“The Tiger Woods of Poker”
Poker Player Bio:
At age 27,
Phil Ivey is said to have a decade of professional poker experience.
That’s quite an accomplishment, and says a lot about the
changing demographics of serious poker today. A decade ago,
most poker rooms were 90% old timers. Today there’s a
lot more young blood. The demographic has shifted, and this
is creating quite a change in the industry. Somewhat inadvertently,
Phil Ivey has become a sort of icon of this change.
grew up in New Jersey, and cut his teeth early on in Atlantic
City. Apparently before focusing on poker professionally, Phil
was an accomplished video game player. That, in itself, shows
what’s changed in the world of poker. It’s an exciting
time in a historic game.
his first World Series of Poker title at age 23, and followed
up two years later by winning a record-tying 3 tournament bracelets
in 2002. In addition to being a proficient tournament player,
Phil Ivey is also an active live money game player.
Website: Coming Soon!
on Phil Ivey on the Web:
Rosario networks with all the pro players, and she takes notes.
Make sure to check out the profile
she put together on Phil.
check out this article entitled, “Phil
Ivey: Poker’s Next Big Name.”
Poker Open – Jan. 2003 –2nd - $290K
Championship – Apr. 2003 – 3rd - $253K
WSOP Pot Limit Omaha – Apr. 2000 – 1st - $195K
WSOP 7-Card Stud – Apr. 2002 – 1st - $132K
WSOP 7-Card Hi/Lo (limit) – Apr. 2002 – 1st -
WSOP S.H.O.E. (limit) – Apr. 2002 – 1st - $108K
WSOP No Limit Holdem (main event) – May 2003 –
10th - $83K