Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey


born February 1, 1976 U.S.A, California

Often called the "Tiger Woods" of Poker, Phil Ivey is a genius player in his own right. No matter what type of game, he has excelled in them all. From being a child whose father though teaching the game tried to deter him from going all out, Phil has seen the ups and downs that come with being a Poker pro. His is a saga that is filled with lots of losses but turned into a fairy tale story once he found his mark in professional poker. The turning point in his life came when he married a girl whom he had met at his day job.

As happened with many up and coming players, the chance to play in the World Series of Poker gave him a chance to redeem himself and his talent came to the fore subsequently. He has a number of World Series of Poker bracelets that number around five for each of the tournaments that he has finished in the top ten. Along with this the number of times his earnings crossed the 1 Million dollar mark has also increased.

Though looking like a kid out of school, Phil Ivey is nonetheless a tough as nuts player who makes amazing moves on the Poker table. His conquest of several gifted and feared opponents has ensured that he remains one of the best for them professionally. He was known as "No Home Jerome" for the fact that he never seemed to be tired of playing poker and going home. However he has a very pleasant personal life and continues to prosper professionally and personally.

In a field of sport that has very few all round players, he is one of the players who can boast to have played in almost all the categories of poker. He is respected for his talent as well as his ability to excel at any form of Poker. His winnings from tournaments are in the $9 Million mark and he has earned more from his other game options. He is also seen at the FullTilt online poker room and makes it a point to spend some time at the low bet tables as well and gives tips and advice to them. As a matter of fact, the FullTilt online poker is one of his sponsors.

Though he does not play much of cash games, he is nonetheless a player for the occasion and has played in several of the big ticket events including his appearance in "The Corporation" game against Texan billionaire Andy Beal. This is one famous appearance where he netted close to a Million dollars in one appearance. He also participates in the "Poker after Dark" series that is aired by NBC. He has made some good winnings here as well.

Many critics say that Phil Ivey has the potential to make it to be the greatest player of all time. Thus, his reputation and his ability are sure signs for him to make him the best player in the world today.

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