Phil Ivey Plays Online Poker at Full Tilt

Phil Ivey a New Jersey native began his professional poker career in Atlantic City, where he also met and married his high school sweetheart. One of the under 30 set in the poker world Phil won his first WSOP of Poker bracelet at just 23, when he beat out Phil Hellmuth (also known for his youth, as well as his arrogant attitude and uber tight poker play.

In that same 2002 WSOP event, a Pot Limit Omaha poker tournament, Phil also had to beat out the pioneer skills of Amarillo Slim. Just 2 years later, in 2002 Ivey took home three more of those extremely coveted WSOP bracelets, in addition to two major Bellagio wins, a World Poker Open cash and two Commerce tournament victory's.

In 2005 Ivey took down two more WPT final tabes and placed second place in a World Series of Poker Circuit Event held at Harrah's hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The poker star now held five World Series of Poker Bracelets, one of which included the years $5k Pot Limit Omaha tournament.

You might say the young poker pro was on a bit of a heater, or you might just admit it, Phil Ivey's got skill. Ivey took home a $1 million prize pool after wiping out all of the competition in a Monte Carlo Millions Tournament. Without even recovering from that rush, Phil took down another $600,000 prize pool by finishing first place in the Invitational not more than 24 hours after the Monte Carlo Event.

By January of 2006, everyone who knew anyone in the poker world knew who Phil Ivey was, and he was being honored through out the industry. Phil won awards from All In Magazine, who named him Player of the Year. Bluff Magazine also bestowed recognized Ivey's achievements. During the same month, Ivey was recognized also by the UK Gaming Awards.  Shortly thereafter, Phil took second in the WSOP Omaha Hi-Lo tournament and third in the granddaddy tournament of the WSOP events, H.O.R.S.E. Phil Also took 4th in the $5k Horse event that year.

By February 2008 Phil gleaned his first WPT Championship, taking down the Los Angeles Poker Classic. This win in particular was a big deal to Phil who had previously final tabled in seven WPT events. So the curse was broken the bracelet won and Phil became one of the top ten names as far as tournament cashes. Phil Ivey plays exclusively at Full Tilt Poker joining Chris Ferguson, Eric Lynch and Scott Montgomery on Team Full Tilt