Phil's Ivey League Launches After Early GlitchJanuary 31, 2014 12:57 pm
Back in 2012, 9-times WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey announced he would launch poker training website IveyPoker.com in order “to teach the world how to play better poker.” This week, however, the website finally launched the poker training realm of the site, known as the Ivey League, but apparently ran into difficulties as its servers were overwhelmed by a swell of players who had eagerly been anticipating the release of the new training site.
Following the greater than planned for demand of the Ivey League, Phil Ivey took to his twitter account to explain that “You guys love the new site so much that we’ve exceeded our bandwidth. Please stay with us as we work to resolve some technical issues.”
Seven hours later, the problem had still to be resolved, prompting Ivey to release a further tweet saying that “Things should be back to normal on the Ivey League site. Busted servers are no fun but we appreciate the love!”
Phil Ivey, widely considered to be the best all-around poker player in the game today, specially hand-picked a number of top tournament pros and cash game specialists to be coaches at Ivey League, who would then provide training to players under three separate subscription packages from beginner to advanced. Back when Phil Ivey announced he was launching IveyPoker.com, the 37 year-old pro said
“I feel like there’s a big hole in the poker community. I speak with people all the time about poker, and people say they’d love to learn how to play but they don’t know where to start. It’d be nice to teach people how to play the correct way.”
Since then, Phil Ivey has been tirelessly recruiting some of the game’s most talented players to accomplish his stated goal, and amongst the array of coaches representing the site are such pros as Greg Merson, Andrew Lichtenberger, Patrik Antonius, Cole South, and Jennifer Harman.