Published on October 12, 2003, 1:34 am EST

Johnny Chan. Stu Ungar. Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey is quickly making a name for himself as one of the top poker players in the world. Often referred to as the "Tiger Woods" of poker, Phil is a consistently strong player who often places in the top 10. Phil took home three gold bracelets in 2002, and finished 10th in the No Limit Texas Hold'em portion of the 2003 World Series of Poker. You can see some of his other 2003 finishes here.

If you watch ESPN's coverage of the 2003 World Series of Poker, you probably noticed Phil during his battles with the eventual winner, Chris Moneymaker. What makes Phil one worth watching is the fact that he is only 27 years old, and has the looks, style and charisma to bring new players into the game of poker. In addition to being a strong No Limit player, Phil is also a very strong seven card stud player, as evidenced by his win at the 2002 World Series of Poker and his placement at the final table in the 2003 event.

Not since Phil Hellmuth burst onto the scene has a young player been so consistently good, which is why Phil Ivey is one to watch.


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