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Phil Ivey Adds Cole South as Website Pro

Phil Ivey has added Cole South to his‘s roster of pros that will aim to teach players to play poker through instructional training videos.

Ivey had already tabbed Patrick Antonius, Jennifer Harman and 2012 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson to join in providing free coaching to players interested in bettering their game. South joins Ivey’s hand-picked stable of instructors who will “teach the world how to play better poker.”

South hails from Williamsburg, VA, and has two WSOP Main Event cashes on his resume. He finished 162nd in 2009 and followed that up with a 365th place finish in 2010, pocketing $40,288 and $36,463, respectively. South is better known for playing in high stakes cash games on Full Tilt prior to Black Friday with the likes of Ivey, Tom Dwan, Gus Hansen, Ilari Sahamies and Viktor Blom. A former Full Tilt Red Pro, South has won more than $1 million in a single day of online action, but has also had losing sessions that rivaled that amount.

Aside from playing poker, the 24-year-old South has dabbled in a number of entrepreneurial endeavors, including CardRunners, Hold’em Manager, DraftDay, and a documentary pertaining to the boom in online poker. With a degree in economics from Georgetown University and plenty of experience in high stakes play, as well as producing instructional videos on poker, South seems to fit Ivey’s desire of recruiting the best players who are “able to teach winning poker.”

The new website is accepting sign-ups prior to the official launch and is currently “in the final stages of developing an innovative social poker game that also provides poker training content from some of the world’s top pros.”


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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.