Phil Ivey Launches Online Poker Training Website
Nov 1, 2012
IveyPoker goes live
Phil Ivey brings out IveyPoker site to help amateurs play against poker professionals.
Controversial US online poker professional Phil Ivey has launched his own website. At IveyPoker, visitors can attend lessons and card game strategy seminars.
Ivey also plans to sign up an online poker star-team, featuring household names such as the present World Series of Poker final table chip leader Greg Merson, as well as Patrik Antonius and Jenn Harmon.
Free-to-play games are available among several instructional videos. Ivey aims to provide amateur players the opportunity to compete against some of the strongest poker pros.
Ivey confirmed that he wants to teach people how to become a winning card player.
Ivey thinks most people don’t know how to play poker, and reckons that his site will be able to help them to learn a few tricks.
Controversies surrounding professional gambler Ivey
A few weeks ago, Crockfords casino in London refused to pay Ivey his $11.5 million winnings.
The Mayfair casino claimed that Ivey and a female companion previously banned from establishment allegedly cheated during a high-stakes Punto Banco game, a variation of baccarat.
The casino authorities brought in UK and Malaysian gambling experts to investigate the case. The officials have watched hours of security surveillance and questioned casino employees. So far, no arrests have been made and no party has commented on the incident.
A few days after the London casino trouble with the winning, Ivey managed to settle a disagreement with fellow UK poker professional Ram Vaswani over a $900,000 golf bet.
Vaswami,Ivey and other two card game pros played golf for a heavy $20,000 a hole back in 2007, later raising the bet to a $50,000 per hole.
Ivey beat Vaswani, but the latter accused him of cheating saying the American hid his correct golf handicap. Ivey denied the charges and insisted that Vaswami paid him.
The two poker pros player settled with an agreement after five years of bad mouth after the golf game.