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Phil Ivey Won’t Make New Poker Training Videos

Friday, April 21st, 2017

phil-ivey-dfsIvey League, the poker training site owned by Phil Ivey, has announced that they’ll no longer offer new videos. Players will be able to continue accessing the current video content, but there won’t be any new videos to view after May 1.

Those who purchased yearly subscriptions to the site will receive refunds because it was promised that they’d be able to see such videos in their subscription agreement. Those with monthly deals will need to cancel them on the site.

The online poker industry has been in decline ever since Black Friday (April 2011). And it’s little surprise that Ivey League mentioned that the current state of the industry is why they’re no longer creating new videos.

Widely regarded as the world’s best poker player for years, Ivey made over $20 million prior to Black Friday. And many wanted to know what kind of tips and strategy he had to offer, given his success. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until internet poker began declining that Ivey League opened.

phil-ivey-baccarat-edge-sortingStill, it seemed like the training site could experience success when looking at the star-studded lineup of trainers offering their services, including Patrik Antonius, Cole South, Andrew Lichtenberger, and Ivey himself. But it appears that this isn’t the case when considering that they won’t be offering new videos any longer.

One problem is that internet poker regulation never took off like many expected. Another is that Ivey began struggling in online poker, losing almost $7 million after returning to the internet felt in 2012 – when Full Tilt Poker reopened.

Ivey has also been spending considerable time with lawsuits against Crockfords casino (London) and the Borgata (Atlantic City). Neither casino wants to pay him for profits he made through baccarat edge sorting.

After amassing a fortune thanks to his poker skills and marketability, things haven’t gone well for Ivey in the 2010s. And it’s hard to say what he’ll do next because, for the immediate time being, he’s busy fighting to get his money through lawsuits.

Find out Phil Ivey’s Greatest Weakness

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Phil Ivey is generally regarded as the world’s best all-around poker player. So “weakness” isn’t usually a word that’s associated with his game. Nevertheless, Ivey is human just like anybody else and has his poker flaws – however minor they might be.

The 37-year-old actually pointed out what he believes his greatest weakness is during a short interview with ALLIN Mag. When asked about the subject, Ivey stated:

My greatest weakness is that I act too fast on some of my hands. A lot of times, I know what my decisions are pretty quickly, I know what I’m going to do and I’ll just do it instead of like, think about it a little bit. I just act too quick, like I’ll bet too quick or I’ll go to bluff someone too quickly instead of thinking about the situation. Because a lot of times I’ll make a bad decision and realize later ‘Wow, if I would’ve really took my time and thought about this I would’ve made a better decision. You know, but I just reacted because a lot of my game is just reacting. So you know, that’s one thing I have to work on is taking my time a little bit more.

When pressed for advice on how you get better at being patient, Ivey added, “You just practice it, you just take your time in key decisions. You think you know what to do, and you say ‘Well I’m gonna take another 40 second to just really think about the decision.”

I think that most poker players would be quite lucky to have their biggest problem be acting too fast. The majority of amateurs spend forever tanking, only to make a bad decision in the end anyways. So for Ivey to complain of acting overly quick, this seems like an easy leak to fix.

It’s probably hard for Ivey to find ways to improve his game since he’s already accomplished so much. Ivey has won 9 WSOP gold bracelets, $17,669,367 in tournament winnings, and almost $17 million in online poker. Of course, his recent online results could be better since he’s lost about $2.7 million in the last year. So maybe this is where the fast-acting leak is occurring the most.