Phil Ivey - First of the class
Phil Ivey is a famous poker pro with seven WSOP bracelets under his belt and the all-time record
for most live tournament prize money ever won, nearly 13 millions dollars at the time of writing.
Phil is admired by poker fans and pros alike, due to his outstanding skills and his
Versatility is a rare quality among poker players, and Phil is thought to excel at all forms
of poker: online poker, live poker, ring games, tournaments, Texas Holdem, Omaha, Stud and Draw poker.
One form of poker where Phil Ivey is truly a master is Omaha Poker, as Phil has three WSOP bracelets in that
Phil Ivey, great Omaha player
Phil Ivey appeared on the poker scene at the young age of 24 in 2000 when he won his first WSOP bracelet,
in the $2,500 PLO event, earning $195 in the process.
Phil later added to his Omaha titles by taking down the same PLO variation but in the $5,000 event in 20005,
and the 2009 $2,500 mixed game
- 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo event.
Phil Ivey has numerous tournament titles and final tables, and Omaha seems to be one of his favorite games
given his extraordinary results, overall and in Omaha. For example in 2003 he won the $2,500 Omaha Hi/Lo event
at the Bellagio Five-Star WPT.
Phil is as feared in live tournaments as he is in online ring games at
Full Tilt Poker.
As one of the original designer of Full Tilt, this online poker room is like a second home to him. They even
named the entire high stake games section after him: "Ivey's Room".
There you can see Phil at the PLO tables, in stakes ranging from $50/$100 to $500/$1000.
For example Phil likes to play heads-up PLO versus Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies at the $500/$1000 level. In one hand, Phil was sitting with $167k versus Ilari's $133k. After the pot was reraised to $9,000 pre flop, the flop came Qd2hQs. After a series of reraised, the two players were all in at the flop.
Phil showed Qh3dKsAd for a set of queens ace high, while Ziigmund showed 8c8dKcqc for a set of queens king
high. Statistically Phil had 82% of winning and the 2d3s did not change Ilaris' fate.
Phil Ivey did not flinch when he won the $266k pot. Just pocket change for his bankroll.