New Phil Ivey Poker Training Site to Launch Soon
IveyPoker, Phil Ivey’s online poker hub, recently announced that it will soon be launching Ivey League, a new poker training site. The site is currently up, but all that is available is a landing page that gives people the ability to sign-up to be notified when the site officially goes live. It describes itself as a site that “…will help you learn to play poker with live play videos and in-depth poker theory presentations.”
IveyPoker already owns the poker training site, LeggoPoker, which it bought in February. At that time, IveyPoker said in a press release that the “…acquisition of LeggoPoker will serve as the foundation for a new IveyPoker product offering called Ivey League – a subscription-based poker teaching site featuring training videos and content from Team Ivey, a network of the world’s best professional poker players.”
The site also launched a social poker app on Facebook this year, a free-to-play online poker game. The press release from the LeggoPoker acquisition also mentioned the poker app before it went live: “Ivey League is the logical next-step for players after they’ve received initial instruction from the IveyPoker app….”
When the app launched in July, Ivey said that he wanted to accelerate players’ poker education so that they would not get discouraged when making the jump to real money poker. Important to that learning process is the ability to play lots and lots of hands, so IveyPoker does allow for multi-tabling. Members of Team Ivey also make appearances at the tables, so players can improve their skills by competing against those better (presumably) than them.
Speaking of Team Ivey, it appears that Ivey Poker is taking the old Full Tilt Poker approach to building its stable of pros: sign EVERYONE. It appears that any successful or somewhat successful poker player that wasn’t already locked into a contract with a poker site is a member of Team Ivey. A sampling of IveyPoker’s pros: 2012 WSOP Main Event champ Greg Merson, Patrik Antonius, Andrew Lichtenberger, Jennifer Harman, Dan Smith, Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler, Aaron Jones, and Christian Harder, to name a few. Oh, Phil Ivey, as well.
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