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February 24th, 2013
Toby Lewis Joins Ivey PokerIvey Poker continues grow ahead of its official launch, and the latest player to add his name to the training site’s ever expanding roster of pros is UK talent Toby Lewis.
The Southampton-born pro started playing poker while studying at college and since cashing in at his first tournament in 2009 has now amassed $1,574,942 in winnings. Lewis’ biggest score came in 2010 at the €5k EPT Vilamoura, which he won for €467,836 ($594,568) and more recently, in 2012, finished 2nd at the €5k 6 Max EPT Grand Final Monte Carlo, for a €129,118 ($170,469) payday. Toby Lewis has also had eight cashes at the WSOP worth $144,360.
In addition to live play, Toby Lewis is a prolific online player and has won a further $2,679,332 playing under the screen name ’810ofclubs.’ Lewis’ list of online accolades include winning two career ‘Triple Crowns,’ the latest of which was in August 2010.
After signing with Ivey Poker, Toby Lewis now becomes the fourth British professional poker player to join the site, the others of which are James Dempsey, John Eames and Mathew Frankland. Commenting on what the deal means to him, Lewis explained: “I feel like this is a great opportunity for me to extend myself further into my poker career and being related to the IveyPoker name can only help me do that. I’ll be a loyal and hardworking member of Team Ivey.”
Poker legend Phil Ivey originally announced details of his new site back in October, 2012, and over the past few months has signed a total of 30 top pros. Although usually secretive about what has made him such an unusual talent in the game, the 37 year-old Ivey surprised many people with the news of his new training site. At the time, Ivey explained:
“People aren’t learning how to play. You see people just going on there and playing, but not really learning how to play the right way. What we’re doing here is teaching people how to become a winning poker player. I think a lot of people really don’t know how to play poker, and I think this is going to be an opportunity to play with the best players in the world.”
Author: A. Mitchell / Online Poker.Net