Hometown: Las Vegas
Country of Origin: United States
Phil Ivey is a force to be reckoned with at any limit and any game. He was born on Feb. 1, 1976, in Riverside, California. By the age of 16, he told his family he was going to become a professional gambler.
Ivey has seven World Series of Poker bracelets, in the 2000 pot-limit Omaha, 2002 seven-card stud eight-or-better, 2002 S.H.O.E., 2002 seven-card stud, 2005 pot-limit Omaha, 2009 2-7 lowball and 2009 Omaha/Stud eight-or-better events. He took home $1 million in the 2005 European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Millions event. Some of Ivey's near-wins include second place in the 2006 EPT Barcelona Open, third in the 2006 WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, and second in the 2006 WSOP Omaha eight-or-better event. Ivey has also made eight final tables in World Poker Tour events and finally snagged his first title at the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic. For that win, he received nearly $1.6 million.
In 2009, Ivey continued his dominating run through the WSOP by making the final table and becoming a member of the November Nine.
Ivey is married to his high-school sweetheart and resides in Las Vegas. He is a founding member and representative of Team Full Tilt.