Phil Ivey ho was born in California in the year 1976 is currently referred to as the world’s best Poker player getting 5 WSOP Bracelets. With winnings in excess of $6 million, he is a maven among others. At a point in time he even won approximately $17 million for the Corporation when he played against Andy Beal a popular mathematician and billionaire who is known for his consistent challenge of top poker players. The following is a list of ten things you need to know about Phil Ivey and his game.
1. Phil Ivey is a hopeless romantic. Grew up in New Jersey. He got married to his high school sweetheart even after making so much money.
2. He won Amarillo Slim and Phil Hellmuth in the Pot-Limit Omaha Event in the year 2000 at the young age of 23 winning his 1st World Series of Poker (WSOP) title. This was just the beginning as he went on to win three World Series of Poker titles two years later.
3. He has won one World Poker Open (WPO) tournament, two Commerce and Bellagio tournaments.
4. In the year 2005, while most people were giving thanks for their thanksgiving meal, Phil Ivey was giving thanks for his first $1million win from the 2005 Monte Carlo Millions. As if this wasn’t enough, he went ahead to win an extra $600k the next day, at “The FullTiltPoker Invitational Live from Monte Carlo.” finishing first.