Fun as it is to play poker for serious cash and move from one gambling hub to the other, poker pros are sometimes dreaming of spending some quality time in the comfort of their home. For Phil Ivey, the comfort of his home should be sublime, especially with the prominent poker player having his own pool, perfectly suited for parties. That was what he had in mind when he announced his intention of hosting a grandiose party on Twitter, not before testing the latest IveyPoker App:
About to get on @IveyPoker app. Sign up through Facebook and join me.
— Phil Ivey (@philivey) August 13, 2013
We all know that poker players want to be in complete control while at the tables and the best of them do it, despite the dazzling stakes and intense competition. Phil Ivey got his friends together and were ready to translate their plans into reality, when the poker pro was reminded in a brutal manner that weather is one thing that is completely out of control. The rain set in and any hopes of gathering around the outdoor pool vanished, as you can see from the short video posted by Ivey on Twitter:
Most people would’ve been frustrated by the incident but not Phil who had a beautiful house at his disposal and the perfect crowd to turn the heat up inside. Not surprising, with so many poker players under the same roof it was only a matter of time until someone came up with the idea of playing some cards. Phil and Daniel were the first to play a friendly game of poker and a picture of that game was also posted on Twitter for those wondering how the party unfolded indoors: