NL Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker contender in the world by many of the top professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before his first birthday. His grandfather taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was addicted to poker and wished to discover everything he possibly could about the game. Phil would tell his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil did not permit the adverse feedback from other people annihilate his goal of becoming one of the greatest poker players in the world.

He began competing intently after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his skills at the casinos of Atlantic City. The beginning few years for him were a teaching period and coming away with a win wasn’t a normal thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP when he made two final tables and came away with his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the last table he destroyed quite a few of the well known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his skills to the next level and moved out west to Sin City. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Phil credits his success to dedication and an eternal passion for poker. Phil states that he’s learning every single day and is very humble about his achievements. Phil knows he makes mistakes every single session of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Even though Phil has won some large tournaments, he favors winning cash games on a normal basis.

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