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Name: Phil Ivey
DOB: February 1, 1976
Alias: The Tiger Woods of Poker, No Home Jerome
Hometown: Absecon, New Jersey
Nationality: American
Total Winnings (as of Jan '07):
$7,800,000 (live tournament)
Notable accomplishments:
The first player to beat Amarillo Slim heads-up.
WSOP Highlights:
 Bracelet(s): 5
 Money finishes: 26
 Highest ITM main event finish: 10th, 2003
 *ITM = in the money, To place high enough in a poker tournament to get prize money.
WPT Highlights:
 Titles: None
 Final tables: 7
 Money finishes: 7
EPT Highlights:
 Titles: None
 Final tables: 1
 Money finishes: 1


Phil Ivey Biography

Phil Ivey is one of the top names in Poker today. Ivey honed his poker skills by playing against his co-workers in a New Jersey telemarketing firm in the late 90's. During his teenage years ivey used to "practice" in Atlantic City casinos using fake ID. In fact this is where his Alias "no Home Jerome" came from.

Despite the fact that Phil now concentrates on cash games than tournaments he has quite the list of tournament accomplisments. In 2002 he won three braclets at the WSOP which ties him with Phil Hellmuth Jr. and Ted Forrest for the most wins in a single year. Phil has also won braclets for Pot Limit Omaha in 2000 and 2005, finished in the top 25 three times at the WSOP main event from 2002 to 2005 (23rd in 2002, 10th in 2003 and 20th in 2005).

The WSOP hasn't been Phil's only source of tournament success. Phil has also had great success at the WPT by reaching 7 final tables. His best finish at a WPT event was in Season one World Poker Open in which he finished 2nd. Phil also finished in 2nd place at the 2006 European Poker Tour in Barcelona where he lost to Bjørn-Erik Glenne from Norway. This was Phils first apperance at the EPT.

Phile has had great success in Europe starting in 2005 when he won the $1,000,000 first place prize that the Monte Carlo Millions tournament. A year later Phile was playing by invitation in the London All Star Challenge which was the inaugural European Poker Masters tournament. This tournament featured the best players in Eurpoe and Phil made it to the final table to finish in 7th place. This finish was worth about $150,000.

Phil can be found playing in the "Big Game" held at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. Phil is a regular in this $4,000-$8,000 mixed cash game.

Phil is also a playing member of "The Corporation". The Corporation is a group of poker professionals who pooled their money and took turns playing against texas Billionaire Andy Beal. Beal had won $10 million dollars from the corporation in an earlier game. When Phil played Beal over the course of three days he walked away with 16 million dollars of Beal's money. The stakes f the game were $50,000/$100,000.

World Series of Poker Bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2000 $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha $195,000
2002 $2,500 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo $118,440
2002 $2,000 S.H.O.E. $107,540
2002 $1,500 7 Card Stud $132,000
2005 $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha $635,603

Personal life

Ivey resides in Las Vegas with his wife.

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