Poker - is forever
American professional player, very famous in the poker world, winner of nine bracelets World Series of Poker bracelets. Phil Unofficially regarded as the best poker player of today in the world.He is known and it quite incredible good luck - despite the fact that Ivey does not try to count the game is not working on statistics and not too many analyzes, it is possible to simply sit down at the card tables and win.
Born Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr.. (Phillip Dennis `Phil` Ivey Jr.) in 1976 in Riverside, California (Riverside,California). However, he grew up in the New Jersey (New Jersey), where he moved with his family at the age of three months. Also in New Jersey during adolescence Ivey started playing poker, but in the late 1990s, it already knew as a strong and fearless player.
In 2002-m the name of Phil thundered in the poker world - one year he was able to win three bracelets mirovoyserii World Series of Poker. Following were several more brilliant victories in tournaments like the Bellagio and the World Poker Open.
Very important was for Ivy 2005 - he was lucky to get two WPT final table, and his official prize of $ 635 603. By the way,namely in 2006, Ivey played in Limit Texas Hold`em against Texas billionaire Andy Beal (Andy Beal), and it was a game for millions - then Phil has won more than $ 16 million over the three days.. It was after this, Andy Beal vowed never to play.
2007 and 2008, Phil spent playing mostly on the money, staying away from the tournament, and in 2009-he won several tournaments - in No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball and No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball.
Eighth bracelet World Series of Poker, Phil won in 2010, and the last - in 2013.
Currently, Phil Ivey lives in Las Vegas (Las Vegas). It is known that in 2009, after moving to Las Vegas, Phil began divorce proceedings with egoenoy ,with whom they lived together for seven years. Finally, the divorce was signed at the end of the same year.
It is also known that many Ivey plays online - online PokerStars his nickname allegedly RaiseOnce.
Ivey is involved in many charitable projects, so that in the spring of 2008, he donated $ 50,000 to the needs of low-income families ,and later became the founder of the fund `Budding Ivey Foundation`, a non-profit organization whose activities are aimed at preventing poverty, educational programs and help the homeless.
Behind the Scenes of Phil Ivey is considered to be today, if not the strongest, one of the strongest poker players in the world.He is not writing books about the game and its strategy and recognized that he had never read the books of others, but the results are staggering Phil sometimes at the card table. It`s called lucky and lucky, however, in addition to luck, poker - it is also a strong will, patience and the ability to play with dignity