Phil Ivey makes his first cash finish in a WSOP event, taking 12th place in the $1.5K Seven-Card Stud event to win over $5,000.
Phil reaches his first final table at a WSOP event, finishing in 5th place in the $2K No-Limit Hold ‘em event for over $35K.
Ivey takes down the WSOP $2.5K PLO Event, defeating poker greats Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston and Phil Hellmuth to claim almost $200K and his first bracelet.
Over the course of 2001, Phil Ivey made added more than a dozen final tables to his record in smaller tournaments in Las Vegas and LA. Overall, his accomplishments added another $150K to his tournament earnings as well as two more WSOP cash finishes:
May 6th – 15th place, WSOP $2.5K Omaha Hi/Lo Split Eight or Better event
May 11th – 6th place, WSOP $5K Omaha Hi/Lo Split Eight or Better event
Phil wins his second WSOP bracelet in the $1.5K Seven-Card Stud event to take home $130K.
Within two weeks of bracelet number two, Phil earns his third and over $118,000 in the $2.5K Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo event.
Ivey claims his fourth bracelet – his third for the Series – in the $2K SHOE event for well over $100K. With this victory, he joins Ted Forrest and Phil Hellmuth for the most wins in a single WSOP.
Phil continues to build on an already impressive career, adding another $850K to his career tournament earnings as well as multiple final tables, including:
January 28th – 2nd place, WPT $10K No-Limit Hold ‘em Championship event
April 14th – 3rd place, $25K WPT Championship No-Limit Hold ‘em event
May 11th – 2nd place, WSOP $5K Razz event
May 14th – 3rd place, WSOP $5K Seven-Card Stud event
May 16th – 9th place, WSOP $2.5K Pot-Limit Omaha event
Following two WSOP cash finishes, Phil wins the Verona Championship Poker $10K No-Limit Hold ‘em event, after facing a final table that included fellow Team Full Tilt members John Juanda and Erik Seidel to claim $500K.
Ivey makes the final table of the WPT $10K No-Limit hold ‘em event, finishing in 6th place for over $100K.
After facing a final table that included fellow Team Full Tilt member Chris Ferguson, Ivey took 3rd place in the $14K No-Limit Hold ‘em event at the Monte Carlo Millions for over $100K.
Having added two more WPT final tables to his growing list of accomplishments earlier in the year, Ivey claims his fifth WSOP bracelet and over $635K in the $5K PLO event.
In a matter of five days in Monaco, Phil added two more big scores to the list: he took down the Monte Carlo Millions $25K No-Limit Hold ‘em event for $1 million before winning the $120K No-Limit Hold ‘em Full Tilt Poker Invitational for another $600K.
Ivey earns over $1.3 million for another year of command performances, including 2nd and 3rd place finishes at the WSOP in the $5K Omaha Hi/Lo and the $50K HORSE events, respectively. On the EPT circuit, he took 2nd in the €4.8K No-Limit Hold ‘em event for more than $470K.
In addition to his tournament successes, 2006 also saw Phil Ivey represent “The Corporation” in an epic series of high-stakes heads-up matches against Texas billionaire Andy Beal. Before facing off with Phil Ivey, Beal had won almost $13.6 million from “The Corporation” during the second week in February. The following week he and Ivey sat down to play at stakes of $50K/$100K; within three days, Ivey had won more than $16.6 million and Beal retired from poker.
While live tournament titles eluded him, Phil Ivey continued as a force to be reckoned with. After taking 5th in the WPT $9.7K No-Limit Hold ‘em event at the Mirage in May, Phil took 2nd in the WSOP $5K World Championship 7-Card Stud event. A week later, he finished 4th in the $5K HORSE event.
He gave excellent televised performances in both January and June of 2007, taking down weeks four and twenty, respectively, of the nationally televised Poker After Dark. In both cases he faced all-star tables packed with fellow Team Full Tilt members to claim almost a quarter of a million dollars for his victories.
After multiple final tables on the circuit, Phil claimed his first WPT title for taking down the $9.9K No Limit Hold ‘em Championship in LA to win over $1.5 million.
In his strongest showing of the 2008 WSOP, Ivey makes the final table of the $10K World Championship Seven-Card Stud event and finishes in 9th place.
Ivey makes yet another WSOP final table appearance, this time at the WSOP Europe £2.5K Limit HORSE event. He finished in 6th place after facing a stacked final table that included fellow Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer.
Ivey wins WSOP bracelet number six and over $96K in the $2.5K 2-7 Lowball event.
Just two weeks and another cash finish later, Ivey wins his seventh WSOP bracelet in the $2.5K Omaha/7-Card Stud Hi/Lo event.
After cashing in a total of five events and winning two bracelets in the 2009 WSOP, Phil Ivey takes his spot amongst the November Nine at the Main Event Final Table.
Ivey finishes the WSOP Main Event in 7th place for more than $1.4 million, bringing his career tournament earnings to over $12.2 million.