Phil Ivey’s career at the poker table has been filled with an innumerable amount of highs, with World Series of Poker bracelets galore and millions of dollars in cash game winnings decorating his resume. Off the felt, however, it seems as though Mr. Ivey has met his match in is ex-wife, Luciaetta, who seems hell bent on squeezing every chip possible out of him. The Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog brings you all the messy (and juicy) details.
As the biggest event on the poker calendar kicked off yesterday, you’d think it would be impossible for any other poker story to overshadow the World Series of Poker. Lo and behold, Phil Ivey, arguably the biggest name and best player in the game, accomplished just that with a simple press release. Poker’s biggest star has announced that he will be boycotting the WSOP this year!
When you’re good, your good. As though determined to solidify (even more) his place and reputation as the best poker player alive, Phil Ivey claimed yet another World Series of Poker bracelet this week, giving him a career total of 8. This ties him with Eric Seidel for 4th on the all-time bracelet-winner list, behind poker luminaries Johnny Moss (9), Johnny Chan (10), Doyle Brunson (10), and the leader Phil Hellmuth (11).
I’ve picked a few select pros to watch and listed them below along with the REASONS they should be watched at this year’s World Series of Poker. Here are the first 5; the next 5 will come tomorrow.