Ivey’s Room, Now Available Offline!


Phil Ivey is pretty much the world’s most feared professional keluar sgp poker player. He instills fear in others through his tough play, and his table demeanor, complete with crazy-looking wandering eyes for special effects. Phil Ivey is a Full Tilt Pro as you might know by now, and he has his own tables you can access, with his own seat that is permanently reserved. These are a part of the almost infamous Ivey’s Room, which attracts some of the highest stakes action the online world sees on an almost daily basis.

In the physical world, as in beyond clicks and buttons, there has been an actual room after which the idea behind Ivey’s Room on Full Tilt Poker was based. That one was called Bobby’s Room, after card-shark Bobby Baldwin, who won the 1978 WSOP Main Event. Baldwin loves to gamble, and he would generate a lot of action; so much in fact that he ended up getting a room at the fabled casino Bellagio named in his honor.


Phil Ivey, on the other hand, never won the main event, but he has has won pretty damn near everything else. Phil Ivey has accomplished nearly everything tourney players dream, and has had multiple cashes in all sorts of tournaments around the world. It goes without saying that he is a high stakes cash game regular in pretty much every venue. Naturally, it would be only a matter of time before he got his own room at a casino somewhere. And that is exactly what will happen in just a short while.


The Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter, also located on the Las Vegas Strip just like the Bellagio, will be opening a high stakes room named in honor of Phil Ivey. It will be a one table, high limit poker room, and will be opened with a celebrity and VIP tournament on Saturday 5/22 2010, awarding the winner a whole $250,000 and the chance to play the man himself, Phil Ivey, for another $250,000. There will also be a bounty of $100,000 on Phil Ivey’s head during the celebrity tournament. And who knows, just as the best parties always have excellent after parties, Mr. Ivey will be on hand to play a few inaugural hands on his table as well.


The Ivey will be in the house. It’s obviously up to you if you practice avoidance or engage head on. But one thing’s for sure, and that is that you will be in for the time of your life!

PCA 2010 Day 5: Only 24 to Go! Chip Counts Included!

Only 24 players are left of the initial record-setting 1529 hopefuls that showed up in Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Ryan ‘g0lfa’ D’Angelo is no stranger to this blog, and once again he makes an appearance, this time as the overwhelming Top Chip with 24 to go in the 2010 PCA.

Closely following him are PokerStars Pro and EPT Founder John Duthie, and PCA 2010 Day 1 Chip Leader Wayne Bentley in 2nd and 3rd, respectively.


Other notables at the start of this day are:


Barry Shulman, Jeff Shulman’s pops, at 5th

Robert Mizrachi, brother of Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, 10th in chips

Jeff Madsen, seemingly taking a break from rapping to play some serious poker, is in 18th place.

Complete leaders are as follows:

  1. Ryan D’Angelo – 7,483,000
  2. John Duthie – 5,304,000
  3. Wayne Bentley – 2,878,000
  4. Thomas Koral – 2,438,000
  5. Barry Shulman – 2,433,000
  6. Aage Floenes Ravn – 2,282,000
  7. Zachary Goldberg – 2,195,000
  8. James Tolbert – 2,016,000
  9. Benjamin Zamani – 1,905,000
  10. Robert Mizrachi – 1,823,000
  11. Harrison Gimbel – 1,803,000
  12. Tyler Reiman – 1,796,000
  13. Darren Keyes – 1,614,000
  14. Luc Greenwood – 1,528,000
  15. Dimitri Hefter – 1,350,000
  16. Matthew Haugen – 1,161,000
  17. Jimmie Guinther – 932,000
  18. Jeff Madsen – 896,000
  19. Gijs Verheijen – 882,000
  20. Bo Schultz – 720,000
  21. Tamas Lendvai – 662,000
  22. Praz Bansi – 542,000
  23. Richard Toth – 488,000
  24. Kenny Nguyen – 242,000


Everybody still remaining in the field is guaranteed to take home at least $75,000, which is definitely not bad at all for just playing cards in a tropical paradise! Just twenty more eliminations to go and we will be entering into 7 figure payday territory. The last remaining lady, Amanda Baker, was eliminated in 38th position, so it’s a guys only thing now.


FTR wishes best of luck to each and every one of the remaining players, and may the best man win!


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