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Teaching the world to play better poker will have to be accomplished for awhile without allowing players to log on and play at

A recent tweet by Phil Ivey revealed that “we plan on suspending the current game this Saturday, October 25th.” That suspension has already occured, as attempts to access the website result in a redirect to

Players are still able to subscribe and take advantage of the coaching and training available under three separate subscription levels at The “Undergraduate” level offers introductory videos and forum access free of charge, while the “Bachelors” and “Masters” plans are $9 and $75 per month, respectively.

Expansion on the way

Working on multiple product extensions and new categories for Ivey Poker expansion in 2015,” stated the header of Ivey’s tweet. The 10-time WSOP champ further revealed that “since we launched our game here at Ivey Poker we’ve learned quite a few things…first and foremost is that a dedicated and loyal community is essential. So to our loyal players, we felt we needed to communicate to you about some changes you’ll be seeing over the coming months.”

That same information also landed in the email in-boxes of players who had signed up at The email and tweet continued by stating that suspending play is “actually just the first step in our evolution as we prepare to launch an even bigger and better gaming experience for you all in 2015.”


One could have surmised that something was brewing at IveyPoker. The site had been posting news about the success of its Team Ivey Pros quite regularly since launching early in 2014.

However, the publishing of news articles ceased toward the tail end of the WSOP in July. And at the IveyPoker Facebook page, the last post is dated June 28.

“We’ve come a long way…,” said the tweet and email, and “we do appreciate all you have done for us here at Ivey Poker; it has been a joy and a learning experience for all of us….and one that we hope will continue as we grow and evolve! Stay tuned for more — the best is yet to come!”




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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.