Tied WSOP Record winning three gold bracelets in one yearFive Gold Bracelets Total in Four Different Events:2000 $2500 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Champion2002 $1500 WSOP 7 Card Stud Champion2002 $2500 WSOP Stud H/L Champion2002 $2000 WSOP S.H.O.E. Champion2005 $5000 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha ChampionWon $500,000 at First Ever Live televised event in the USA20th on WPT Money List: $1,152,896Six WPT Final Tables11th on All-time Money List19 Cashes at the WSOPWSOP Earnings: $1,468,293Total Tournament Earnings: $4,392,669Cash Game Accomplishments:
There isn't a high limit player in the world that works harder or works more than Phil Ivey. Phil's biggest strengths are his ability to "outlast" his opponents while playing marathon sessions. Phil will rarely quit if there is someone willing to continue. He excels playing long hours and is an excellent short handed player.He plays in the biggest cash games in the world on a regular basis where million dollar swings are the norm. Phil has arguably won more money playing poker in the last five years than anyone on the planet. Both his tournament and cash game skills are well respected amongst his peers.Best Game:
7 Card Stud. Phil cut his teeth on the game playing $1-$5 stud at the Taj. Within about six months he was already playing in the $75-$150 games.Worst Game:
Omaha H/L. It's hard to call it his worst game because he's come along way in the game. It's probably his worst game by default really.Strengths:
Endurance, creativity, focus, shorthanded skills, dedication. You could go on and on about Phil's strengths really. He is a student of the game and the fact that he respects all of his opponents skills is what keeps him sharp. He takes no one lightly.Weaknesses:
No real poker weaknesses to speak of. What remains to be seen though is whether or not he can keep up this torrid and exhausting pace for years to come. If he's not careful he could run himself ragged and burn out too early. He needs to make sure that he takes enough time away from the game to keep him interested.Cash Games: 10Tournaments: 9Emotional Stability: 9 Heart: 10Short Handed: 10 Ring Game: 8.5No Limit Hold'em: 9Other Notes:
Phil doesn't spend much time worrying about what others think of him. His priorities are winning money at poker. Since he plays in the biggest cash games in the world that means a smaller tournament schedule. He isn't in this game for the fame or noteriety, he is in it for the money all the way. He doesn't do any self promotion whatsoever, but the public is fascinated by his skills and his presence at the table which makes him one of the most popular players in the game today. He's not one to talk about how great he is... he simply proves it.