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 thinks every time before he bets and this gets him to the Final Table.
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.
Ivey atleast wins with class.
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.