Bluff Player of the Year
By Press Release
ATLANTA, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluff Magazine (, America's leading poker magazine, announced today that Phil Ivey is the 2005 Bluff Magazine Poker Player of the Year.

Ivey is considered by pros and fans alike as one of the best professional poker players in the world. His unparalleled success at the tables in 2005 has earned him the title of Bluff Magazine's Player of the Year. His accomplishments include: over $3.4 million in tournament earnings; 7 final tables; a World Series of Poker bracelet in $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha; a top 25 finish in the WSOP Main Event and a win at the 2005 Monte Carlo Millions. Despite all his achievements, Ivey still considers himself a regular guy and can be seen at the Bellagio in Las Vegas playing in some of the biggest cash games in the world.

I'm honored to win the Bluff Magazine Player of the Year award and to be recognized by such a great media outlet as Bluff Magazine,' said Ivey.

'Phil Ivey has emerged as one of the best players of this generation. His focused play and success at the table have earned him Bluff's Player of the Year,' said Eddy Kleid, Co-President of Bluff Magazine.

Bluff Magazine's Player of the Year is based on the accumulation of points in Bluff/ESPN Power Ranking for poker players. For more info on the Bluff/ESPN Power Rankings, visit


Jimmy Shapiro, Zucker Media Group


About Bluff Magazine's Player of the Year

The Bluff Player of the Year is awarded to the player that accumulates the most points in the Bluff/ESPN Poker Power Rankings. For more information, visit Bluff Magazine is America's Largest Poker Magazine with 250,000 copies printed and distributed nationwide.

About Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey grew up in New Jersey, where he started his pro poker career in Atlantic City. Ivey won his first WSOP title in 2000 at the age of 23 when he beat Phil Helmuth and Amarillo Slim in the Pot-Limit Omaha event. He won three more WSOP titles in 2002 and one in 2005 for a total of five WSOP bracelets. Recently, Ivey moved to Las Vegas where he is now a fixture in the high-limit area at the Bellagio, regularly sharing a table with Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese, and Jennifer Harman. He is a consistent winner in the $4,000/$8,000 mixed game. Ivey also plays online poker exclusively at

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