Phil Ivey Jr. is an American professional poker player. Ivey first began to develop his poker skills by playing against co-workers in the late 1990s. One of his nicknames, "No Home Jerome", stems from the fake ID card he secured to play poker in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as a teenager.
Ivey's tournament accomplishments include winning three bracelets at the 2002 World Series of Poker, tying Phil Hellmuth Jr, Ted Forrest, and Puggy Pearson for most World Series tournament wins in a single year (Jeff Lisandro and George Danzer have since tied the record). Ivey also has bracelets in Pot Limit Omaha from 2000 and 2005. In 2000, he was the first person to defeat Amarillo Slim heads-up at a WSOP final table. His victory over Amarillo Slim was for his first career bracelet.Ivey has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets, one World Poker Tour title, and appeared at nine World Poker Tour final tables. Ivey is regarded by numerous poker observers and contemporaries as the best all-around player in the world.
In 2017, he was elected to the Poker Hall of Fame.As of 2018, Ivey's total live tournament winnings exceed $26,250,000. He has also won millions playing online and in cash games. As of 2021, he is ranked 7th on the all-time money list.