Famous Poker Players
One of the good poker players is definitely Phil Ivey. He was born on February 1, 1976 in Riverside, California. He grew up in New Jersey. There, Ivey began early to train himself in poker where he regularly organized matches against his colleagues at a telemarketing company. Although as a sales clerk he had good references and not badly deserved Phil finally decided to pursue his real passion professionally.
Already as a teenager, he falsified an identity card in order to be able to try his luck in the player’s paradise Atlantic City. He later entered the poker business as a professional and has remained extremely successful to this day. Despite his focus on cash games, Ivey can also compete as a tournament player. In the 200s, he won three victories during the Word Series of Poker.
He was able to match the legends of Phil Hellmuth and Ted Forrest, who also won so many titles in a year. Similar success was achieved with the Pot Limit Omaha and the World Series of Poker of the year 2000 as 2005, where he won the Bracelets. Bracelet number six and seven, Ivey won during the World Series of Poker 2009. At the then eighth event, the Deuce to Seven Single Draw, and the twenty-fifth event, the Omaha / Seven Card Stud HL / 8 or Better, To secure the victory.
Today, Phil Ivey is contractually bound to Full Tillt Poker, due to his age as a Tiger Woods of poker. In the course of his career, Ivey has awarded prize money of more than 9 million dollars. Older and still a fox is undoubtedly Doyle Brunson. The poker player known as Texas Dolly has been active for more than 50 years his highly professional playing style is legendary. He even succeeded in the two-time World Cup, and Brunson wrote several books on the strategy, tactics, and history of poker.
Texas Dolly was the first player ever to earn more than a million dollars in official tournaments. Ten wins at the World Series of Poker were a big success for him. Everything started with a very different sport: basketball. In his youth, Branson even played for the all state texas basketball team, had to end his successful career because of a serious knee injury before she had really started properly. In addition, there was no injury! Finally, Branson became such a good player that he finally denied his livelihood by playing poker.
Already in 1976 he won, the main event of the World Series of Poker became world champion and received the impressive sum of 220,000 dollars. A year later he succeeded again defended his title and won in two individual competitions. In the years 1978 and 1979, he won further victories at the World Series. Brunson got his nickname through the commentator Jimmy Snyder.
This US-American moderator read his name during an event and wanted to call the player sweetened as Texas Doyle dictated the announcer however Dolly instead of Doyle. Brunson was by no means mistaken for the funny confusion, and the name remained in the memory of the audience. To this day, everyone who knows about poker is probably familiar with this nickname.