Phil Ivey was born on February 1st, 1976 in Riverside, California United States. Phil Ivey is a professional poker player that has won five World Series of Poker bracelets and holds a World Poker Tour Championship title – where he made the final tables a record breaking 8 times. Phil Ivey’s nickname “No Home Jerome” originates from the ID card he used when he was younger to practice his poker during his teenage years. Phil Ivey has been compared to the Tiger Woods of Golf and is often called “The Tiger Woods of Poker” through his ability to dominate the poker tournaments as Tiger Woods does. Ivey’s accomplishments include winning 3 bracelets at the 2002 World Series of Poker Championships where he tied with Phil Hellmuth and Ted Forrest for the most winnings in a single year. Phil Ivey was the first poker player in 2000 to defeat Amarillo Slim at the World Series of Poker final table. Ivey won his first World Series of Poker title at the younge age of 23 when he beat his opponent Phil Hellmuth at the Pot Limit Omaha event. In 2002, Ivey won another 3 WSOP titles, two Bellagio tournaments, one World Poker Open tournament, two commerce tournaments, and more than 5 World Poker Tour tables.
Phil Ivey Tournament Bracelets
In 2000, Phil Ivey earned himself his first bracelet at the $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha taking home a prize of $195,000. Two years later in 2002, Ivey did it once again at the $2,500 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo winning $118,440. Later that year, Phil Ivey also won another bracelet at the $2,000 S.H.O.E. winning $107,540 in prize money. Phil Ivey did not stop there and went on to win his fourth bracelet at the $1,500 7 Card Stud tournament, winning another $132,000. Finally in 2005 $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha took his last bracelet winning a total of $635,603.
The year 2005 was a very good year for the rising professional poker player, with 2 more World Poker Tour final tables, and a 2nd place at the World Series of Poker Circuit Event. Phil Ivey won $1,000,000 for his first place finish at the Monte Carlo tournament and incredibly less than 24 hours later Ivey won another $600,000 for his first place finish at the FullTiltPoker event.
Phil Ivey has an impressive all encompassing track record going for him, and in January 2006, Phil received 3 notable honours by being named Player of the Year by All In Magazine, Bluff Magazine, and the UK Gaming Awards.
Phil Ivey Quick Facts:
Current Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
First Place Finishes: 16
WSOP Bracelets: 5
ProRank 1 Position: 8
Total Winnings: $8,949,083