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Phil Ivey has not played well enough this year as far as tournament play or finals that we have found to be posted on the Internet or on TV. That is the main reason for no new postings lately for this news reporting site (if you have them please send to ).

Phil getting to the final table 

Phil works hard to get to the final table. He finished in the top 3 at the WPT championship, finished 2nd in the WPT money, and finished 2nd at 2 WPT events. This guy is probably the best player in the circuit. At least when he's focused. Lately I suspect he has lost some focus because the cash games he plays in are so big, its hard for him to bring the A game for several long days in the hopes of winning an amount comparable to one days typical swing.
Phil thinks every time before he bets and this gets him to the Final Table.


Phil Ivey has burst onto the poker scene the last couple of years and is now considered one of the top poker players in the world and many people consider him to be the future of the game. Although he is often referred to as the "Tiger Woods" of poker, it is a name he is somewhat uncomfortable with. "Tiger is the best at his game. I'm not there, yet" says Phil.
At only 27 years old, he has been playing poker professionally about 10 years. He is a focused player who often places high in the money in a lot of the tournaments he plays in.
Phil finished 10th in the 2003 World Series of Poker.
The reason he did not finished better was because Chris Moneymaker made higher full-house to beat him. Originally from California but living in Atlantic City, he is a strong seven card stud player in addition to being a strong No Limit player, as evidenced by his win at the 2002 World Series of Poker and his placement at the final table in the 2003 event.


Check out this other site about Phil Ivey.


Don't expect unconnected Medium and Low Cards will play for you. This includes suited cards that can't flop a straight and both ends of a straight.


I saw Phil on TV this past year and he must have made the final table 5 times, thats more than I've seen from other players. He does look like Tiger Woods, and he is the best player right now.


Study your opponents, especially when you are not playing hands and can pay careful attention. Do they find more hands to play than they fold? Do they bluff? Can they be bluffed? Do they have any tells that disclose information about their hands?
Ivey atleast wins with class.
Don't draw to the low end of a straight. If a 9-8-7 flops, you want to be playing the J-10 and not the 6-5. The low part is commonly called the ignorant end. Watch out for uniform flops, like 9-8-7, they can easily turn into straights that can overtake your high pair or other good hand.


Texas Holdem Tips:
Strategy Play medium strength and other playable hands from the later positions if you have a good chance of seeing the flop at a reasonable price. Play strong high hands most of the time, and play them very aggressively. Take all the raises you can get. Your aggressive play before the flop can add credibility to any strong play you might want to use on the next round if a garbage flop falls and you want to try a steal. If you get a lot of action with a threatening flop, fold your high pair. Vary your play to confuse and bewilder the other players. If you play every hand the same way, you risk being labeled a robot by your fellow players and you won't get any respect at the poker table. Not only that, you'll have to endure all the poker articles and player remarks about how easy you are to beat in Holdem poker because you're so predictable. Fast play high pairs and very strong hands before the flop. This puts more money in the early pot and encourages weak hands to fold that could get a lucky flop and beat you. Slow playing your strong hands can cost you money in the long run because other players will then know when your hand is weak.
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Lyle Berman
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Charidimos Demetriou
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Bob Feduniak
Bruno Fitoussi
Noli Francisco
Alan Goehring
Clonie Gowen
Barry Greenstein
Gus Hansen
Brian Haveson
Jesse Jones
John Juanda
Phil Ivey
Mel Judah
Marvin Karlins
Richard Karn
Richard Kelly
Ronald Kirk
Curt Kohlberg
Erick Lindgren
Shane Muscarello
Ming Na
Paul Phillips
Mimi Rogers
Ron Rose
Mark Seif
Barry Shulman
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