Phil Ivey's Vital Stats:
Phil Ivey grew up in New Jersey and has won 8 World Series of Poker bracelets, the first in 2000 when he was only 23 years old. He lives in Las Vegas. His grandfather taught him to play five-card stud as a child and by 16, Ivey started playing for money. It wasn’t long after turning 21 that he became a poker pro.
Phil Ivey's Poker Nickname:
People sometimes call Phil Ivey the “Tiger Woods of Poker”.
Phil Ivey at the Poker Table:
Ivey is a quiet player, who always seems completely focused and is known for his piercing stare. He is considered to be one of the best poker players -- fellow pro Barry Greenstein considers him "the best tournament player in the world."
Phil Ivey's Notable World Series of Poker Wins:
- 2010 $3,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. event
- 2009 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better Event
- 2009 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw Event
- 2005 Pot-Limit Omaha with Re-buys Event
- 2002 S.H.O.E. Event
- 2002 Card Stud Hi/Lo Event
- 2002 Seven-Card Stud Event
- 2000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event
Where to Play Phil Ivey Online:
Phil Ivey plays exclusively at Full Tilt Poker,where he can be found about 10 hours a week.
Phil Ivey Trivia:
- Phil Ivey married his high school sweetheart, but they divorced in 2010.
- In 2002, Phil won three WSOP bracelets, tying Phil Hellmuth and Ted Forrest for the most wins in a single year.
- Phil Ivey won the first ever live-broadcast Hold’em tournament at the Turning Stone Casino American Poker Championship. It was his first no-limit Hold’em tournament win.
- In November 2005, Ivey won back-to-back poker tournaments in Monaco at the Monte Carlo Millions and the Full Tilt Poker Invitational Live tournament