General Information about Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey was born on February 1, 1976 in Riverside, California. At the age of three, his family moved with him to Roselle, New Jersey. He grew up very close to Atlantic City, which did not seem to prevent him from dreaming of becoming a professional player. Because even at an early age, he began to proclaim. Phil has warmhearted memories of his grandfather, who taught him to play 5-Card Stud, while playing secretly wrong. The deterrent did not work because Phil was passionate about poker.

For a few years he spent playing games at home, where a friend of his father’s hosted, to further develop and refine his immense innate talent. Phil got a cover name and called himself Jerome Graham. He quickly became a fixture at the poker tables at Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. It seemed he would never go home, earning him the nickname “No Home Jerome.” At the age of 20, he finally moved to Atlantic City and went with 21 years with his alias name directly to the shift leader, which was taken with a smile. “No Home Jerome” finally left the casino and Phil Ivey appeared on the scene.

Online Poker and other achievements

While tournaments were quite successful for him and they are always a challenge for him, Ivey shows his true skills in live cash games. Of particular note here is that he won over $ 16,000,000 in the 2006 game against Texas billionaire Andy Beal. He also won online substantial amount of money at Full Tilt Poker, from 2007 to 2010, about $ 18 million.

Ivey is also a well-known philanthropist. He gave $ 50,000 to the nonprofit organization Empowered 2 Excel in Las Vegas in 2008. He also founded the Budding Ivey Foundation, named after his grandfather Leonard “Bud” Simmons. This organization collects money for various charitable purposes. These include literacy programs for children and provision of food for the homeless.

Phil Ivey Bracelets at the WSOP

Year Buy-in Tournament Players Price Money
2000 2500 $ Pot Limit Omaha 100 195.000 $
2002 1500 $ Limit 7 Card Stud 253 132.000 $
2002 2500 $ Limit 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo 126 118.440 $
2002 2000 $ Limit S.H.O.E 143 107.540 $
2005 5000 $ Pot Limit Omaha 134 635.603 $
2009 2500 $ Deuce to Seven Draw Lowball 147 96.367 $
2009 2500 $ Omaha/Seven Card Stud HL/8 or Better 376 220.538 $
2010 3000 $ H.O.R.S.E. 478 329.840 $
2013 A 2200 A$ Mixed Event 81 51.840 A$
2014 1500 $ Eight Game Mix 485 166.986 $

Some of the best moments of Phil Ivey on TV

last updated 09.10.2023