Professional poker player Phil Ivey has a number of poker achievements to his credit. He has emerged as the finalist in five WSOP 2012 events, won a total of 8 WSOP bracelets, and earned more than $17 million playing live poker tournaments.
Speaking about poker in general, Ivey said that he still has a great deal to accomplish. Revealing his poker dreams and goals, he said, “I want to teach the world how to play better poker. I feel like there’s a big hole in the poker community. I speak with people all the time about poker, and people say they’d love to learn how to play but they don’t know where to start. It’d be nice to teach people how to play the correct way.”
Expressing his dislike for delayed final tables, the poker player said that it might be good for the game, but personally he prefers to play them straight through. Explaining it further he said, “I think overall the delay is better for poker, because you know you get a chance to learn about the players and rewatch some of the episodes. I think it is better for poker in general. But for me personally, I’d rather just play straight through. I’ve been playing consistently for two months during the World Series of Poker, and I’d like it to just go straight through.”
Ivey is almost an expert at winning WSOP bracelets, having won his first back in 2000. Speaking about his experiences regarding winning WSOP bracelets, he says that it is a wonderful experience and that he tries to win a bracelet in every event.
Eager to share his poker knowledge with beginners, Ivey has launched IveyPoker.com, an online venue for beginners to learn poker rules, strategies, tips, and tricks from professional poker players, including Ivey and his friends.