The World Poker Tour (WPT) stunned most of its fans recently when it signed Phil Ivey as its new ambassador. The poker pro is among the most successful players today.
Ivey stated in a press release that WPT is a popular poker brand, and he is glad to be its ambassador. He has been committed and passionate about poker for a long period. Also, the pro is eager to work with the poker brand to popularize poker in other parts of the world.
WPT Made a Perfect Choice
Ivey is a two-time WPT winner, and his addition to the brand increases the number of megastars that represent it. They include Doyle Brunson (a poker legend), DJ Steve Aoki (a celebrity), Brad Owen, and Andrew Neeme (poker vlogger).
The player's task as a WPT ambassador in poker will start in next month's WPT World Championship. Wynn Las Vegas will host the $15 million guaranteed live poker event between December 12 and December 20.
It will have $10,400 buy-ins and attract many talented players from all over the world. Adam Pliska, WPT's CEO, stated in a press release that Ivey is among the greatest players in the history of poker as he has made many achievements in his career, including reaching several WPT final tables.
The executive added that Ivey is a poker icon with a great legacy. WPT is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and it has aligned with events and talents that reflect the best personal achievements.
Pliska doesn't think there is any player who can represent WPT better than Ivey. Besides, he is certain that various players will be grateful for getting an opportunity to interact with the poker pro in upcoming tournaments.
Ivey will take part in other tournaments in the WPT series next month. He played in a WPT-sponsored home game at Aoki's home early this year, and he is his neighbor.
Is Ivey a Poker G.O.A.T.?
Some poker diehards claim that Ivey is the greatest all-time poker player, while others say that he is almost number one. He is a Poker Hall of Famer and currently ties with Johnny Chan and Brunson in the second position all-time as they hold 10 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets. Even so, Phil Hellmuth leads them with 16 bracelets.
The Hendon Mob shows that Ivey has more than $38 million in live poker tournament cashes. His success extends beyond the WSOP. The poker pro has reached 11 WPT final tables and won two titles in the past.
Ivey was nicknamed "No Home Jerome," and he had a profitable online poker account in the Full Tilt Poker days. Also, he has cashed in various high-stakes poker cash events worldwide.
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