No-Limit Holdem 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 professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching the age of one. His grandpa taught him penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to discover every little thing he could about the game. Phil routinely told his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. He did not let the negative comments from other people destroy his dream of becoming one of the greatest poker players on the planet.

He started playing seriously after acquiring a false ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his game at the casinos of Atlantic City. The first few years for Phil were a teaching experience and coming away with a win was not a common outcome at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made 2 final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing table he destroyed a number of the well known professionals which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and moved out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his success to dedication and an eternal passion for poker. Phil states that he is learning every day and is quite abashed about his accomplishments. Phil knows he makes errors in each game of poker and constantly strives to improve.

Despite the fact that Ivey has come first in some big-time tournaments, he likes destroying money games on a normal basis.

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