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Ahigh
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July 8th, 2015 at 9:37:50 AM permalink
I just played craps with Phil Ivy this morning.
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July 8th, 2015 at 9:53:13 AM permalink
haha that's awesome Ahigh. What else can you say about it?
terapined
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July 8th, 2015 at 10:07:16 AM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

I just played craps with Phil Ivy this morning.



What kind of bets was he making and how much?
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Ibeatyouraces
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July 8th, 2015 at 10:17:11 AM permalink
Was his Asian friend sorting the dice?

Sorry, couldn't resist :-)~
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July 8th, 2015 at 10:28:49 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Was his Asian friend sorting the dice?

Sorry, couldn't resist :-)~



jaja. They actually were asking the dealer if it was okay to turn over the dice after they had landed. Surprisingly they were allowed too.
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July 8th, 2015 at 10:41:19 AM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

I just played craps with Phil Ivy this morning.



Did you shoot?
Ahigh
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July 8th, 2015 at 11:18:04 AM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

Did you shoot?



Here's one quote that was nice to hear after the first time I shot:

Quote: Phil

Here's $100 for you not to shoot. Give the dice to him (Phil points to Ahigh)



The guy took the $100 (cash) from Phil and gave me the dice.

Phil's smallest chip on the table at this point was $5,000 of course, so $100 had to be cash. There was laughing.

We all had fun though. Thanks for everyone's interest and respect for Phil's privacy on the details.
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July 8th, 2015 at 11:21:02 AM permalink
Did he ask you for your autograph, or was he playing it low key being in your presence?



Congrats by the way!!!
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July 8th, 2015 at 11:21:35 AM permalink
was there a lot of people watching the game? Not sure if I would really care if I was playing with him unless the crew was to busy watching him and overpaying me.
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July 8th, 2015 at 11:22:51 AM permalink
Phil is a well known addicted craps player. There was a Sports Illustrated article a bunch of years ago about him.
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July 8th, 2015 at 11:41:58 AM permalink
I came close to this about 9 years ago =p... First ever trip to Vegas and they let my young buddy (both 21 though) and I right up to the rail on the other end of their table at the Belagio ($100 min table and we had maybe $500 for the whole trip ha). There was 4 people playing all at the other end. I watched Phil take out a marker for $100,000 and with ONE woman's 30 minute roll make $1 million dollars in about 40 minutes total. Right before her roll he shot and did fairly well. He obviously knew my friend and I were admiring him as we were big poker fans/players at the time so he kept looking at us and saying things like "You have no idea how good I shot that" after rolling the hard 8 he wanted. It was a shock to see him so vibrant with energy/comments because I'd only ever seen him at a poker table, where he looks like a zombie lol.

That's awesome you got to play with him. I'm sure it was fun. We don't need to know numbers, to respect the privacy, but can you simply share "up/down" status for both you and Mr. Ivey?
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July 8th, 2015 at 11:54:08 AM permalink
Glad to see Full Tilt money is going to good use...*rolls eyes*
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July 8th, 2015 at 12:02:09 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Glad to see Full Tilt money is going to good use...*rolls eyes*


I see him in the $111,111 high roller tourney just before I left. They had him in a far back corner table.
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July 8th, 2015 at 12:16:58 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

That's awesome you got to play with him. I'm sure it was fun. We don't need to know numbers, to respect the privacy, but can you simply share "up/down" status for both you and Mr. Ivey?



Yeah, I'm not going to do that unfortunately.
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July 8th, 2015 at 12:47:33 PM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

Yeah, I'm not going to do that unfortunately.



Meaning you both lost. If you had won Phil
Ivey money, we'd never hear the end of it.
You used to report the smallest win or loss
here, now you're a monk? Sure you are..
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July 8th, 2015 at 12:53:49 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Meaning you both lost. If you had won Phil
Ivey money, we'd never hear the end of it.
You used to report the smallest win or loss
here, now you're a monk? Sure you are..


Well that was pretty hostile. This is a public internet site. It is perfectly reasonable to withhold your own financial details from the public, and prudent to withhold information about other people's finances.
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EvenBob
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July 8th, 2015 at 1:02:18 PM permalink
Quote: surrender88s

Well that was pretty hostile. .



Not hostile at all. I just wonder when
we're told who he's playing with, how
big the bet size was, that he was asked
to shoot, yet has to leave off the outcome.
I don't get it. I mean, why say anything
at all.
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July 8th, 2015 at 1:23:56 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Meaning you both lost. If you had won Phil
Ivey money, we'd never hear the end of it.
You used to report the smallest win or loss
here, now you're a monk? Sure you are..



You go first,

Playing with Ivey is a win.

In my view, if I can't win money, bragging rights is a close second. : )

What would you rather have on your tombstone, either won some money or played with Phil Ivey? Me, I'd piss the money away, but being remembered by my peers as "that guy", well, that's hard to put a price on.
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July 8th, 2015 at 1:36:15 PM permalink
Ivey is just another casino patron. He's nobody special in my view. He just has more money.
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July 8th, 2015 at 1:40:15 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph


Playing with Ivey is a win.



So just say that, then. Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
RonC
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July 8th, 2015 at 1:41:11 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

You go first,

Playing with Ivey is a win.

In my view, if I can't win money, bragging rights is a close second. : )

What would you rather have on your tombstone, either won some money or played with Phil Ivey? Me, I'd piss the money away, but being remembered by my peers as "that guy", well, that's hard to put a price on.



I hope you have something much better than "I played with Phil Ivey" on your tombstone!! Being "that guy" is fun, but it isn't like curing cancer or anything. I've been "that guy" to peers in some celebrity stuff...it is fleeting and better as a memory than something to memorialize!!
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July 8th, 2015 at 1:42:56 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Quote: petroglyph


Playing with Ivey is a win.



So just say that, then. Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.



Excuse me please. Why is it that you, EvenBob, almost never if ever really talks about gambling? All you do is chastise others and poke fun at them? No disrespect meant. Thanks!
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July 8th, 2015 at 1:48:39 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob


Playing with Ivey is a win.



Quote:

Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.

What ?

Surely there are more details.
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July 8th, 2015 at 2:04:44 PM permalink
Quote: Vegaseddie

Quote: EvenBob

Quote: petroglyph


Playing with Ivey is a win.



So just say that, then. Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.



Excuse me please. Why is it that you, EvenBob, almost never if ever really talks about gambling? All you do is chastise others and poke fun at them? No disrespect meant. Thanks!



I ask EB about his roulette system and he never answers; that's just the way he is.

How is it that someone joins the board today and decides that it is time to criticize a member within the first ten posts?

It makes one wonder how long you will be a member...
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July 8th, 2015 at 2:13:36 PM permalink
Quote: RonC

I hope you have something much better than "I played with Phil Ivey" on your tombstone!!

I'm going the ash route
Quote:

... Being "that guy" is fun, but it isn't like curing cancer or anything.

Having cancer isn't much fun either.

I posited the question, " which would you prefer on your headstone" [A] I multiplied my buy in, in a crap game by x times or had a great time playing with a superstar gambler? Heck, the question could even be rhetorical, I was just having fun. : )

re tombstone,,I'm signed up with science care and they are supposedly going to take care of my remains when they are done, for no charge?

As far as "curing cancer", I am doing my part as a lab rat.

Also the title to the thread re;bucket list. That sounds like a great time, playing with a high roller. Ahigh isn't saying but he may have gotten on a monster roll? I hope so, he probably could use an uplift about now, as could we all. I can see where throwing a great roll for high stakes could segue nicely on my list.

In my bucket, I hope I make it back to getting certified in PPG? Right now, I'm in Alaska, checking off boxes.
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July 8th, 2015 at 2:22:46 PM permalink
Quote: Vegaseddie

Quote: EvenBob

Quote: petroglyph


Playing with Ivey is a win.



So just say that, then. Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.



Excuse me please. Why is it that you, EvenBob, almost never if ever really talks about gambling? All you do is chastise others and poke fun at them? No disrespect meant. Thanks!



I'm not sure what Bob meant but I am not insulted, I am pretty sure that was also not his intention. For the short time I have been here, Bob has my respect.

""I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses. ... "
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July 8th, 2015 at 2:34:56 PM permalink
Quote: RonC

Quote: Vegaseddie

Quote: EvenBob

Quote: petroglyph


Playing with Ivey is a win.



So just say that, then. Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.



Excuse me please. Why is it that you, EvenBob, almost never if ever really talks about gambling? All you do is chastise others and poke fun at them? No disrespect meant. Thanks!



I ask EB about his roulette system and he never answers; that's just the way he is.

How is it that someone joins the board today and decides that it is time to criticize a member within the first ten posts?

It makes one wonder how long you will be a member...



Should I be intimidated by him? I am merely asking questions and also reading and responding. I don't believe I insulted him at all. If he is the absolute authority on here and an idol to most, I assume I am missing the reason why. Again, all I read was his posts that he pokes fun and tries to walk on other members to belittle them.
RonC
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July 8th, 2015 at 2:40:39 PM permalink
Quote: Vegaseddie

Quote: RonC

Quote: Vegaseddie

Quote: EvenBob

Quote: petroglyph


Playing with Ivey is a win.



So just say that, then. Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.



Excuse me please. Why is it that you, EvenBob, almost never if ever really talks about gambling? All you do is chastise others and poke fun at them? No disrespect meant. Thanks!



I ask EB about his roulette system and he never answers; that's just the way he is.

How is it that someone joins the board today and decides that it is time to criticize a member within the first ten posts?

It makes one wonder how long you will be a member...



Should I be intimidated by him? I am merely asking questions and also reading and responding. I don't believe I insulted him at all. If he is the absolute authority on here and an idol to most, I assume I am missing the reason why. Again, all I read was his posts that he pokes fun and tries to walk on other members to belittle them.



I don't think he is an authority figure or an idol; I just find it interesting that so many brand new members have come in by calling out longstanding members recently. There is a pattern to it...one which the mods are keenly aware of and keep their finger on the triggers to take care of quickly when the issue is verified.

You'll likely break a rule in your next post...
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July 8th, 2015 at 2:50:49 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

I'm going the ash route Having cancer isn't much fun either.

I posited the question, " which would you prefer on your headstone" [A] I multiplied my buy in, in a crap game by x times or had a great time playing with a superstar gambler? Heck, the question could even be rhetorical, I was just having fun. : )

re tombstone,,I'm signed up with science care and they are supposedly going to take care of my remains when they are done, for no charge?

As far as "curing cancer", I am doing my part as a lab rat.

Also the title to the thread re;bucket list. That sounds like a great time, playing with a high roller. Ahigh isn't saying but he may have gotten on a monster roll? I hope so, he probably could use an uplift about now, as could we all. I can see where throwing a great roll for high stakes could segue nicely on my list.

In my bucket, I hope I make it back to getting certified in PPG? Right now, I'm in Alaska, checking off boxes.



Enjoy Alaska!
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July 8th, 2015 at 3:24:16 PM permalink
I checked off Alaska a year ago. I want to check it off a couple more times, at least.
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July 8th, 2015 at 3:31:31 PM permalink
Sounds like a lot of fun! LOL at the dice-edge-sorting jokes
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July 8th, 2015 at 4:03:20 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Congrats by the way!!!



Thanks, SOOPOO. Yeah, funny.
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July 8th, 2015 at 4:28:42 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Glad to see Full Tilt money is going to good use...*rolls eyes*



Hey now he's playing craps to make sure every FTP player gets his money, and then some with interest on top.
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July 8th, 2015 at 6:13:15 PM permalink
I've played at the same table as Ivy in the private Mahogany room in Crown Casino in Melbourne. At the time it was only a tub and he was maxing out his own personal limit pretty much everything. $10k line with full double odds, $64k across all the numbers, $10k come every roll with full odds and leaving the number up as well. He was quite hostile towards anyone else who wanted to play or watch so didn't hang around long. He must have complained about other being able to play as they got him his own private tub in one of the private salon rooms the next day.
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July 8th, 2015 at 6:40:10 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

Hey now he's playing craps to make sure every FTP player gets his money, and then some with interest on top.



LOL

I got my Full Tilt money (and had 99% of my money in Stars thank Jesus), but it was no thanks to him though. I am still shocked PokerStars bailed Full Tilt out and that's the only reason players got paid.
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July 8th, 2015 at 6:45:59 PM permalink
see: related news article
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July 8th, 2015 at 6:59:37 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

see: related news article


Doesn't surprise me. He's a ploppy.
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July 8th, 2015 at 7:04:15 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Quote: MrV

see: related news article


Doesn't surprise me. He's a ploppy.



As so many of the great poker players are. They just can't stick with what they are good at and instead lose at BJ, craps and sports.
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July 8th, 2015 at 7:09:43 PM permalink
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As so many of the great poker players are. They just can't stick with what they are good at and instead lose at BJ, craps and sports.


If you were to take backers, sponsors, etc., out of the game and make them pay their own way, you'd never hear of these people anymore considering today's huge fields. These guys would go broke.
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July 8th, 2015 at 7:16:34 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Quote: petroglyph


Playing with Ivey is a win.



So just say that, then. Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.



He writes for his own entertainment. Much like you do.
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July 8th, 2015 at 7:46:41 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Quote: petroglyph


Playing with Ivey is a win.



So just say that, then. Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.



I'm talking about Ahigh here. Why
give us every detail of the encounter
except the obvious one. There is
nothing preventing him from saying
how Ivey did, he was in a public
place, anybody could report on what
they saw.
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July 8th, 2015 at 11:16:45 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

anybody could report on what they saw.


Anybody could decline to do so, too.

I would never be so rude as to refuse to shake hands with Phil Ivey, but I'd sure count my fingers afterwards.
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July 9th, 2015 at 1:25:10 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Quote: EvenBob

Quote: petroglyph


Playing with Ivey is a win.



So just say that, then. Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.



I'm talking about Ahigh here. Why
give us every detail of the encounter
except the obvious one. There is
nothing preventing him from saying
how Ivey did, he was in a public
place, anybody could report on what
they saw.



Were you wondering if maybe Ivey is a dice influencer?
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July 9th, 2015 at 1:43:39 AM permalink
Quote:

Were you wondering if maybe Ivey is a dice influencer?



The fact that Phil Ivey does NOT concern himself at all with DI speaks volumes.

He seems to understand the nature of AP, and he is not reported to be a bone arranger when he goes to let it all out at the craps tables.
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July 9th, 2015 at 2:18:56 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Not hostile at all. I just wonder when
we're told who he's playing with, how
big the bet size was, that he was asked
to shoot, yet has to leave off the outcome.
I don't get it. I mean, why say anything
at all.

I was thinking along them lines as well.

I think I would have to agree, if Ahigh won some money he would find a way to let us know without including if PI won or lost.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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July 9th, 2015 at 2:41:02 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Quote: EvenBob

Quote: petroglyph


Playing with Ivey is a win.



So just say that, then. Why include all the
other details and leave off the most
obvious one.



I'm talking about Ahigh here. Why
give us every detail of the encounter
except the obvious one. There is
nothing preventing him from saying
how Ivey did, he was in a public
place, anybody could report on what
they saw.

True, but Ahigh might not want to discussed details and have Ivey get upset and not want to ever shoot with Ahigh again.

I'm wondering if Ivey knows about Ahigh and his craps accomplishments. Did Ahigh tell him about his DI exploits and all his special equipment dice caliper etc etc?

Obviously Ahigh can talk about that.

Was Ivey impressed with Ahighs shot at the end of the session.?

Was he looking forward to shooting with him again?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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July 9th, 2015 at 3:23:39 PM permalink
Ivey is out if the Main Event. His 9,9 vs K,K. He didn't improve.
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