Phil Ivey, yoga master. It's been a while since Phil Ivey appeared in the poker news cycle for something that did not involve a baccarat scandal or a messy divorce. Ivey had been spotted in Macau playing high-stakes poker on and off the last couple of years, but now we know what he's been up to since he professor a Master Class on poker.
Ivey and Poker King are collaborating together. Along with Tom Dwan, Ivey has been appearing in videos as their pitchman for the newish online poker site based in Asia. Ivey met the owners laying cards in Macau and liked what they were doing over their with their enthusiasm for the game of poker. He was especially impressed with their mission to identify cheaters and actually do something about it.
Poker King utilizes Silicon Valley security experts to help combat cheating. When in doubt, bring in the geeks.
So, Ivey appeared in a new video series produced by Poker King called "A Conversation with Phil Ivey." This particular episode featured a chat with Barry Greenstein and was titled "How I Stay Mentally Sharp".
Ivey and Barry discussed how many American males do not focus on their mental health especially at an early age when they're trying to earn money and work on their careers. Ivey said he wasn't fully satisfied when he achieved his initial goals of winning oodles of cash and accumulating material items after crushing it at the poker tables. That's when he realized he needed to makes some changes by adhering to his mental health.
Ivey told Greenstein he started working out and eater better, but he also began to improve his mental edge and clarity through various means including meditation and yoga.
Money cannot buy you happiness, but only you can control clarity of mind and the act of being present and here right now in the moment.
Phil Ivey won over $30 million in live tournaments. That's what we have on record via Hendon Mob. Who knows how much he's won playing cash games -- both in casinos in high-stakes rooms like Bobby's Room at the Bellagio and in private games in Hollywood and Macau.
Ivey made national headlines when he and his partner Kelly Sun got involved in the infamous edge sorting scandal winning millions in high-stakes baccarat in both Atlantic City and London. Ivey's partner