This week, the poker site launched in late 2012 by poker super star Phil Ivey, IveyPoker.com, acquired the teaching poker website LeggoPoker.com.
LeggoPoker is an instructional poker website that uses videos from industry experts to teach game play strategy. It is a subscription based internet site offers a wide array of instructional videos for the cost of $30 a month, though a number of videos are also offered free of charge. Subscribers can choose the type of video they wish to view by selecting such factors as: card game; the coach; the website; and the stakes. The videos offer everything from reviewing hands played, to straight up how-to lessons, taught by some of the most highly-skilled players in the game. The current roster of instructors includes such notable players as Dan Smith, Andrew Lichtenberger, Aaron Jones and Cole Smith.
Ivey, known as the “Tiger Woods of Poker”, developed his poker skills in the late 1990’s and won his first of eight World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets. No small feat considering that all eight of his bracelets were awarded for wining non-Holdem game events. In 2002, he won three bracelets at the WSOP, joining the ranks of such elite players as Phil Hellmuth Jr, Puggy Pearson and Ted Forrest for the most tournament wins in a single year. He is currently tied with Erik Seidel for the fifth spot of WSOP bracelet wins over all.
IveyPoker.com is dedicated to teaching and entertaining poker players of all levels, from around the globe. The IveyPoker app will be available as a free-to-play for both online and mobile play, harnessing the power of social media as well as technology. Ivey wanted to create a site that would in his words, “…teach the world how to play better poker”. The combination of live game play and with the acquisition of LeggoPoker, instructional video, aims to teach players not only how to play poker, but also how to become a winning poker player.
Along with Ivey, there are number of well-known poker industry players, who have joined Team Ivey, including: Greg Merson, Jennifer Harman, Jackie Glazier, and Patrik Antonius. Along with Ivey, these players will provide video instruction on how to play, live, answering questions and giving step by step instruction with real game play. Ivey has chosen players who are not only good players, but also have the right demeanor for teaching. LeggoPoker will be a large part of a new IveyPoker product known as the Ivey League. This will be a subscription-based instructional poker website featuring videos and content from members of Team Ivey. These videos will be detailed and individualized, offering expert strategies from players who are dedicated to molding better poker players.
With the merging of LeggoPoker into the Team Ivey family, it appears that Phil Ivey is just that much closer of accomplishing his goal of teaching players “…the right way”.