Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Phil Ivey

“What’s the point of life if you don’t gamble?” -- Phil Ivey

That's my favorite Ivey quote, taken from this old Michael Craig post. Ivey is the consummate gambler. He's never out of the action and focuses on whatever bet he has going.

Then last week, Ivey owned Mike Matusow in the Million Dollar Cash Game. I noticed the article because it was linked to by Poker From the Rail's One Angry Monkey.

Ivey got Matusow to lay down the second nut flush on the river with a large bluff -- from $10,000 to $47,000. Matusow was still getting great pot odds, but it seems like Ivey got in his head. Pretty awesome.

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