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IveyPoker Adds British Pro Toby Lewis

While the poker community still awaits the official launch of Phil Ivey’s poker training website, the site’s coaching roster expanded to an even 30 with the addition of UK pro Toby Lewis.

The Hampshire, England native has made his mark both live and online, earning a combined $4.2 million. In the live arena, Lewis won the title in the 2010 European Poker Tour €5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event for €467,836. In the same year, Lewis also bested the field at EPT London in £1,000 No-Limit Hold’em, pocketing £67,400. In his career at WSOP events, “The Jester” has cashed eight times, the most recent being a 13th place finish in the WSOP Europe Main Event that bagged €40,320.

On the virtual felt, the 23-year-old, who plays under the moniker of “810ofclubs” on PokerStars, won a TCOOP Event for $68,676. His biggest online cash was $170,000 for a 6th place finish in the $10,000 SCOOP Main Event in 2011.

“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,” Lewis said. “I’ll be a loyal and hard working member of Team Ivey.”

Lewis is the fourth British pro player to join, following James Dempsey, Mathew Frankland and John Eames.

The new IveyPoker training site was announced in October and rumors surfaced that the site would launch last month. However, thus far only an impressive roster of pros has been signed, in addition to the recent acquisition of poker training website LeggoPoker.


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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.