Joey Ingram – “ChicagoJoey”

Joey Ingram – “ChicagoJoey”
Name Joe Ingram
Nickname Joey Ingram; Papi; Chicago Joey
Nationality American
Age 42
Streams on

Joey Ingram is a popular poker vlogger, commentator, and podcaster. He was born on June 24th, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois. Ingram is best known for his YouTube channel, where he uploads videos related to poker news, analysis, strategy, and interviews with other poker players in a segment called “Poker Life Podcast”.

Before becoming a professional poker player, Ingram worked in various fields as well as achieved a degree in computer sciences. He worked in software development and did some internet marketing. It was during this time that he began playing online poker as a hobby and developed a passion for the game.

Joey Ingram: Early Poker Days

In some video appearances, Joey mentioned that he was interested in mathematics and statistics from a young age, something that likely could have drawn him to the game. In his early days, Joey worked as a waiter and would use the money he made to go and play poker. He started playing online on PokerStars in 2008, initially in No Limit Hold’em with no idea what he was doing. However, he soon figured out that Pot Limit Omaha would be the game that grabbed his interest, rarely ever venturing into other formats. By 2013, he achieved Super-Nova Elite status on PokerStars.

Joey Ingram: Streaming

Joey Ingram started his YouTube channel in 2014 using his online name, “joeingram1” and it has been a staple in the poker community ever since. While providing insights, analysis, and informed opinions on things going on in the poker world, Joey has done a lot to promote the game of poker, with little interest in monetizing it, which is why he is a beloved figure amongst the players as well as the viewers. Not only is he a skilled poker player but he has a naturally gifted ability to entertain and hold a conversation, which is why he has excelled in talking to the camera.

Within his channel, he has multiple segments including things like news, hand reviews, and most popularly, the Poker Life Podcast where he hosts conversations with other high-stakes poker players. One such player is a good friend of Joey’s and has been appearing on his channel regularly since the beginning, and that is Doug Polk.

Joey is known as “The Investigator” in the poker community, with epic investigations into controversial poker stories. Exampleas are the infamous Mike Postle Scandal and the “Robbi” controversy.  Joey always attempts to maintain objectivity and allow his guests to provide the information that they wish to.

Subsequent to the creation of his channel, Joey didn’t play much competitive poker and invested most of his time into creating content, some of which is not even poker related, with his most viewed video being about a brawl that happened after a UFC fight.

Tournament Poker Results

Joey’s first finish in the money was at the 47th WSOP in June 2016. In a $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-handed event, he finished 39th and cashed $6,658. His next two cash finishes were one and two years later at the 48th and 49th WSOP. In 2017 in a $565 Pot-Limit Omaha WSOP event he finished 99th and cashed $2,392, and in 2018 he finished 17th in a $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha WSOP event and cashed $28,502, his biggest live tournament cash to date.

Joey Ingram didn’t play any tournaments between 2018 and 2021. However, when returned in early 2021, he won two tournaments, one low and one mid-stakes, No Limit Hold ‘Em Events, cashing just over $5.5k between the two.


Joey Ingram is a respected and influential figure in the world of poker, known for his insightful analysis and engaging content. On top of that, his friendly personality has contributed to some great conversations on the air and made Joey an asset for any organization to work with.

Poker at the Lodge Results

Stream #262 27 Feb 2023
Net Profit
First Appearance
27 Feb 2023
Last Appearance
27 Feb 2023