pot. Carr bet 11k, Negreanu thought and talked a lot and decided to fold, and Carr showed 63. Then he got J8 with a AJ8 flop, but the turn brought a K and his opponent showed Q10 for a straight.
 Weenie14/12/2012 15:06:25 GMT
yea I saw it already, it really made me laugh Big Smile Even I could recognized him.. But I dont think that Phil Ivey use to watch poker in TV too much so if he didnt met him on some tournament before, its normal that he didnt recognize him Smile
 rv14/12/2012 15:20:43 GMT
Why everyone so shocked. If I were Ivey and have zillion $$ to spend on booze and hookers I wouldn't even know what year it is.
 Mober14/12/2012 15:53:15 GMT
Anything could have happened.
Like Ivey with the money he has won so far cares about things like that. I wouldnt.
Or he just wanted to start titling they guy, or making him feel uncomfortable
iin the hands between them Smile
 thefly13114/12/2012 17:49:48 GMT
I think he was playing a game there pretending he did not recognize Duhamel.

It was just a great thing he did at the table, looks better than lots of pokerhands to see the faces of Duhamel and Negreanu

The best bluff of the tourney
 Macubaas14/12/2012 20:20:55 GMT
I think a lot happend in the life of ivey this past years so i guess he really was not up to date with the action...

Not sure if for many this is a big deal or not but i do not think it really matters that you don't know who an opponent is even he is pretty popular, thats my opinion.
 MarcWinz14/12/2012 20:46:25 GMT
To be fair I would imagine sitting down next to Ivey and he saying to me "Hi, whats your name?" I would reply "It's Marc & whats yours?" I think that would wind him up enough,,,,,,hehe One day eh!!
 Greenmohave14/12/2012 22:16:43 GMT
Oh well! Until you've actually been in the situation it's hard to explain. I mean have you ever had someone from your past come up and start talking to you and you can't remember who they are so you just play it off. I guess this is a bit different since there's the popularity thing here.
 teddybears7314/12/2012 22:36:49 GMT
haahahahaha, " have you played before", classic,anyone think he meant that or was he on a wind up.
whatever it was funny Smile
 SirPoncho15/12/2012 00:21:25 GMT
the follow up comment from negreanu is the best:
"he (ivey) wasnt around for some times at the wsop "
made me laugh so hard
 jovicakralj15/12/2012 00:23:08 GMT
Well, he knows for sure who Duhamel is! I have a proof!
At one point Ivey sad:"oh, you won WSOP, this year?"
And I watched FT of WSOP this year and Ivey was there and watching it all the time + he was watching because of Merson who is his boy (sponsored by his new site). Since Merson won, there is NO WAY that Ivey would say that siriously since he knows who won it this year. Just wanted to play with his head I guess.

And for all those guys that says that it wouldnt be strange that Ivey dont know who duhamel is I strongly dissagree. Its like you ask Shumaher who Fetel is and he dont know...
 ierons16/12/2012 09:46:39 GMT
"Maybe he knew who was Jonathan , but he wanted to make him distract from poker .... it can be a strategy. Or just didn't remeber about him."

Haha agreed ! just comedy and strategy ...
 remco250416/12/2012 10:45:08 GMT
Phill Ivey just doesnt care about lots of things obviously.

He has to much money to spend,vacations,gambling,flying round the world etc.

See how much you care about who wins the WSOP final if you have 100 million $
 victoryv11116/12/2012 14:20:55 GMT
 Cliffem16/12/2012 20:18:34 GMT
This made me LOL even m.e champ does'nt make it on to Iveys radar

Great bit of commentary at the end
 Maliace18/12/2012 12:37:36 GMT
nice to meet you , lol
 adikumasinac18/12/2012 14:28:00 GMT
hahahaahhaah ivey try to be fun i think, but maybe he is try new strategy hahaahahah. IVEY IS TO SMART for this i hope Big Smile
 milagrosaz21/12/2012 22:22:27 GMT
Phil Ivey

Play around LOLOLOL

Ivey at the Million Euro Challenge
Nickname(s) The Tiger Woods of Poker
No Home Jerome
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Born February 1, 1976 (age 36)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 8
Final table(s) 28
Money finish(es) 51
Highest ITM
Main Event finish 7th, 2009
World Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 9
Money finish(es) 13
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 2
Information accurate as of 19 June 2012.
Phillip Dennis "Phil" Ivey Jr.[1] (born February 1, 1976) is an American professional poker player who has won eight World Series of Poker bracelets, one World Poker Tour title and appeared at nine World Poker Tour final tables. Ivey is regarded by numerous poker observers and contemporaries as the best all-around player in the world today.[2][3][4]
Contents [hide]
1 Poker
1.1 Live poker
1.1.1 World Series of Poker
1.1.2 World Poker Tour
1.1.3 Other notable tournaments
1.1.4 Cash games
1.2 Online poker
2 Personal life
2.1 Philanthropy
3 Notes
4 External links

Ivey first began to develop his poker skills by playing against co-workers at a New Brunswick, New Jersey telemarketing firm in the late 1990s. One of his nicknames, "No Home Jerome", stems from the ID card he secured to play poker in Atlantic City, New Jersey in his teenage years.[5] His other nickname is "the Tiger Woods of Poker".[6]
[edit]Live poker
[edit]World Series of Poker
Ivey's tournament accomplishments include winning three bracelets at the 2002 World Series of Poker, tying Phil Hellmuth Jr, Ted Forrest, and Puggy Pearson for most tournament wins in a single year (Jeff Lisandro has also since tied the record).[7] Ivey also has bracelets in Pot Limit Omaha from 2000 and 2005. In 2000, he was the first person to defeat Amarillo Slim heads-up at a WSOP final table.[8] In addition to his eight World Series bracelets, Ivey has had great success in the WSOP Main Event. He placed in the top 25 four times between the 2002 World Series of Poker and the 2009 World Series of Poker. Ivey finished 23rd in 2002, 10th in 2003, 20th in 2005 and 7th in 2009.
In 2009, Ivey won his 6th bracelet in the $2,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Event of the 2009 WSOP. He defeated a field of 147 players to catch his bracelet. He won a very long heads-up battle against John Monette. He then proceeded to win another bracelet in the $2,500 1/2 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 1/2 Omaha Hi/Lo event besting a field of 376 people. He defeated Ming Lee heads-up. While winning the $2,500 1/2 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo - 1/2 Omaha Hi/Lo event he also managed to place 22nd in the $5000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-better despite only playing during the breaks in the Stud/Omaha event.
In the 2010 World Series of Poker, Ivey received the most votes for the Tournament of Champions.[9]
At the 2010 WSOP Ivey won his eighth bracelet in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event in a final table made up of other notable players, which included Bill Chen (2nd), John Juanda (3rd), Jeff Lisandro (5th) and Chad Brown (8th).[10]
Between 2002 and 2009, Ivey finished among the top 25 players in the Main Event four times, in fields ranging in size from 600 entrants to just under 7000.[citation needed] Ivey finished 10th in the 2003 WSOP Main Event (one place short of the final table), and 7th in 2009. In 2009 his A♣ K♠ lost to Darvin Moon's A♦ Q♠ when a queen paired Moon on the flop; he ended with winnings of $1,404,002.
With eight World Series of Poker bracelets, Ivey is currently tied with Erik Seidel for the fifth most of all-time. Also, at age 34, he was the youngest player to ever win eight (Phil Hellmuth was 39). In addition, no other player has accumulated eight bracelets more quickly; it took Ivey only ten years from the time of his first bracelet to his eighth (Johnny Moss took 11 years). He is also the all-time record holder for most bracelets won in non-Holdem events, with all 8 of his victories coming in non-Holdem events. His 2010 win gave him the lead over Billy Baxter.
On May 31, 2011, Ivey announced he will not be playing in the 2011 WSOP: "I do not believe it is fair that I compete when others cannot... until a solution is reached that cements the security of all players, both US and International, I will, as I have for the last six weeks, dedicate the entirety of my time and efforts to finding a solution for those who have been wronged by the painfully slow process of repayment."[11][dead link]
World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2000 $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha $195,000
2002 $2,500 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo $118,440
2002 $2,000 S.H.O.E. $107,540
2002 $1,500 7 Card Stud $132,000
2005 $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha $635,603
2009 $2,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball $96,367
2009 $2,500 Omaha Hi/Lo / 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo $220,538
2010 $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. $329,840
[edit]World Poker Tour
Ivey has also reached nine final tables on the World Poker Tour. He has lost several of these WPT events by being eliminated while holding the same starting hand each time, an ace and a queen. Nine out of the twelve times Phil Ivey has cashed in a WPT event, he has also made the television final table. During the sixth season of the WPT in February 2008, Ivey made the final table at the LA Poker Classic at Commerce Casino that included Phil Hellmuth and Nam Le, eventually capturing the $1,596,100 first prize and putting an end to his streak of seven WPT final tables without a victory. Ivey has earned close to three million dollars in WPT cashes. Ivey made his debut on the European Poker Tour in Barcelona, September 2006. He came to the final table of nine as the chipleader, but he eventually came in second to Bjørn-Erik Glenne from Norway.
World Poker Tour Titles
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2008 $10,000 L.A. Poker Classic $1,596,100
[edit]Other notable tournaments
In 2006, Ivey was enticed to London to participate in The London All Star Challenge of the inaugural European Poker Masters. Not only Europe's first-ever independent poker tour, the EPM boasted the best lineup of players ever seen in Europe. As one of the favorites, Ivey made it to the final table to finish seventh, and collected £6,700 ($12,534). In November 2005, Ivey won the $1,000,000 first prize at the Monte Carlo Millions tournament. Just one day after, Ivey took home another $600,000 for finishing first at "The FullTiltPoker.Net Invitational Live from Monte Carlo". His six opponents were (in reverse finishing order) Mike Matusow, Phil Hellmuth, Gus Hansen, Chris Ferguson, Dave Ulliott, and John Juanda.
On the January 22, 2007 airing of NBC's Poker After Dark, Ivey won the $120,000 winner-take-all "Earphones Please" tournament by eliminating Mike Matusow, Tony G, Andy Bloch, Phil Hellmuth and Sam Farha. On the April 15, 2007 airing of NBC's "National Heads-Up Poker Championship", Ivey was defeated by actor Don Cheadle. The loss marked the third consecutive year Ivey had been eliminated in the first round from this tournament. His streak ended in 2008, when he advanced to the semifinals, losing to eventual champion Chris Ferguson. Phil Ivey took part in seasons three and six of GSN's High Stakes Poker.
On January 29, 2012 Ivey won the Aussie Millions A$250,000 High-roller event, defeating Patrik Antonius heads-up for a prize of A$2,000,000, at the time placing him 2nd in the all-time career tournament earnings. Ivey had also placed 12th at the Aussie Millions main event for a prize of A$100,000.[12]
As of 2012, his total live tournament winnings exceed $16,000,000.[13] $5,294,840 of his total winnings have come from cashes at the WSOP. He is currently ranked 3rd on the all time money list, behind Antonio Esfandiari and Erik Seidel.[14]
[edit]Cash games
Ivey is a regular participant in the $4,000-$8,000 mixed cash game at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas (often referred to as the Big Game). In February 2006, he played heads-up Limit Texas Hold'em versus Texas billionaire Andy Beal. With stakes at $25,000/$50,000 and $50,000/$100,000, Ivey won over $16,000,000 over the course of three days, during a heads up match at The Wynn Resort. Ivey was playing for "The Corporation", a group of poker professionals who pooled their money and took turns playing against Beal. Earlier in the month, Beal had beaten the Corporation out of over $13,000,000.
[edit]Online poker
Ivey was part of the original design team for Full Tilt Poker. In May 2011, Ivey filed a lawsuit in Clark County, Nevada claiming Full Tilt had breached his contract. The suit asked for damages in excess $150,000,000, as well as for him to be released from his contract with the company.[15] Ivey voluntarily withdrew the suit on June 30.[16]
According to, Phil Ivey won $1.99 million on FullTilt in 2007, $7.34 million in 2008, $6.33 million in 2009 and $3 million in 2010.[17]
[edit]Personal life

Ivey was born in Riverside, California and moved to Roselle, New Jersey when he was three months old.[18]
Ivey resides in Las Vegas. In December 2009, Ivey and his wife, Luciaetta, filed a joint petition for divorce after seven years of marriage. The divorce was granted on December 29, 2009.[19]
Ivey is a Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, and Buffalo Bills fan and can often be seen wearing basketball jerseys. Ivey's hobbies include video games, prop betting and golf. He participated in the inaugural World Series of Golf, where he finished in third place.
In August 2012, Ivey was reported in the Daily Mail to have won £7.3 million (approx. $11 million) playing Punto Banco at Crockfords, a casino in London, but was refused payment beyond his initial £1 million stake due to suspicions of collusion.[20]
Ivey has given money to a number of charitable causes.[21] In March 2008, Ivey donated $50,000 to Empowered 2 Excel, a Las Vegas charity for underprivileged children, and later that week created the Budding Ivey Foundation, a non-profit organization to continue the work of his grandfather, Leonard "Bud" Simmons.[22] The foundation raised $260,000 (mostly for Empowered 2 Excel) at a July 3, 2008 charity poker tournament,[23] and is also involved in children's literacy projects and programs to feed the homeless.[24]
 RomanArt77722/12/2012 03:00:26 GMT
who is Phil Ivey? is he on the bankrollmob leaderboard?
 ayaraled23/12/2012 02:21:57 GMT
hahaha...thats funny.....ivey knows him for sure...maybe he just mislook and think it was jason mercer...good strategy though.....
 Kavaleits26/12/2012 17:06:02 GMT
To be honest, there is nothing surprising that Phil Ivey did not recognize Jonathan Duhamel, personally, I also just remembered Jonathan Duhamel name and surname, but how he looks I forgot Smile
The Jonathan Duhamel, is not one of the players that you often can see in TV!
But it was really funny Big Smile nice video!

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