Poker Player Profile: Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey poker player
Name: Phil Ivey
Nickname: "Tiger Woods of poker"
Birthday: February 1, 1976
Birthplace: Riverside, CA, USA
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Phillip D. Ivey is an American professional poker player who has won five World Series of Poker bracelets and has a World Poker Tour title, making the final table there a record eight times.

Despite now focusing more on cash games than tournaments, his tournament accomplishments include winning three bracelets at the 2002 World Series of Poker, tying Phil Hellmuth Jr, Ted Forrest and Puggy Pearson for the most wins in a single year.

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. In addition to his five World Series bracelets, Ivey has had great success in the WSOP Main Event. He placed in the top 25 three times from 2002 to 2005, with the fields growing substantially each year. Ivey finished 23rd in 2002, 10th in 2003, and 20th in 2005.

Ivey has also reached a record eight final tables on the World Poker Tour. 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 $1,596,000 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 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").

Ivey is part of the design team for Full Tilt Poker. He can occasionally be found playing online at Full Tilt, playing high-stakes cash games up to $500-$1000 no-limit and $2000-$4000 limit.

Source: Wikipedia

Trivia: Phil Ivey

  • Has won five WSOP bracelets before the age of 30.
  • Regular winner in "The Big Game", a high-stakes poker game at Bellagio, Las Vegas.
  • Won three WSOP bracelets in one year, 2002. Tied with Phil Hellmuth, Ted Forrest and Puggy Pearson for most WSOP bracelets won in one year.
  • Won $536,000 against Phil Hellmuth in a Chinese poker game at the EPT Grand Final 2007.

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