No-Limit Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

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Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker contender on the globe by most of the top-ranked professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before his first birthday. His grandfather taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was hooked on poker and wished to pickup whatever he possibly could about poker. He routinely told his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He didn’t allow the detrimental feedback from others destroy his dream of being one of the greatest poker players on the planet.

He began competing seriously after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his skills at the casinos of Atlantic City. The first few years for Phil were a teaching period and winning was not a common outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he made two final tables and came away with his first WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he destroyed many of the well known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his game to the next level and moved out west to Sin City. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his success to dedication and an undying passion for the game of poker. Phil states that he is picking up skills every day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. He knows he makes errors every single game of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Although Phil has won some big-time tournaments, he prefers destroying cash games on a normal basis.

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