Phil Ivey Teases Return To Pro Poker

By Ben Hamill - June 21 2021
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Phil Ivey Teases Return To Pro Poker

As the winner of 10 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and one of the game’s most iconic faces, every move that Phil Ivey makes is one of great interest to the Poker community. He recently sat down for a lengthy, revealing interview with podcast host Joey Ingram. The two of them discussed a wide range of topics, including Ivey’s prop-betting past, playing Poker on television shows such as High Stakes Poker and the plans that he has to resume traveling and perhaps even playing in this year’s WSOP tournament.

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Will Ivey Return To Poker?

Perhaps the most anticipated subject for Ivey to speak about was whether or not he had any intention of returning to Poker. In short, the player has confirmed that he is ready to get back into it. He said that he wishes to be able to travel and to play Poker again. While he does enjoy playing the game online, he admitted that he prefers to play a live game during which he is able to look at his opponents.

His long-term ambition is to be able to play Poker on TV again. While he isn’t entirely sure about committing to a full schedule once more, fans of the game will be pleased to know that he is indeed planning on playing in a few events.

What Has He Been Doing All This Time?

Many have wondered where Phil Ivey has been for the past little while. The player started off his time on the podcast by addressing this. According to him, he is in a great place in his life. Last year, he dedicated a lot of his time to practising yoga, exercising, and meditating. He attributes these three activities to improving his mental health.

He said that in many ways, the global health crisis has allowed him to reset himself and to realise what is important and what’s not. He added that he remains honoured to have fans and to have Poker players who are still interested in him and what he does. He also admitted that the game would not be as popular as it is today without the support of the fans.

Ivey also mentioned that his success in Poker resulted in some interesting experiences and a lot of good times. However, he did admit that at times, he went a little bit too far with the fun. Now, he considers himself to be a lot more settled in.

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