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Posted 24 December 2009 - 10:59 PM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 3:40 PM, said:

Yeah I'd say so. He certainly became the hardest worker in poker when he went broke.
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:17 PM

If there was a tell you have on him what is it and why, As the new comers become more aggressive do you see that as more a challenge for Phil or more an incentive to just become a better player ?
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 05:27 AM

What is his greatest strenght and weakness ... on a golf course?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 05:42 AM

View Postopie, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 7:27 AM, said:

What is his greatest strenght and weakness ... Posted Imageon a golf course?
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 05:43 AM

View Postqyayqi, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 1:42 PM, said:

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:47 AM

View Postqyayqi, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 5:42 AM, said:

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:32 PM

View Postkepper, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 1:47 PM, said:

What quality would you say is the single most reason why Ivey is so good at poker. Is it his total disregard for money? His ability to stop playing when tilting? Is it his work ethic/studying the game? Ability to adapt to opponents? His "aura" at the tables? Or something else?
I'd say it's his drive and his ability to focus intensely. He's just a great games player and has that killer instinct.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:35 PM

View Postking_tanner, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 1:49 PM, said:

Do you have any fun stories or experiences with him that haven't been told already? Could be a poker story or something unrelated to poker or gambling.
I have several, but those ones gotta stay private sorry.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:37 PM

View Postkepper, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 1:51 PM, said:

When did you first meet Phil and did you realize right away that he was gonna be one of the best if not the greatest poker player ever?
I met him in Atlantic City. Allen Cunningham met him first and told me and Juanda he was a good player. Then I was at a table with him once and I raised a pot and he stared at me with his mouth hanging open and I said something like, "Dude, what are you looking at man? You're scaring me." LOL.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:39 PM

View Postkingcon31, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 1:54 PM, said:

What are some of the longest sessions you have ever heard/saw Ivey play and were they good ideas?
The funnest long session I played with Ivey was mostly 3 handed playing $4000-$8000 with me, him, and Gus. I was stuck over a million in the game and got out after about 34 hours... no one had ANY money with them, so we played with $1 chips!!! Ivey still remembers that session as one of his favorite times playing poker, we had lots of fun.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:40 PM

View PostShark527, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 2:40 PM, said:

He seems to be pretty well off financially now considering his contract with Full Tilt.Do you think without the poker boom and promotional endorsements he received, he would have went broke with all his betting?
No, because he wouldn't have gambled like that. He never really used to gamble much at all outside of poker.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:40 PM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 2:37 PM, said:

I met him in Atlantic City. Allen Cunningham met him first and told me and Juanda he was a good player. Then I was at a table with him once and I raised a pot and he stared at me with his mouth hanging open and I said something like, "Dude, what are you looking at man? You're scaring me." LOL.
what was his response? i'm guessing silence and dragging the pot

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:41 PM

View PostShark527, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 2:43 PM, said:

Outside of poker, does Ivey have one "thing" he most frequently bets on?
He looooooooves him some craps!!!
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:42 PM

View Postgrocery_mony, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 3:02 PM, said:

When and where did you first meet Phil? What stakes and game was he playing when you met?
It was a $500 buy in event at the Taj in Atlantic City I think. I think it was NLH. He knew who I was at the time, but I only knew him from what Allen Cunningham had told me. Allen said he was really good, so I paid attention and Allen was right.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:44 PM

View PostCrookedLink, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 3:13 PM, said:

Rough guesstimate on his net worth, taking into account his huge stake on FTP?
One thing you need to know about people with money. When people have a lot of money they always act like they are broke. It's those that brag regularly about how much they are worth that are usually pretty broke. If you hang around Ivey... he's always "broke" lol.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:45 PM

What do you think Ivey's net worth is?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:45 PM

View Postgibler321, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 3:39 PM, said:

There is something about Phil Ivey's eyes. It just seems like with every glance he is picking up tons of info. Is his stare down as intimidating live as it is shown on tv? I think I've wet myself once or twice just watching.
It doesn't intimidate me, it makes me laugh actually, lol. First time he saw himself play on TV in Turning Stone I was with him. He said, "I look like a crack head," he didn't realize he did that with his eyes.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:47 PM

View Postdrewlovesomaha, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 4:45 PM, said:

How much are you willing to lay on a bracelet bet with Phil as to who wins the Player's Championship 1st between the two of you? (P.S. will you please add Sammy Farha to the poll 4 next week - ty)
Ivey and I always have a standing bet of $200k per tournament that we both play.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:48 PM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on Friday, December 25th, 2009, 2:45 PM, said:

It doesn't intimidate me, it makes me laugh actually, lol. First time he saw himself play on TV in Turning Stone I was with him. He said, "I look like a crack head," he didn't realize he did that with his eyes.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:50 PM

View Postwildspoke, on Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 5:30 PM, said:

Does Phill have any interests outside of poker/gambling? I.E. Bad example: collects Tiffany lamps. GOLF AND CRAPSIf Phill wasn't a gambler, what do you think he would do? TELEMARKETING BUSINESSHow bad do you think Phil wanted to win the Main Event? REALLY BADDoes Phil care about the bracelet at all or is all about the cabbage? HE CARESIs Phil a math guy at all? (or purely a feel player ie takes math into considerstion but not the end all be all in his decisons) NOT A MATH GUY AT ALLHow good is Phil at picking up tells? Is the fact that he can read other players one of his strenghts? HE IS MAYBE THE BESTDoes Phil still talk about hands with you or anyone for that matter? NOT TOO OFTEN ANYMOREIs Phil greatest strength his ability adjust to the people he plays against? If not, what is? YES THAT'S IT. HE BREAKS PEOPLE DOWN.Have you guys ever had a fight about something and your friendship cooled for awhile? NEVER. WE NEVER REALLY HAD A BEEF EVER.ThanksJoe

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