Phillip Dennis Ivey Junior was born in Riverside, California on February 1 1977. He is a Professional Poker player who has won 10 World Series of Poker (W.S.O.P.) bracelets and One World Poker Tour ( WPT ).
He has been in the final of nine World Poker Tour tables and is one of the best poker players in the world. Fellow poker players refer to him as the “Tiger Woods” of Poker.
The stats of 2018 show that Phil Ivey had total tournament winnings of more than $26 million. $6.6 million comes from the W.S.O.P.
World Series of Poker Tournaments
When Ivey was 23 years old, he won his first W.S.O.P. bracelet by defeating Amarillo Slim, a fellow American Professional gambler.
In 2002 Ivey had a successful year winning large amounts in Split Poker, Limit Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo , Limit Seven Card Stud, and Limit S.H.O.E. He also came 23rd in the W.S.O.P. main event. By 2009 Ivey had already won 8 bracelets, and in the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament, he received the most votes for the Tournament of Champions. In total it took Phil Ivey only 14 years to get 10 W.S.O.P. bracelets, making him the youngest player in the world to win so many bracelets in the shortest time.
Where is he now?
Ivey was embroiled in several lawsuits over the years including a case from the Borgata Casino who claimed he cheated using a technique called Edge Sorting. On June 27, 2019, the U.S. Marshals served a writ of execution on Phil Ivey at the 2019 W.S.O.P. Tournament and seized his winnings towards payment to the Borgata.
He also had lawsuits with Full Tilt Poker for breach of contract and went through a messy divorce.
Nowadays he still plays poker professionally and is ranked 7th on the money list.