A Brief History of Pro Poker Player Phil Ivey

Pro poker player Phil Ivey has dominated tournaments and real money gatherings for 20 years. As one of the youngest successful competitors in the industry, he has shown no signs of slowing down, and many believe he'll continue to lead the industry in the future.

Phil Ivey's Career

He got his start by taking the bus to Atlantic City every day, eventually developing a bankroll that helped begin his successful professional career. He is the youngest competitor to hold nine World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets. He has finished first place in many WSOP games as well as the Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic. He also has bracelets in Pot Limit Omaha from 2000 and 2005. Additionally, he has appeared in nine World Poker Tour (WPT) final tables, and has earned the WPT title. However, his biggest pot was claimed at the LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge at Aussie Million where he won $3.58 million. When he is not scoring big at tournaments, he can be found at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas competing in the $4,000-$8,000 mixed-cash session that is also known as the "Big Game". If anyone doubts his successes, they should look at his bank account! With nicknames such as "No-Home Jerome" and "The Phenom", it's no surprise that his tournament claims exceed $20 million, with nearly $5.3 million of that coming from cash at the WSOP.

"The Phenom" and His Style

Ivey, a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Buffalo Bills, will often wear his favorite basketball jerseys, known by fans as "slam dunks" to games and tournaments. His suave demeanor isn't just reflected in his clothes, it's also part of his table strategy. While he is known for his extreme focus, he is also known to play aggressively. He clearly learns from his past wins and losses because he integrates new tricks and strategies into every game. It's obvious that he really takes the time to practice poker whenever he has a spare moment to hone his skills. Many believe that one day he will win it all at the WSOP.

At just 38 years old, pro poker player Phil Ivey is just getting started in the industry. From cash games to high-roller events, he continues to wow audiences with his suave style and calm yet aggressive table strategy. "The Phenom" is currently busy winning live-money games, as well as competing at his personal table at an online casino. It's obvious that he will undoubtedly win big at his next tournament.