Phil Ivey selling Million Dollar Mansion

Full Tilt Poker pro Phil Ivey, who is regarded by many to be the world’s best holdem poker player, has decided to sell his million dollar Las Vegas mansion for $1.995 million.  Ivey has obviously earned some major rakeback in his career since the 6,727 square foot house has four giant bedrooms, window views of the surrounding mountains and golf courses, six bathrooms (you can never have too many bathrooms), and three fireplaces.

If you’re not already jealous enough of Ivey, the poker tournament star’s mansion also has a big swimming pool, pool-side hot tub, and a four-car garage.  Those of you who dream of one day owning a home like this will be interested to know that the monthly mortgage would be around $9,000 a month (this includes property taxes and the loan interest).  Better start playing more poker hands!

Phil Ivey has yet to state a specific reason for selling the home, but popular speculation is that the sale stems from the Internet poker pro’s recent divorce.  In December of 2009, Ivey filed for divorce from Luciaetta Ivey; the couple had been married for 7 years and had no kids.  Ivey is really going to have to start putting more hours in at Full Tilt Poker since standard divorce settlements for people with no kids divides all assets in half.

Making money should be no problem for Ivey though since he’s number one in all-time live tournament winnings with over $12,800,000.  In addition to this, the author of several poker books also regularly plays high stakes cash games at Full Tilt, and makes hundreds of thousands of dollars some days.  

With the WSOP coming up, Ivey will be looking to follow-up an impressive performance last year when he won bracelets in two different poker games: $2,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball and $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo/7 Card Stud Hi-Lo.

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