Phil Ivey

Follows A Gambler’s Code, Word As Good As Gold

Nolan Dalla recounts tall tales of “No Home Jerome.”

Amarillo Slim gave a young Ivey no respect and paid for it.

PokerNews's Remko Rinkema grabs a seat with World Series of Poker Media Director Nolan Dalla to reminisce about stories of future Poker Hall of Famer, Phil Ivey

Dalla recalls the first time he met Ivey in Atlantic City, back in the “No Home Jerome” fake I.D. days when Ivey would crush the highest stakes of 7-Card Stud. Nolan even theorizes that if Stud were still the prominent game today that it was back in the early 90’s, that Ivey might be an even bigger star than he already is.

Furthermore, when Ivey first came to the WSOP in the 90’s, he was given no respect by legendary gambler Amarillo Slim and when they two went heads up for what would be Ivey’s first bracelet, Slim quickly learned that there was new school of poker pro about to take over the game.

Finally, Dalla recounts a story of Ivey making a remote golf bet with Chip Reese and when Ivey is through, the pair settle up without any verification except the word of Phil himself.

It’s another fascinating storytime about one of the most popular, and still mysterious players, on the planet.

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