2018 WSOP Main Event Winner
I sat down at my computer and just started losing. Chris Conrad was dispatched in 18th place by the eventual champion in a massive three-way all-in where Cada doubled up in addition to stacking Conrad. Even a couple where I got it in kind of bad! News and features about your favorite professional poker players from around the globe. Little did I know I was about to be brutally punished for this.
I promised him that I would win him a bracelet, but it was a long time. Then I try to spread the positive. I hope that I will be remembered for two reasons, the first to have 24 bracelets, and the second to have a lot of positive influence on people's lives. Play Poker Best Poker Sites. Find the best poker sites to start your online poker quest. Our in-depth reviews make it easy to pick the right poker site.
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Everything you need to know about poker from big online series and promotions to Live. That was the third consecutive year where Ivey was eliminated in the first round of this tournament. His streak ended in , when he advanced to the semifinals, losing to eventual champion Ferguson. He has also won millions playing online and in cash games.
Ivey was playing for "The Corporation", a group of poker professionals who pooled their money and took turns playing against Beal. Ivey was part of the original design team for Full Tilt Poker. The Borgata is suing Gemaco as well as Ivey. On October 8, , a UK court held that the techniques Ivey used at Crockford's constituted cheating and decided for the casino with costs. The court concluding that Ivey's actions constituted cheating and that, had it been necessary to make a finding on dishonesty, it would have determined that Ivey's "conduct was dishonest".
Ivey was born in Riverside, California and moved to Roselle, New Jersey , when he was three months old. Ivey resides in Las Vegas. In December , Ivey and his wife, Luciaetta, filed a joint petition for divorce after seven years of marriage. The divorce was granted on December 29, Ivey's hobbies include video games , prop betting , and golf. He participated in the inaugural World Series of Golf , where he finished in fourth place in the final group.
Ivey has given money to a number of charitable causes. Ivey Poker, established in offers a "play for free" poker App that allows users to compete against Ivey and other pros.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on I actually only ended up being there for 6 days, which is a bloody long way to travel for such a short time! Actually, though, I didn't find the journey too painful. When you have two kids you never really get the time to just sit down and do nothing. So I was actually pretty happy getting to sit, chill, do some reading and watch a film or two that weren't made by Disney for a change!
I was regged up for 1C the day after I got there but fired away at 1B on the day I arrived instead, which was a bold move but I slept really well on the flights and felt like it would be fine. I actually took what I consider to be the worst beat of my poker career. Maybe not equity wise as it was still early on in the tournament. However, this was the biggest buy-in tournament I'd ever played, I just traveled 24 hours solely to play it and just a few hours after landing I get this beauty: Tim Slater a British reg of all people opens from early position in Level 5.
Tim bets, I peel, BTN peels. Turn is a Jack. River is a J. He calls with J9os. Unfortunately a couple of hours in to Day Two I got it in with a combo draw vs 2 pair and didn't get there. It made sense to take a shot in a few tournaments while I had the opportunity in soft fields given that I had traveled all the way to Australia, but after not having the best 4 months online prior to this the bankroll depletion wasn't particularly well timed. The few weeks after Oz didn't go particularly well either, which equated to about a 6 month spell of suckiness, by far the worst run in my poker career.
Fortunately April was kind to me and things finally started to pick up, so hopefully I have turned a corner and I won't have to go job hunting just yet. Here's a few pics of Australia. I enjoyed the few days I was there, although being on my own was a bit of a bummer. Melbourne is a really lovely city though, I enjoyed the touristy bits that I managed to do and it was pretty sick going for a morning jog alongside the river.
Sick view from my room! Although there is no tangible reward, aside from my lobby and VPP count sporting the 1 million Hall of Fame badge booooommmm , it's kind of a cool milestone to reach. The good sports at PokerStars support provided me with a lifetime audit so I could work out a yearly breakdown of VPPs: Reaching this milestone would have felt rather underwhelming had I not recently managed to dig myself out of my largest ever downswing or at least after my high stakes cash game days pre It has been quite the most extreme ride on the variance rollercoaster over the last 2 months.
Consequently I was feeling pretty pleased with myself. I even made a couple of frivolous purchases; something I rarely do just because I happen to have experienced some positive variance. Little did I know I was about to be brutally punished for this.
I went on an absolute death run in everything. Those of you that have followed my blog when I used to update much more regularly! Still, I've taken a few swings that felt kind of rough before.
I've never experienced anything quite like this, though. Perhaps I have been particularly fortuitous in my poker career to have avoided such a death run until now. I can't deny I have had the odd particularly lucky bink Winning the Sunday Supersonic was ridiculous, so was my 3rd place in the Monte Carlo although it was kind of due but that's a difficult claim to make when it comes to live poker tournaments , but when you go on a death run, any previous fortune is quickly forgotten.
I suppose I was technically stretching the truth, as I did actually have a losing month in February However I only played games that month because my daughter was born then. Other than that though, it was true. Monthly Profit Chart does not factor in rakeback Well October changed all that. I sat down at my computer and just started losing. For the first few sessions it was a bit annoying as anything other than winning tends to be! But then it kept happening.
Not just losing but on a complete free fall where I couldn't win anything. The more it went on, the more I struggled to believe it was possible to run quite so bad.
We've all talked about the mythical "doom-switch", well I was starting to become a believer in its existence. It's a common theme amongst recreational players to say that sites are "rigged". You see it all the time. Obviously this is a completely ridiculous notion, and it's difficult to show anything but complete contempt for people that say anything like this. However, I got a glimpse into the mind of someone that does think like this last month.
I've seen it all. Yet I ran so bad in October that I was seriously beginning to wonder whether there was some kind of virus on my computer or something!