NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker competitor on the globe by quite a few of the top-ranked professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before reaching the age of one. His grandpa showed him to one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to discover whatever he possibly could about the game. He routinely told his parents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. He didn’t permit the detrimental feedback from other people kill his dream of being one of the greatest poker players in the world.

He began playing intently after acquiring a false ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his skills at the casinos in Atlantic City. The initial few years for Phil were a teaching experience and coming away with a win wasn’t a common thing 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 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he destroyed quite a few of the well known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Vegas. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Phil credits his success to hard work and an undying passion for the game of poker. Phil states that he is learning every single day and is very humble about his success. Phil knows he makes mistakes every single session of poker and always aspires to improve.

Although Ivey has come first in some big-time tournaments, he prefers destroying money games on a normal basis.

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