NL Texas Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the number one poker competitor on the globe by many of the top professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching turning one. His grandpa taught him penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wanted to discover whatever he could about poker. Phil would tell his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not permit the adverse comments from others destroy his ambition of being one of the strongest poker players on the planet.

Phil started competing seriously after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his techniques at the casinos in Atlantic City. The initial few years for Phil were a learning opportunity and coming away with a win wasn’t a normal thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he made 2 final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the final table he destroyed quite a few of the better known professionals which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his skills to the next level and headed out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to dedication and a continuing love for the game of poker. Phil says that he is learning every day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. He knows he makes errors every single session of poker and always strives to improve.

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

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