Pittsburgh poker pro Brikis joins Team Ivey

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Phil Ivey is launching Iveypoker.com and hopes it changes social media poker forever. Josh Brikis is a Pittsburgh pro and the newest member of Team Ivey. I caught up with Brikis to discuss the new site.

How does it feel to be a member of Team Ivey? It is truly an honor to be on Team Ivey. First of all, Phil Ivey is simply the best player in the world and everyone pretty much agrees on that topic. Then just look at the team he has already put together and to be asked to be a part of it is amazing. I am really excited and can’t wait for it to be up and running.

What kind of site is IveyPoker going to be? It is going to be a free-to-play social media poker site with top pros and training available on Facebook, Android and iOS.

How will people learn to play? People will be able to play with the pros as well as video content and other ways that training can help people learn the game and play winning poker.

When will the site be made available to players? I don’t want to give an exact date because we all know that things can get held up and we certainly want to have all glitches out of the software and be as close to perfect when we launch but I hope that we are live and playing on IveyPoker.com by mid January 2013.

— Mike Owens is the Ante Up Ambassador for Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. You can follow him on Twitter @Holdemag and check out his blog at CheckRaze.com. He can be reached at anteupowens@gmail.com.