Phil Ivey Reveals His Life Was Out of Contol During Quickfire Quarantine Questions

Phil Ivey has answered a bunch of quickfire questions from his fans during the COVID-19 lockdown. The all-time great has not been having the best time of it over the last couple of years and we have not seen so much of him.

By: Mark Patrickson

That doesn’t mean the fans aren’t still interested in hearing what makes such a great payer tick though. Lee Davy fired a few questions at him that give us a glimpse into how Ivey sees life.

Who is your most inspirational person?

Many people would automatically resort to a celebrity or famous sports person but Ivey plumped for his grandfather.

What is your favourite album?

Jay Z - The Black Album is probably a choice of many rap fans.

What would you be doing if not poker?

Ivey thinks working in the stock market would be likely but he isn’t so sure. Of course this is a common theme amongst poker players with online legends Sheets and JohnnyBax both successful in that environment.

What would you most like to be remembered for?

Philanthropy is an interesting answer. Unfortunately it isn’t common knowledge exactly what Ivey is involved in. He is rumoured to have made more than $100 million from his gambling exploits but following his edge sorting scandal he is known to have been staked by no less than Jungleman.

Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?

The Sadhguru would no doubt have plenty to talk about.

Who would you not like to be stuck in a lift with?

Any man or woman who wears a lot of perfume is an answer that many of us will sympathise with.

What is the one thing you haven’t achieved yet?

A successful marriage!

When was your life most out of control?

He says his late thirties. This is no doubt due to the turmoil caused by the edge sorting scandal following quickly after an expensive divorce.

What is the best way for you to relieve tension?

Golf, meditation and yoga. All quality choices followed by many poker players.

What subject would you like to learn more about?

Quantum physics sounds too much like hard work, but each to their own.

What is your favourite film?

Shawshank Redemption is probably a choice many readers will agree with.

Who is your childhood hero?

Magic Johnson might surprise some with Michael Jordan being seen as the greatest of all time.

Do you have a favourite video game?

Pac Man! Ivey showing his age here with this one.

What do you want the most right now?

Working on staying present and making conscious decisions shows how much he is thinking about improving his life and just being happy right now.

If you could rid the world of one thing what would it be?

Ignorance. Nobody can disagree with this.


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