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#21 MadeYouLook

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 08:59 PM

...my favorite player...period...kid is pure skill and dedication...
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Posted 31 July 2005 - 02:47 PM

hes definately a great player with great instincts, and is a commonly feared player

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 06:20 PM

I got a chance to watch Ivey this year while working at the World Series of Poker. He was at the table on day 5 of a player I was tracking as a media person. I watched as hand after hand he picked up the blinds from the cutoff/button, making fools out of the competition to his left. Then again, how can I blame the players on his left when he makes this play at the blinds. Clearly, it is a play at the blinds, and the blinds know it, everyone knows it. The problem lies here, how are you going to call it if you're one of these inexperienced internet qualifiers? Call and then play a big pot from out of position against the best poker player in the world? I don't think so. Anyways, just wanted to note how dominant he is in tournament poker on the hands that are non-confrontational that ESPN doesn't televise. The guy is a machine, and will double his stack at points in the tournament without a single showdown or confrontation past the flop.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:43 PM

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 01:15 AM

Ivey has to be my greatest overall inspiration in the poker circuit today. Besides his great play, intense focus, and unrelenting aggression, his overall enthusiasm for the game is something for all players to aspire to. This guy really is the face of modern poker. People make an arguement for internet players being the "New Generation" of poker players, but I think that Ivey's drive to improve his game is what makes him worthy of such high praise and success. He doesn't get up and scream when he wins, or sit and bitch and moan when he loses. He's a human sponge that absorbes everything the game has to offer and takes it as a learning experience. I saw a show on FSN recently in which he said something to the effect of, "I've never played a perfect poker session. I make a mistake of some sort everytime I sit down and play poker." This view to me is what makes him such a poker role model. He is constantly forcing himself to get better at all facets of all games, and that is what will ensure him eventually going down as the best overall poker player of all time :club:

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 02:53 PM

Next time you watch Ivey play, look at his eyes. They are all over the place, he sees everything. i think that's what makes him so great. i think he has eyes in the back of his head. He is just awesome. I bet he could read people that are on the other side of the casino. LOL

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 06:40 AM

He's the best! I love his demeanor at the table. It was cool to see him in the Omaha final cracking on Helmuth about his play (something like "everybody knows you're a goofball").Ivey is a stone-cold killer at the table!

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 07:28 AM

How is this for an idea.... have the top 10 pros particpate in a million dollar winner take all athletic comp.. ex.. golf, basketball, darts, pool, nl holds. Daniel would rock them all

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 12:37 PM

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How is this for an idea.... have the top 10 pros particpate in a million dollar winner take all athletic comp.. ex.. golf, basketball, darts, pool, nl holds. Daniel would rock them all
I'd take Ivey in that.

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 04:48 PM

Badlands said:

How is this for an idea.... have the top 10 pros particpate in a million dollar winner take all athletic comp.. ex.. golf, basketball, darts, pool, nl holds. Daniel would rock them all
From what I hear, I wouldn't put a lot of money on Ivey for the golf part. But If you added video games of any sort I think he'd take it by a landslide

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 02:52 PM

Supposedly Phil will bet on anything especially golf. Ivey holds characteristics of both the old school proposition gamblers and the new school poker pros. It's no wonder why a personality like that has become such a rising poker star.

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 09:36 AM

i wonder if he ever got out of control with sports betting or any of that?

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 01:34 PM

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Phil Ivey is the second greatest player of all time in my opinion. Only Ungar was better, but he's not around anymore so Phil is currently the best in the world in my opinion.
Definatley agree, Most of the pros when asked who they think is the greatest player today will say Ivey.


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Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:45 PM

He's the best.

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 01:13 AM

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Supposedly Phil will bet on anything especially golf. Ivey holds characteristics of both the old school proposition gamblers and the new school poker pros. It's no wonder why a personality like that has become such a rising poker star.
I know he gambles on golf, but I've heard that he (used to, at least) get wrecked by Erick Lindgren on a regular basis. I read that Phil hired someone to help him with his game though, and now made some sort of challenge to E-Dog.

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 08:25 AM

Am I the first to say this:Phil Ivey is the Tiger Woods of poker.If I'm the first, i can't believe it.
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 02:25 PM

I think you are the first person ever to say that, LOL kudos!

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 02:06 AM

View PostMercury69, on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006, 9:25 AM, said:

Am I the first to say this:Phil Ivey is the Tiger Woods of poker.If I'm the first, i can't believe it.
not even close.Said about him years ago, and he says, he doesnt wanna be compared to tiger, cuz tiger always dominates, and he feels he still needs to improve. This was a while back mind you.
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Posted 19 March 2006 - 10:48 PM

How do you make Phil Ivey look like a Donkey? Put a camera on him! (Rim Shot!)What a TV jinx this guy has! I have only seen him look good in one TV tourney a few years ago. It was that one with John DeAgistino (spelling?) icon_confused.gifI know he is considered the "best player in the world" by many of his peers however, I have yet to see it.
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 01:15 AM

View PostPlayamonkey, on Sunday, March 19th, 2006, 10:48 PM, said:

How do you make Phil Ivey look like a Donkey? Put a camera on him! (Rim Shot!)What a TV jinx this guy has! I have only seen him look good in one TV tourney a few years ago. It was that one with John DeAgistino (spelling?) icon_confused.gifI know he is considered the "best player in the world" by many of his peers however, I have yet to see it.
Yes. You are definitly better then Phil Ivey. He should really work on his game so he can gain your approval.




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