With roots in New Jersey, Phil spent much of his early poker career learning and perfecting his game in nearly every form of poker possible.
|04-08-2013||$2,200 - World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific - 8 Game (9th Bracelet Win)||1||$54,252|
|01-27-2012||$250,000 - Aussie Millions Poker Championship - No Limit Hold'em||1||$2,058,948|
|07-03-2009||$10,000 - WSOP Main Event - No Limit Hold'em||7||$1,404,014|
|02-23-2008||$9,900 - WPT Championship - LA Poker Classic - No Limit Hold'em||1||$1,596,100|
Phil Ivey's Biography
Although a well-known tournament player, Ivey’s bread and butter stems from high stakes cash games. Prior to 2011, Phil was No. 1 worldwide in terms of online cash game earnings with an impressive $19.24 million.
At present, only three players in history have won more bracelets at the World Series of Poker than Ivey. His nine bracelet victories span just about every variant of poker offered at the WSOP.
Ivey’s three bracelet wins in 2002 tied the record for most bracelets won in a single WSOP. In addition, Phil finished third in the first ever $50,000 HORSE Event in 2006; also known as the Poker Player’s Championship.
His record on the World Poker Tour is equally as impressive with nine WPT final tables and one victory at the 2008 LA Poker Classic. His nine final tables is top in the WPT and his $3.37 million in WPT earnings is 12th all-time for the tour.
While he has won just about every poker title conceivable, the WSOP Main Event still eludes him. Phil’s deepest run in the Main Event was a November Nine appearance in 2009 where he finished seventh; however, many feel that it is just a matter of time before he takes down poker’s grandest prize.
In addition to his success in the World Series of Poker and on the World Poker Tour, Phil has been highly successful in high roller events. In 2010, he finished runner-up in the $100,000 Challenge at Aussie Millions and earned over $553,000 in prize money. He followed that up in 2012 with a victory in the $250,000 Challenge at Aussie Million, earning just over $2 million.
While his 2012 score was impressive, his best career was yet to come. In February, Phil took down the LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge at Aussie Million and earned $3.58 million.
Phil currently sits second on poker’s All-Time Money List with $21.52 million in tournament earnings. At 37, Phil is a guaranteed Poker Hall of Fame inductee once he reaches the minimum age requirement of 40.