Poker Pro Phil Ivey Divorces Wife Of Seven Years

Poker Pro Phil Ivey has divorced his wife, Luciaetta, after seven years of marriage. The couple tied the knot back in May 2002, but decided to call it quits just before Christmas when they filed for a joint petition on December 22nd in a Nevada court. The petition was granted by the court on December 29th.
Stories related to  Luciaetta are few and far between, as it seems Phil’s tight lipped image at the poker table also extend to discussions of his then wife. All that I have been able to gleam from  opinions and rumors circulating at present, is that Phil and Luciaetta were high school sweet hearts and after seven years of marriage, there are no children to complicate the divorce settlement.
Phil  Ivey is widely considered one of, if not the, best all-around players in the world today, and has earned seven World Series of Poker bracelets throughout his career, with two of those coming in 2009. He has also amassed in excess of  $12,200,000 from live tournament winnings, $4,865,010 of which came from his WSOP cashes. His winnings from cash games runs into the millions and according to, Phil Ivey earned $1.99 million on FullTilt in 2007, $7.34 million in 2008, and $6.33 million so far in 2009.
Phil is also a part owner in Tiltware, the company that owns Full Tilt Poker, and as such will receive lucrative payments and bonuses from the company running into the millions.
Although no details are known whether the Phil and Luciaetta had signed a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot,  one thing that is for certain is that any future  agreement by the couple is sure to result in a multi-million dollar settlement for Luciaetta.
In any case, divorces are always a time of sadess and stress and so at this difficult time we wish them both all the best for their respective futures.

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