Phil Ivey opened his poker coaching site Ivey League in the beginning of 2014 and has since then produced poker training videos together with, for example, Patrik Antonius, Cole South and Griffin Benger. Last week, however, the site announced on twitter that they will no longer be posting new video content from May 1st and that they will refund yearly subscriptions.
Ivey League offered 3 types of memberships, with the most expensive one costing $75 a month.
It seems like the legal battle is never over for poker pro Phil Ivey. The most recent news about Phil Ivey and his case against the Borgata casino is that Ivey was ordered to give back to the casino what he and his companion had won worth $10.1 million, as compensation for breaching the casino contract. This order was brought out regarding Ivey's edge sorting case as reported in late December 2016.
Poker pro Phil Ivey and his friend is ordered to give back about $10.1 million that they won from the Borgata casino in Atlantic City while they were playing cards and using a technique called "edge sorting" to improve their chances of winning.
The decision that Phil Ivey had been waiting for many months has finally came, but it is not what he wanted to hear. He has just lost his £7.7M dispute against a London casino at the Court of Appeal, as a judge stated that his "edge sorting" technique was equivalent to cheating despite the fact that he was not dishonest.
After hearing the testimonials and contemplating the evidence from both parties in this rather complicated situation, a judge in the U.S. District Court has given out a split decision on the case involving the Borgata in Atlantic City and professional poker player Phil Ivey. The split decision has rendered any final financial decisions suspended in the air as to which of the two will emerge victorious.
The most expensive tournament in World Poker Tour history will be played at the WPT National Philippines in January 2016. The tournament will have a buy-in of $200,000 and, according to WPT.com, some of the biggest names in poker have already confirmed that they will be taking part.
Phil Ivey, 39, was denied his winnings of almost £8 million in August 2012 after playing a card game called punto banco at a casino in London. The owners of the Mayfair gaming club Crockfords declared that Mr. Ivey had been cheating and had broken the rules, thereby his win is not considered valid. Denying this, Mr. Ivey claimed that he utilized a completely legitimate technique called "edge sorting".
Phil Ivey is currently in court over the $9.6 million he won at Atlantic City's Borgata casino back in 2012 using a technique called edge sorting. The casino says that the technique used violate New Jersey casino gambling regulations, while Ivey says he won fair and square.
According to ESPN, Phil Ivey's attorneys filed a countersuit on Wednesday against Borgata, claiming that the casino had destroyed the decks of cards used when Phil Ivey won nearly $10 million playing Baccarat in 2012 while using a controversial technique called edge sorting. Borgata filed a law suit in April after learning that Ivey lost the case (worth about $12 million) against Crockfords Casino in London.
Poker King Club, the home of some of the world's biggest cash games, was relocated from StarWorld Casino to The Venetian Macau in September last year. Due to refurbishment works being carried out since the re-location, the poker club used a temporary space until the official re-opening last Friday.
As you probably already know there will be no $1,000,000 tourney (Big One for One Drop) at this summer's World Series of Poker, however, there will be a $500,000 buy-in event called Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) in the beginning of July - just days before the 2015 WSOP Main Event begins.
In July 2014, high-stakes poker profiles Daniel "jungleman12" Cates and Phil Ivey paid $1 million each to bailout Richard Yong and his son Wai Yong, who both stood accused of accepting illegal bets on 2014 FIFA World Cup. Richard Yong was later freed from all charges, and now Cates has received his $1,000,000 bail money back + an extra $63.
Incredible! Phil Ivey has just won his third $250,000 Challenge at the Aussie Millions! In 2012, he bested a field of 16 entries for AU$2 million, two years later he outlasted 46 entries to claim a AU$4 million first-place prize, and this time he defeated a field of 25 entries over two days of play to lay hands on AU$2.2 million!
The $250,000 Challenge is currently underway and there are only three players remaining of twenty-five entries: Doug Polk, Mike McDonald and Phil Ivey, who is in the big lead with 3.7 million chips to McDonald's 1.6 and Polk's 795k. Believe it or not but Ivey won this event both in 2012 and 2014. Now, he has a fantastic opportunity of winning a third title! Pretty amazing when you think about it.
The next player to hit the rail with take home AU$1,041,400, second place pays AU$1,592,500, and the last man standing will get just about AU$2.2 million! Check back in a few hours for a final table recap!
The Main Event has been narrowed down from 668 entries to 30 players after 3 intensive days of play at Crown Melbourne. Raiden Kan finished Day 3 with the chip lead (1,775,000), but all eyes will be on defending champion Ami Barer (443k) and two-time AU$250k Challenge winner Phil Ivey (439k) when Day 4 kicks off.
Another three players entered the Main Event just before the start of Day 2. This means that this year's Main Event drew a field of 648 entries that created a AU$6,480,000 prize pool, of which the top 72 finishers will receive a share (the winner will get AU$1.6 million).
Day 1c of the 2015 Aussie Millions AU$10,600 Main Event drew a field of 356 players, which means that the total field of this year is 642 (26 less than last year). However, registration is open until Day 2 so the final number will be announced in tomorrow's update here on Bankrollmob.
Crockfords' lawyers successfully convinced the high court in London that Ivey's edge-sorting technique, which the 10-time WSOP bracelet winner used to win £7.7 million playing Baccarat last year, wasn't legitimate. Judge John Mitting said that Ivey's technique used was considered as cheating under civil law.
In August 2012, Phil Ivey won a massive £7.7 million playing Punto Banco at Crockford's. The 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner asked to have his winnings wired, but the London-based casino only transferred his initial £1m stake as they suspected him of cheating by using an edge-sorting technique (exploited errors in a deck of playing cards in order to gain an advantage against the house). Ivey admitted that he had used the strategy and said that it wasn't cheating.
There have some incredible games running at Full Tilt Poker in the last few weeks. Last week was no different, including Saturday's games where big names such as Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Gus Hansen, Alex "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn, Niki Jedlicka and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates battled each other at the nosebleed tables. The latter, Daniel Cates, ended up winning an incredible $677.4k on Saturday!
In case you missed our article on July 16, Paul "MalACEsia" Phua and another seven people were arrested by FBI agents at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas about 2 weeks ago for allegedly taking part in an illegal betting operation. Las Vegas Review-Journal, the site that broke the news, released more information on the case yesterday.
2,571 players sat down at the tables at the Rio All-Suit Hotel and Casino for Day 2C of the 2014 WSOP Main Event on Tuesda. Once concluded after 10 hours of poker action, the legendary Phil Ivey was on top of the hill with a great stack of 505,000 chips which puts him on top of all fields! Some 1,400 players survived to Day 3C!
The C-field had a lot of famous poker icons when it started. Some of which were eliminated during Day 2 including Phil Hellmuth, Gus Hansen, JC Tran, Gerard Pique, Andreas Hoivold, Dutch Boyd, Joe Hachem, Matt Salsberg and Daniel Colman. However, Daniel Negreanu made it and, although his stack is very shy (39,800), is ready for Day 3C!
John Hennigan Wins Event #46: The Poker Players Championship
The $50,000 Poker Players Championship, one of the most prestigious tournaments of the 2014 World series of Poker, concluded on Saturday after five long days of play. The last man standing at the end of it all was Johh Hennigan, a long-time pro from Philadelphia, who received his third gold bracelet along with $1,517,767 in prize money! This win marked Hennigan's third straight cash in the Poker Players' Championship, including a third place finish last year!
Simply amazing! Phil Ivey won his 10th WSOP gold bracelet on Friday night in the $1,500 Eight-Game Mix tournament! Besides the bracelet and the $166,986 prize money, Ivey won considerably more in side bets made on the proposition of him or Daniel Negreanu winning a bracelet this year!
The 2014 World Series of Poker features 65 unique events and will run May 27 - July 14. Two players that will be fighting extra hard for a bracelet this summer are Team PokerStars ProDaniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey.
In case you have been hiding under a rock for the past few months, we are happy to inform that the one million dollar buy-in event BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP will be back at the 2014 World Series of Poker after a year of absence. The event will take place over three days, from June 29 to July 1, 2014, with all play being filmed for television.
We all know that Barry Greenstein is one of heck of a poker player, both live and online. However, not everyone knows that he is very good at maths and that he used to be extremly good at computer science and golf!
The latter is something the 59-year-old Team PokerStars Pro wrote passionately about in his latest blog "My Golf Career". Barry wrote, for example, that he started playing golf at the age of 12 and that he won the caddy golf championship only 2 years laters. Check out the entire blog below to find out more (psst... there will be some stuff about Phil Ivey!).
Cards are in the air at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to WPT's website, 7 players (Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Cates, Jeff Gross, Max Altergott, local player Kinesh Pather, and back-to-back Alpha8 champion Philipp Gruissem) have registered for the Day 1 of the $100,000 buy-in tournament.
The Aussie Millions AU$250,000 Challenge attracted 46 entries this year. Phil Ivey was one of the players who fired only one $250k bullet and he made it to Day 2 with 622k chips (7th place). He then made it to the eigh-handed final table with the second smallest stack (976k), but he played very well and (after several hours of play) made it to heads-up againstIsaac Haxton(PokerStars Team Online).
Event #8: €25,600 High Roller, the final bracelet event at the 2013 WSOPE in Paris, kicked off yesterday and attracted 75 entrants. The first day lasted for six levels and approximately 62 players made it through the day. Canada's Sorel Mizzi will be leading the way with 268,800 chips to the second day, and not far behind are big names such as Scott Seiver (248,200), Antonio Esfandiari (229,000) and Phil Ivey (182,800)
The cards will be back in the air at 1.00 PM local time and registration will remain open for the first 5 levels, so hopefully Phil Hellmuth will join in on the action and take a shot at bracelet number 14!
Only 7 players of 337 entries remain in the €2,200 9-handed No-Limit Hold'em event after two days of action-packed poker. Erik Seidel will lead the remaining squad of players to today's final table where a first prize of €148,820 is put aside for the winner.
Another 5 players entered the second day of Event #3: €5,300 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em and brought the total field size to 140, which means that the event has a prize pool of €672,000!
Now, there are only 16 players left (all guaranteed €14,905 each) after two days of play and Noah Schwartz is the chip leader with 262,000 (109 big blinds) heading into Day 3. Nine-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey also made it through to Day 3 with 90,500 chips, so he has a decent chance of winning a 10th gold bracelet!
Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry saw 659 entries and the remaining 9 players will return to play later on today and battle it out at the final table - where a first prize of €129,700 and a WSOP gold bracelet are at stake!
It's been reported that Viktor "Isildur" Blom was the player that profited most of the cashgame highstake players last week. Blom made a profit of close to $2 million after a pretty long down swing. On the other side of the spectrum, Phil Ivey is topping the minus league of last week.
When 14 of 2,017 players returned for the final day all eyes were on Phil Ivey, even as Taylor Paur held the chip lead. But Mr. Ivey didn't get many minutes in the spotlight as he was the first player to be eliminated (14th place ). Once Phil Ivey was out of the picture, all eyes were on Taylor Paur, who made it to the final table as the chip leader.
While most poker players think €100,000 is an awful lot of money, there are some who have the bankroll to use it for a single tournament. On Monday, the 2013 EPT Monaco Super High Roller (€100k buy-in) kicked off and saw, believe it or not, 48 entries. Phil Ivey was in for two bullets, but still he wasn't among the 29 players who survived the day.
Jason Mercier had better "luck" than Mr. Ivey. He bagged up 1,183,000 chips and has about 1 million more than his closest opponent - Sorel Mizzi. Here are few other big names who made it through Day 1: Viktor Blom, Sam Trickett, Erik Seidel, Faraz Jaka and Scott Seiver.
There's €4,900,000 in the prize pool at the moment, but most probably it will pass the 5 million mark today as registration close at noon. It will be interesting to see if Phil Ivey makes another attempt!
Last week, Phil Ivey, 36, filed a lawsuit against Mayfair club Crockfords at the High Court in London for refusing to give him the £7.8 million he won there in August last year playing Punto Banco, a game based purley on luck.
On Sunday, Daily Mailreported that Crockfords Casino, the oldest casino in Britain, refuses to pay Mr. Ivey because they believe he and his companion (a Chinese women who is banned from at least two casinos around the world due to alleged cheating) could 'read' the back of the cards and get a huge edge against the house.
American poker pro and high roller Phil Ivey still hasn't received the money he won at Crockfords casino (London) in August last year. Ivey, who has 9 WSOP bracelets to his name, won £7.8 million playing Punto Banco at the casino in question and the casino management assured him that the winnings would be transferred to his bank account before August 28th.
Aaron Lim is the latest champion at Crown Casino in Melbourne. The 26-year-old Australian poker pro bested a field of 167 players in WSOP Asia Pacific Event #4 ($5,000 NLHE Six Max) and collected a first prize of $233,800 - along with a WSOP gold bracelet. This marked his second win of a major tournament this year. That's right. Lim took down the 2013 PokerStars.net APPT Seoul Main Event last month for $111,000! Very impressive!
"It's huge," Lim said following the win. It's at my second home, Melbourne's my second home. I'm incredibly honored to be the first Australian to take down a bracelet. I was a bit concerned when Americans took the first two, then Ivey took the third, so it is lucky number four for me I guess.
WSOP APAC Event #4 Final Table Results
1 Aaron Lim $233,800 2 Andy Lee $144,530 3 Jan Suchanek $103,766 4 Brendon Rubie $74,590 5 Sam Higgs $53,615 6 Billy Seri $38,545
Just a few moments ago, Phil Ivey won another WSOP bracelet at World of Poker Asia at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The $2,200 buy-in tournament (WSOP APAC Event #3 - Mixed Event) drew 81 of the best mixed game players in the world, generating a total prize pool of $168,000. The top nine players received a piece of the prize pool and Mr. Ivey received $51,840 after defeating Brandon Wong heads up.
The American pro now has an incredible 9 bracelets under his belt and has climbed to 3rd place (shared with Johnny Moss) on the all-time WSOP bracelet leaderboard. Below are the top 5 players of that leaderboard.
1. Phil Hellmuth 13 2. Johnny Chan 10 2. Doyle Brunson 10 3. Phil Ivey 9 3. Johnny Moss 9
I's high time to compile the online high stakes results of 2013 as the first quarter is in the books. According to highstakesdb, the biggest winner to date is Alexander "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn. The Russian pro has played 724 sessions (53,623 hands) and generated a profit of a whopping $3,732,237.
Day 4 of the Aussie Millions Main Event is being played as we post this update. Patrik Antonius has just eliminated Ang Pangleng in 14th place and is now the chip leader with 3.4 million chips. The Day 3 chip leader Ray Ellis is still in the tournament with 650k chips, Dan Shak is ranked 3rd with 2,650,000 and, unfortunately, Phil Ivey was eliminated in 30th place for AU$35,000.
The winner of the tournament will take home a increadbile $1,600,000 (AUD). We will return with an update once a winner has been crowned!
A total of 629 players entered the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event, which created a total prize pool for AU$6,290,000. The third day kicked off a few hours ago with 69 surviors - and now there are only 36 left!
Ray Ellis leads the pack with 1,044,000 chips, Patrik Antonius (Day 1c winner) is not far behind with a stack of 957,000. Apart from Antonius, Phil Ivey (399k) and Dan Shak (596k) are the biggest names left fighting for the AU$1.6 million first prize. We will return with a report once Day 3 comes to an end.
The third starting day of the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event was played yesterday. Day 1a and 1b attracted 157 and 196 players, respectively, Day 1c saw the largest field (269 entries) and some of the biggest stars in poker.
Patrik Antonius was one of the poker stars who did really well. The Finnish poker pro entered the tournament during Level 4 and doubled up within just a few minutes, he then continued playing great throughout the day. In fact, he was the chip leader with 204,800 chips when the tournament director called it a day. Besides Antonius, notables such as Phil Ivey (65,000), Sam Trickett (116,000) and Joe Hachem (32,500) advanced to Day 2.
The overall chip leader heading into Day 2 is Brian Payne with stack of 299,900 chips. Phillip Willcocks is in second place with 208,400, and Patrik Antonius is ranked 3rd with 204,800.
The first round of the 2013 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship finished a few moments ago, with 32 players moving on to Round 2. One of the most interesting matches of Round 1 was the one between Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Andrew Lichtenberger, who Daniel Negreanu predicted would win the tournament.
The 2013 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship ($20,000 buy-in -- invitation-only) begins today and runs for the next 2 days. Viktor Blom, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Dan Cates and Tom Dwan are a few of the well-known players who take part in the tournament (64 players in total). Daniel Negreanu, who decided to withdraw from the tournament yesterday, has been replaced by David "Doc" Sands. Here is the official NBC Heads-Up bracket (click to enlarge):
On Tuesday, the first 32 players that will take part in NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship were presented. Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Doyle Brunson, 2012 Main Event winner Greg Merson, Erik Seidel, and Barry Greenstein (left to right) are just 6 of the big names that will take part.
The most poker players usually recognise the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel. Believe it or not, but Phil Ivey, who many consider the world's best poker player, had no clue who Duhamel, 25, was until he was seated next to him at a featured table during a $100,000 buy-in EPT event earlier this year.
Ivey:"Hello, what's your name?" Duhamel:"Jonathan..." Ivey: "Nice to meet you."
Daniel Negreanu, who sat at the table, couldn't believe his ears and told Ivey: "He won the main event last year."