He’s been out of the limelight since the Full Tilt scandal erupted, but Phil Ivey is back and he’s announced he is planning on joining the poker training ranks with a brand new site devoted to teaching inexperienced players, how to play the game properly.
Throughout his career Ivey has been known for his secrecy and privateness, but with news of the new site, it appears Ivey has finally given in. The website which will be called IveyPoker.com is due to launch over the coming months. It is not yet confirmed what the content will be Ivey has already signed up Jennifer Harman, Patrik Antonius, Cole South and this year’s WSOP champion Greg Merson to offer their expert services and guidance.
Widely regarded as the best poker player in the world, in a recent interview with ESPN, Ivey commented “I think a lot of people really don’t know how to play poker, and I think this is going to be an opportunity to play with the best players in the world.”
Initially the site will be free of charge to sign up and there will be free instructional videos, plus the opportunity to compete against the IveyPoker.com pros and Ivey has even mentioned that he will be offering his own services for private coaching – something tells us that won’t be free.
Away from the poker tables, Ivey still hasn’t been paid by the London casino Crockfords, where he reportedly won just over £7 million playing Punto Banco back in August. The gambling club allegedly refused to pay him his winnings for reasons unknown.